This article will give you a step by step guide on how to manually configure your email account on your iPhone (running iOS 4 or higher).
Before we begin, let’s figure out what information we need!
Email address: the email address for the account that you are trying to set up
Password: the password for the email address that you are setting up
Server name: mail.YourDomain.com (ex: mail.Arvixe.com) If mail.YourDomain.com doesn’t work, you will find this information in your webmail login under Settings then Email Accounts.
Now that we have the information ready, let’s set up the email account on your iPhone!
1) From your home screen, tap the Settings icon
2) Tap on the Mail, Contacts, Calendars button
3) In the Accounts section, tap on Add Account
4) Click on the Other option
5) Under the Mail section, tap on Add Mail Account
6) For Name, enter your name. For Email, enter the email address that you are setting up. For Password, enter the password for the email address. For Description, enter your account description (ex: Arvixe Email Account)
Although your phone says that the following fields are optional, they are actually required to set up the email account
7) For both Incoming Mail Server and Outgoing Mail Server, you will be entering the same information. For Host Name, enter your server name. This will most likely be mail.YourDomain.com. If mail.YourDomain.com doesn’t work, you will find this information in your webmail login under Settings then Email Accounts. For User Name, enter the email address that you are setting up. For Password, enter the password for the email address.
If you can’t get this step to work, feel free to reach out to our support department (support [at] arvixe.com).
Tap Save to finish configuring your email account. You will then be taken back to the Mail screen where your new email account will be listed. If you encounter an error, please double check that your information is entered properly, or that your server name is correct. If you continue experiencing difficulties manually configuring your email account, feel free to leave a comment and ask for help!
This article is an updated version of: http://blog.arvixe.com/how-to-manually-configure-your-email-account-on-your-iphone/