Common Provider Settings

This page provides common settings usable in K-9 for the major e-mail providers:

AOL Mail

AOL Mail supports both IMAP and POP. K-9 can use either (IMAP is recommended)

IMAP

    IMAP Username: YourUsername@aol.com (or @love.com, @games.com, etc.)
    Incoming Mail Server: imap.aol.com (Use port 143 for standard or 993 for SSL connections)
    SMTP Outgoing Server Address: smtp.aol.com Set the port to 587
    SMTP Username: YourUsername@aol.com (or @love.com, @games.com, etc.)
    SMTP Password: password you use to login to Mail 

For a secure connection, check the SSL option for IMAP/POP and TLS for SMTP in your mail program.

POP

    POP Username:YourUsername@aol.com (or @love.com, @games.com, etc.)
    Incoming Mail Server: pop.aol.com (Use port 110 for standard or 995 for SSL connections)
    Remember to check the option to Leave messages on the server 
    SMTP Outgoing Server Address: smtp.aol.com Set the port to 587
    SMTP Username: YourUsername@aol.com (or @love.com, @games.com, etc.)
    SMTP Password: password you use to login to Mail 

Gmail (Google Mail)

Gmail supports IMAP. Note that Google also prefers a more secure authentication protocol called XOAuth 2.0 which is currently not supported by K-9.

To configure access to Gmail in K-9, just follow the steps below:

Enable IMAP in your Gmail settings.
    If you have 2FA enabled for your Google account, visit https://myaccount.google.com/security#signin
    Click on "App Passwords" and generate a new password.
    This is the password you will use for IMAP in lieu of your Gmail password.
Open K-9 and set up a new account.
Enter your full Gmail address and password, then select Next.
On the next screen, you can give the account a nickname and choose the name to display on your outgoing messages. 
Tap Done.

Hotmail / MSN / Outlook Live

Hotmail supports IMAP, POP3 and Exchange ActiveSync. Unfortunately, we do not yet support Exchange Active Sync in K-9.

IMAP

    Server address: imap-mail.outlook.com
    Port: 993
    Encrypted Connection: SSL
    User name: Your email address
    Password: Your password

POP3

To use POP3 first enable it in your e-mail settings:

  • Sign in to your Outlook.com account.
  • Click the Options icon Options icon, and then click More mail settings or Options.
  • Under Managing your account, click Connect devices and apps with POP.
  • Under POP, select Enable.
  • Click Save.
    Server address: pop-mail.outlook.com
    Port: 995
    Encrypted Connection: SSL
    User name: Your email address
    Password: Your password

SMTP

    Server address: smtp-mail.outlook.com
    Port: 25 (or 587 if 25 is blocked)
    Authentication: Yes
    Encrypted Connection: TLS
    User name: Your email address
    Password: Your password

Web.DE

Web.DE supports both IMAP and POP3.

IMAP

    Server: imap.web.de
    Port: 993
    Verschlüsselung: SSL-Verschlüsselung >(Steht in einem Programm "SSL" nicht zur Verfügung, genügt es, die Option "Verschlüsselung" zu aktivieren.)

    Server: smtp.web.de
    Port: 587
    Verschlüsselung: STARTTLS >(Steht in einem Programm "STARTTLS" nicht zur Verfügung, nutzen Sie bitte das Protokoll "TLS". Existiert auch hierfür keine Option, genügt es, die Option "Verschlüsselung" zu aktivieren.)

POP3

Steht für die englische Abkürzung “Post Office Protocol Version 3”. Per POP3 werden E-Mails von einem Server in ein E-Mail-Programm übertragen und gleichzeitig vom jeweiligen Server gelöscht.

    Server: pop3.web.de
    Port: 995
    Verschlüsselung: SSL-Verschlüsselung

(Steht in einem Programm “SSL” nicht zur Verfügung, genügt es, die Option “Verschlüsselung” zu aktivieren.)

    Server: smtp.web.de
    Port: 587
    Verschlüsselung: STARTTLS

(Steht in einem Programm “STARTTLS” nicht zur Verfügung, nutzen Sie bitte das Protokoll “TLS”. Existiert auch hierfür keine Option, genügt es, die Option “Verschlüsselung” zu aktivieren.)

Yahoo

Yahoo supports IMAP only for fetching e-mail:

IMAP

    IMAP Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Port: 993
    Requires SSL: Yes
    Email address: Your full email address (name@domain.com)
    Password: Your account's password

SMTP

    Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    Port: 465 or 587
    Requires SSL: Yes
    Requires authentication: Yes
    Same password as incoming: Yes