MIUI 6

Learn how to add one or more of your email accounts in the native Mail app.

i. Setting up a Gmail account

Follow these steps to configure your Gmail account automatically:

  1. On your device, find and launch the Settings app.customizations
  2. Tap Mail .
  3. Tap Add account.
  4. On the Add account screen, enter your Gmail ID, password, leave it as Default settings(IMAP), and the tap Sign in.
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  5. The Mail app will configure the incoming and outgoing server settings for you automatically.
  6. When the setup is complete, you’ll see the email account appears in the Account section. You can tap it to do further customizations such as editing the name, signature, sync frequency and server settings.
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  7. Now, you can start checking your emails using the Mail app.

Note: For Gmail users that have 2-step authentication turned on, you have to generate an application-specific password for the password field in Step 4.

ii. Setting up a Yahoo mail account

  1. On your device, find and launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Mail.
  3. Tap Add account.
  4. On the Add account screen, enter your Yahoo mail ID, password, leave the protocol as Default setting (IMAP), and the tap Sign in.
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  5. The Mail app will configure the incoming and outgoing server settings for you automatically.
  6. When the setup is complete, you’ll see the email account appears in the Account section. You can tap it to do further customizations such as editing the name, signature, sync frequency and server settings.
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  7. Now, you can start checking your emails using the Mail app.

Note: For Yahoo mail users that have 2-step authentication turned on, you’re required to generate a separate “App Password” for the password field in Step 4.

iii. Setting up a Hotmail/Live/Outlook mail account

Follow these steps to configure your Outlook/Live account automatically:

  1. On your device, find and launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Mail.
  3. Tap Add account.
  4. On the Add account screen, enter your Hotmail/Live/Outlook ID, password, leave it as Default setting (EXCHANGE), and the tap Sign in.
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  5. The Mail app will configure the exchange server settings for you automatically.
  6. When the setup is complete, you’ll see the email account appears in the Account section. You can tap it to do further customizations such as editing the name, signature, sync frequency and server settings.
  7. Now, you can start checking your emails using the Mail app.

Note: For Outlook/Live users that have 2-step authentication turned on, you’re required to generate a separate “App Password” for the password field in Step 4.

iv. Setting up a corporate Exchange ActiveSync account manually

  1. On your device, find and launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap + Add under Accounts.
  3. Tap Corporate.
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  4. On the Add account screen, enter your email address, password, select Exchange, then hit Sign in.
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  5. On the Account setup screen, fill in the exchange server information, then hit Next.
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  6. When the setup is successful, you’ll see the email account appears in the Settings app > Mail > Account section. You can tap it to do further customizations such as editing the name, signature, sync frequency and server settings.
  7. Now, you can start checking your emails using the Mail app.

v. Setting up a corporate POP3/IMAP account

If your corporate email account is using Exchange ActiveSync, kindly refer to Section iv for the configuration.

The following steps show you how to configure your corporate/office email account that’s using POP3/IMAP.

  1. On your device, find and launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap + Add under Accounts.
  3. Tap Corporate.
  4. On the Add account screen, enter your email address, password, select either IMAP/POP3, and then hit Sign in.
  5. Enter the incoming server information, and then hit Next.
    miui6 mail setup_9
  6. Enter the outgoing server information, and then hit Next.
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  7. When the setup is successful, you’ll see the email account appears in the Settings app > Mail > Account section. You can tap it to do further customizations such as editing the name, signature, sync frequency and server settings.
  8. Now, you can start checking your emails using the Mail app.

(Xiaomi Phone User Guide/Manual for MIUI 6)

* Last updated by Ethan at .

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