Configuring your Android to connect to Gmail via IMAP

This is an old configuration - newest information is: http://google.ncsu.edu/gettingstarted/setting-android-devices-google-apps-nc-state

After making sure you've completed the required first step below, you can watch a video of the rest of this procedure if you prefer.

Configuring your Android device

  1. Make sure you have already synced your password using the procedure described under Syncing your Unity passwordThis link will open in a new window. If you don't do this first, your connection still won't work even after completing the following steps.
  2. On your phone, press <Home>, then open the E-mail application.
  3. On the Your accounts page, select Next to get started with setup.
  4. Enter your NC State e-mail address (unityID@ncsu.edu) and Unity password, then select Next.
  5. Select IMAP account and then select Next.
  6. On the Incoming server settingspage, some fields may be pre-populated. Make sure to change the following:
    • For Username, enter your full NC State e-mail address: UnityID@ncsu.edu[Note: This must be the fully-qualified address, so be sure to include the @ncsu.edu in it.]
    • For the Password, enter your Unity password.
    • For IMAP server, enter imap.gmail.com
    • For Port enter 993
    • For Security type select SSL (always)
  7. Select Next.
  8. On the Outgoing server settingspage, some fields may be pre-populated. Make sure to change the following fields:
    • For SMTP server enter smtp.gmail.com
    • For Port, enter 465
    • For Security type, select SSL (always)
    • Select Next and continue through the setup options.

Verifying your Android configuration

You can verify your settings from the Inbox view by tapping <Menu>, then Account settings:

Incoming settings

  • IMAP server: imap.gmail.com
  • Port: 993
  • Security type: SSL (always)

Outgoing settings

  • SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
  • Port: 465
  • Security type: SSL (always)