Setup an Email on iPad

Mailing experience on iPad is amazing! it will be fun to composing, sending and reading emails on iPad. Setting up email on iPad is really easy. First you must connect your iPod to a WiFi network for sending receiving emails. Lets see how to setup an email account on iPad.


Tap on Mail icon

Tap on mail icon


Tap on email account type (Microsoft Exchange, MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL) from list or tap on Other if you have a different type of email account.

Tap on email account type


Enter your email account information and tap Save. iPad Mail application(You may prompted for additional information)

Enter email account information

That’s all now you can start sending and receiving email on iPad.

27 comments… add one
Ola April 3, 2010, 6:33 pm

I setup Gmail account on iPad, thanx

John May 7, 2010, 10:13 pm

Great walk through! I found that if there is a second account it can be more tricky (out going SMTP port etc…) in configuring the mail account(s). I wrote a walk-through on it here:

I hope that helps! Thanks for the great write up, I liked your “find a MAC addres tip”


shah June 9, 2010, 8:16 am

How do you remove an email account from ipad?

trickYguY June 9, 2010, 11:25 pm

To remove email account form iPad:
Tap on Settings icon
Tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” menu on the left side.
Tap your email account that you want to remove.
Scroll down to the bottom there will be a button to delete this account, tap that.
this will remove email account from iPad.

Feel free to reply.

bobdifley July 5, 2010, 2:36 am

Under “Mail, Contracts, Calendars” the only account listed is the one I want to keep. The email account that I want to delete is the one connected to the “Mail” icon on the main screen, which is Gmail. I want to “sign out” of the gmail account, but unlike on my laptop, there is no “sign out” option. What I want to do, is replace the gmail email account with a new email account.

Techie dad June 11, 2010, 10:22 pm

How do I set the “from” or “reply to”.

Ken August 10, 2010, 9:26 pm

I have multiple e-mail accounts on my iPad. Can either be password protected?

Tamarakosaba August 11, 2010, 11:49 am

I have shaw mail, I receive my mail but the outgoing server does not work? Shaw doesn’t know how to fix this. Any ideas on what the outgoing server should read?

trickYguY August 11, 2010, 2:16 pm

Check this link for incoming and outgoing mail server address

jpearson August 12, 2010, 9:42 am

I tried unsuccessfully to add an exchange email account. Now, when I want to try again, I’m told there is already an exchange account on the iPad so I cannot add another, but no exchange account shows up in the list! Don’t know how to edit settings and/or delete to start over since account is not listed. Can anyone help?

trickYguY August 13, 2010, 1:03 am

Delete Exchange account form iPad
On iPad home screen tap “Settings” icon
Tap “Mail, Contact, and Calendars” option
Select Exchange account from list
Tap the “Delete Account” button

jpearson August 13, 2010, 1:10 am

Of course, I know that is the usual way. But, as I said, no Exchange account is showing up, so there is nothing to select to be deleted. That is the problem.

trickYguY August 13, 2010, 1:28 am

Can you reboot your iPad and then try to add an Exchange account.

Sarah morgan December 8, 2010, 1:05 am

Help,I can t open email account still!!!!!

Debbie Berglund February 4, 2011, 9:52 pm

We cannot get email account to work on new ipad

Sarah morgan December 8, 2010, 1:08 am

I think I’ve done it at last!!cheers trickyways!! now it’s happy days

rcmorgan May 5, 2011, 4:32 pm

How do I add a folder for emails on my ipad

Don Bowers January 29, 2014, 4:09 am

Original iPad and iPad Air; Two questions
1) Can the emails IN THE TRASH box, be automatically deleted after a set period or does it always have to be done by hand ?

2) why are the webmails in my IP server inbox, NOT deleted after they have been down loaded ? I have to go to to my IP webmail inbox and delete them by hand.

any help ?

TrickyWays January 30, 2014, 12:29 am

Please check this guide, I hope this will solve your deleting emails problem.

johnb May 4, 2010, 7:47 am

i cannot get my ipad to grab email except when i set up the gmail account or reset my account on the ipad. is there a setting i am missing?

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