Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add an Email Account to the Stock Email App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Sending or receiving email messages is one of the most popular ways that can be used to communicate with others. It may be the reason why most of smartphones available today, including with Samsung Galaxy S5, always have an Email app as one of the stock apps. You have to add an email account first to your phone before you can use the stock Email app to send or receive email messages.


How to add an email account to the stock Email app?
Assuming that you have an existing email account, then you can add this account to your phone by using two different methods: from the stock Email app and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the stock Email app
You can add an email account directly from the stock Email app by using the following steps:
  1. Open the stock Email app.
  2. If it's the first time for you use this app, you'll be provided with the set up email screen directly. If you have added an email account previously, tap at the top right corner of the screen then tap Settings then tap Manage accounts then tap at the top of the screen to add another email account.
  3. Enter the email address (if yours is a Yahoo email account then it'll be like this: xxxxxxx@yahoo.com) and the password in the provided fields. FYI, you can check the box in the left side of the Show password option to help you make sure that you have entered the right password.
  4. Tap Next button.
  5. If needed, you can adjust the email account options available here according to your needs, e.g: period to sync, sync schedule, etc. Once done, tap Next button.
  6. If needed, you can change the email account name (it will be used as the email account name in the stock Email app) and your name for the email account (it will be displayed in outgoing email messages) in the provided fields.
  7. Tap Done button.
  8. The email account has been added and the stock Email apps will display inbox of this email account.


Method #2: From the settings menu
You can add an email account from the general settings menu by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top of the screen to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the User and backup section and then tap Accounts .
  3. Tap Add account.
  4. Tap Email.
  5. Enter the email address (if yours is a Yahoo email account then it'll be like this: xxxxxxx@yahoo.com) and the password in the provided fields. FYI, you can check the box in the left side of the Show password option to help you make sure that you have entered the right password.
  6. Tap Next button.
  7. If needed, you can adjust the email account options available here according your needs, e.g: period to sync, sync schedule, etc. Once done, tap Next button.
  8. If needed, you can change the email account name (it will be used as the email account name in the stock Email app) and your name for the email account (it will be displayed in outgoing email messages) in the provided fields.Tap Done button.
  9. The email account has been successfully added.
  10. Now, you can open the stock Email app and you'll see this app displays inbox of the email account you have added.

As a note, the stock Email app has the ability to manage multiple email accounts therefore you can add more than one email account to this app by using two methods above.

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