All Lenovo devices with the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system come by default with an email application with which you can both receive and send email messages.
Before starting the email setup on your A516 make sure you have the following information:
Estimated time: 10 minutes.
1- First step:
Find and open the mail application on your A516, normally devices with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system come with the Gmail application installed, you can use the Gmail App to configure your mail, regardless of the provider, even if it is a company email with a domain of its own. If you can not find it on the home screen, drag the screen to the left or right until you find it, if it does not appear, access the Lenovo A516. Your Lenovo must come from the factory with a mail app otherwise go to Play Store, search and download Gmail, Outlook or Blue mail.
2- Second step:
Click on the menu in the upper left corner to go to the Gmail Settings in your A516.
3- Third step:
If you do not have any account set up in your A516 you will see the option “Add account” otherwise click on the arrow next to the name of the current account and press “Add account”.
4- Fourth step:
At this point you can choose which email account you want to set up in your Lenovo, a Google account, Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Yahoo, Exchange, Office 365 or an account with your own domain, if your case is the latter choose “Other”.
5- Fifth step:
In the case of Google, Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Yahoo, Exchange or Office 365 you only need to enter the email account and password, if you have your own domain or another mail service click on “Other” and follow the steps below.
6- Sixth step:
Select the type of account you want to configure in your Lenovo A516, IMAP or POP.
What differentiates an IMAP account from a POP or POP3?
When you set up an IMAP account in your A516 you keep a copy of the emails in the cloud, that is, in the mail server.
If you delete an email or move it from a folder in your Lenovo A516 that change will also occur on the server and therefore on all devices that are configured with the same email account.
On the other hand, if you set your Lenovo with a POP or POP3 account, the emails are downloaded to the device and can be deleted, read or changed without affecting the other devices that have the same email account.
Usually this configuration is used for shared accounts in which several people want to keep the emails that have been read by others as NOT read or for those who have the email in the mobile and on the computer and do not want the changes to be reflected in the other device.
7- Seventh step:
Enter your email account and your password, in the “username” section or user name you must enter your full email account for example: firstname.lastname@example.org.
8- Eighth step:
On the server you must enter the incoming server, normally mail.yourserver.com or imap.yourserver.com (changing yourserver.com with your domain) In any case, check with your mail provider the configuration.
9- Final step:
Enter your outgoing server or SMTP server, click next and configure the notifications options and the name that appears when sending mail from your A516.
In your A516 you can store your emails thanks to its internal memory 4 GB.
You can connect your A516 through Wi-Fi thanks to its connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n| hotspot and download all emails and attachments.
If you need to check the mail from your A516 anywhere you can download using the network connection HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps.
If you want to remove a Google account from your A516, either to set up a new account or to sell or give the device away, click on the following link and follow the indicated steps Delete Google account on A516