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Setup help

Setting up FairEmail is fairly simple. You'll need to add at least one account to receive email and at least one identity if you want to send email. The quick setup will add an account and an identity in one go for most major providers.

Requirements

An internet connection is required to set up accounts and identities.

Quick setup

Just enter your name, email address and password and tap Go.

This will work for most major email providers.

If the quick setup doesn't work, you'll need to setup an account and an identity in another way, see below for instructions.

Set up account - to receive email

To add an account, tap Manage accounts and tap the orange add button at the bottom. Select a provider from the list, enter the username, which is mostly your email address and enter your password. Tap Check to let FairEmail connect to the email server and fetch a list of system folders. After reviewing the system folder selection you can add the account by tapping Save.

If your provider is not in the list of providers, select Custom. Enter the domain name, for example gmail.com and tap Get settings. If your provider supports auto-discovery, FairEmail will fill in the hostname and port number, else check the setup instructions of your provider for the right IMAP hostname, port number and protocol (SSL/TLS or STARTTLS). For more about this, please see here.

Set up identity - to send email

Similarly, to add an identity, tap Manage identity and tap the orange add button at the bottom. Enter the name you want to appear in de from address of the emails you send and select a linked account. Tap Save to add the identity.

If the account was configured manually, you likely need to configure the identity manually too. Enter the domain name, for example gmail.com and tap Get settings. If your provider supports auto-discovery, FairEmail will fill in the hostname and port number, else check the setup instructions of your provider for the right SMTP hostname, port number and protocol (SSL/TLS or STARTTLS).

See this FAQ about using aliases.

Grant permissions - to access contact information

If you want to lookup email addresses, have contact photos shown, etc, you'll need to grant read contacts permission to FairEmail. Just tap Grant permissions and select Allow.

Setup battery optimizations - to continuously receive emails

On recent Android versions, Android will put apps to sleep when the screen is off for some time to reduce battery usage. If you want to receive new emails without delays, you should disable battery optimizations for FairEmail. Tap Disable battery optimizations and follow the instructions.

Questions or problems

If you have a question or problem, please see here or use this contact form to ask for help (you can use the transaction number "setup help").

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