How do I set up my Android mobile device for Kent State Gmail?

NOTE:  This article should be used only for Kent State Gmail users, generally students and part-time faculty and staff.

For older Android versions (below 2.0), follow these instructions:  https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=114408.  Note:  Versions prior to 2.0 can only have one Gmail account per phone.

First, you'll need to enable IMAP.  To enable IMAP in Kent State Gmail:

  1. Sign in to Kent State Gmail through FlashLine.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right and select Gmail settings at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  4. Select Enable IMAP and then Save Changes

Now you can setup Kent State Gmail on your device:

  1. Tap the Menu button
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Add Account
  4. Tap Google
  5. Enter your Kent State email address
  6. Tap Next
  7. Tap Accept
  8. Type in your user name (username@kent.edu)
  9. Type in your FlashLine password
  10. Tap Sign in

This should sync your accounts and set up your email.

 If the setup asks for the imap, smtp, and security settings please enter the following:
 imap server: imap.gmail.com
 imap authentication: SSL

 smtp server: smtp.gmail.com
 smtp authentication: SSL also.

To find your version of Android:  tap Menu > Settings > About Phone > Firmware version

For information on how to set up your Android mobile device for Exchange, please click here.

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Article ID: 38111
Created
Thu 8/31/17 3:39 PM
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