Set up Zimbra Email on your Android Device

NOTE: Not all android devices are created equal. These directions may not exactly apply to all Android phones but should be relatively accurate for most.

1.  From the Applications menu, select Email. This application may be named Mail on some versions of Android. (This menu can also be accessed by going to: Settings>Accounts>Add Account)

2.  Type your full e-mail address, for example This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and your password, and then select Next.

3.  Select Exchange account. This option may be named Exchange ActiveSync or Corporate Sync on some versions of Android.

4.  Enter the following account information and select Next.

  •  Domain\Username: Type your full e-mail address in this box. If Domain and Username are separate text boxes in your version of Android, leave the Domain box empty and type your full e-mail address in the Username box.

Note: On some versions of Android, you need to use the domain\username format. For example, if your e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., type yourdomain\tony@yourcompany Your username is your full e-mail address.

  • Password: Use the password that you use to access your account. 
  • Exchange Server :

5.   As soon as your phone verifies the server settings, the Account Options screen displays. The options available depend on the version of Android on your device. The options may include the following:

  • Email checking frequency   The default value is Automatic (push). When you select this option, e-mail messages will be sent to your phone as they arrive. We recommend only selecting this option if you have an unlimited data plan. - Amount to synchronize   This is the amount of mail you want to keep on your mobile phone. You can choose from several length options, including One day, Three days, and One week. - Notify me when email arrives   If you select this option, your mobile phone will notify you when you receive a new e-mail message. - Sync contacts from this account   If you select this option, your contacts will be synchronized between your phone and your account.

6. Select Next and then type a name for this account and the name you want displayed when you send e-mail to others. Select Done to complete the e-mail setup and start using your account.

Tip:You may need to wait ten-to-fifteen minutes after you set up your account before you can send or receive e-mail.

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