Setting Up an Email Account on the iPhone or the iPod Touch

You can set up and make changes to an email account directly on the iPhone or the iPod Touch with your pre-existing email account. You will simply need the standard email account information: username, password, and the incoming and outgoing mail server host information for your domain, e.g.


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Enter account settings directly on iPhone

1. If this is the first account you're setting up on the iPhone or the iPod Touch, tap Mail. Otherwise, from the Home screen choose Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account.

And click on Advanced, then for the IMAP Path Prefix enter INBOX in all capital letters.

You may also want your iPhone or iPod Touch to store your “Sent” and “Draft” messages on the server you can also change this setting in the advanced settings area.