How to: Configure Hover email on your Android device (Updated Aug, 2015)

This tutorial will show you how to set up your Hover email on your Android smartphone.

With the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the native email app was removed from Android. All email accounts can now be setup in the Gmail app.

Steps for Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat follow afterwards.

 

Android 8.0 Oreo Instructions

Screenshots were taken on an LG G6 running Android 8.0 Oreo.

 

1. Select Settings from your home screen, then select the General tab and finally choose the Add Account option.

 

2. On the Accounts page, select the option for Personal Email (IMAP4).

3. You will be presented the option to enter your email address. Do so and then select the option for Manual Setup.

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4. The next page will ask you to choose the type of account you would like to add. We recommend selecting Personal (IMAP).

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5. The next page will prompt for the password to this account. Enter that then select Next.

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6. The next page is going to ask for the Incoming Server Settings. Please use the following details:

  • Username: The full email address of the account you are adding
  • Password: Will be auto-filled from the previous screen
  • Server: mail.hover.com

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7. The next page will ask you for the Outgoing Server Settings. Please fill out these details as follows:

  • Require sign-in: Turn ON
  • Username: Your full email address
  • Password: Your password for this email address
  • Sever: mail.hover.com

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8. After selecting Next you will be presented with the Account options page. Here you can set your sync frequency (how often Gmail will check for new emails), whether it should notify you when emails arrive, whether to keep emails synced at all, and whether or not to automatically download attachments for emails when connected to WiFi. All of these settings are your preference.

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9. Finally you will be able to enter the name displayed to recipients when sending emails from this account.

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10. Select Next and you're all done! The Gmail app will begin to download any existing emails immediately.

 

Android 5.0 Lollipop Instructions

Screenshots were taken on an LG G4 running Android 5.0 Lollipop.

 

1. Select Gmail from your home screen.

2. Select Add an email address.

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3. Select Personal (IMAP/POP), and then OK.

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4. Enter your email address, and then select the option for Manual Setup.

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5. Select the Account type, we recommend using Personal (IMAP), especially if you connect to this account from multiple devices.

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6. The next page will ask you to sign in, enter your email password and then select next to continue.

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7. This is the account setup page for the incoming server settings. Please complete the details as follows:

  • Username: Your full email address
  • Authentication: Password, your email password
  • Server: mail.hover.com
  • Port: 993 (if you selected IMAP), 995 (if you selected POP)
  • Security Type: SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)

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8. Select NEXT.

9. Now we'll need to fill out the details for the outgoing server settings:

  • SMTP Server: mail.hover.com
  • Port: 465
  • Security Type: SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)
  • Require Signin: Turn ON
  • Username: Your full email address
  • Password: Your email password

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10. Select Next.

11. You will be presented with the Account options page. Here you can set your sync frequency (how often Gmail will check for new emails), whether it should notify you when emails arrive, whether to keep emails synced at all, and whether or not to automatically download attachments for emails when connected to WiFi. All of these settings are your preference.

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12. The final page of your account setup! Here you can setup an account name, this is specific to your device to differentiate it from other accounts you may already have setup on this device. You can also provide your name as you would prefer it to be displayed on outgoing messages.

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13. Click NEXT. The account is setup and will start to download your messages.

 

 

Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat Instructions

These screenshots were taken on a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.  If you are using a different model of phone powered by the Android OS, there may be slight differences in what you see on your phone.



1. Select Email from your home screen.



2. Enter your full Email Address and Email Password.

Tap Next.



3. Select IMAP account.



4. Enter the following Incoming Server settings

  • Email address:  your full Email Address
  • Username:  your full Email Address
  • Password:  your Email Password
  • IMAP server:  mail.hover.com
  • Security type:  SSL (accept all certificates)
  • Port: 993

Tap Next.



5. Enter the following Outgoing Server Settings:

  • SMTP server:  mail.hover.com
  • Security type:  SSL (Accept all certificates)
  • Port:  465
  • Check the box:  Require sign-in
  • Username:  your full Email Address
  • Password:  your Email Password

Tap Next.



6. By default, your phone will check for new email every 15 minutes.  You can tap the mailbox options below for account specific settings.

Tap Next.



7. Type a name for your email account and your name as you want it to appear on outgoing messages.

Tap Done.



Your device will load your messages.  You can now send and receive your Hover email on your phone!

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