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 5.0 Lollipop Instructions

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


1. Select Gmail from your home screen.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Instructions


2. Select Add account.



3. Select Personal (IMAP/POP).



4. Select OK.



5. Enter the email address you are trying to set up.



6. Select NEXT.



7. Select PERSONAL (IMAP).



8. Enter your email password then select NEXT.



9. Edit the SERVER to be



It should now read



10. Edit the PORT field to read 993, and the SECURITY TYPE to read SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates).



It should now look like this:



Click NEXT.



11. Make the following 3 changes to this page:

  • Edit your SMTP SERVER to be
  • Change the PORT to be 465.
  • Change the SECURITY TYPE to SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates).





It should look like this:



Then select NEXT.



12. Select NEXT.

Note: You can change the frequency that Gmail will sync with the mail server. To do so, touch on the drop down and select a new time frequency.



13. Enter your name (as you'd like it displayed on your outgoing messages). Then select NEXT.



You're now all setup!


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:
  • Security type:  SSL (accept all certificates)
  • Port: 993

Tap Next.

5. Enter the following Outgoing Server Settings:

  • SMTP server:
  • 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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  • 0
    Brigitte Fernandez

    I am trying to set up my email, however, it reads "username or password incorrect"  but its the correct info.

  • 0
    Tim Lammon

    my phone only gives me every 15 min as a sync frequency.  is this the min that i can have the phone sync?

  • 0
    David Johnston

    Hi Tim

    On many Android devices, the minimum time for sync is 5 minutes with the option to also create a manual sync frequency. You can also manually sync by pulling down from the top of the screen and releasing.

    Hope this helps!

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