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flwick
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-15-2012

adding email to android phone

How do I set up an email account on my Android phone.
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reasd
Posts: 6,127
Registered: ‎02-22-2007

Re: adding email to android phone

Hello,

Try these settings:

Comcast's email servers are POP3, the server name is mail.comcast.net.  You can use port 110 for plaintext email, or 995 with SSL for encrypted email (recommended).

 

For sending mail, the server smtp.comcast.net.  You can use port 25, 465, or 587.  With 587, you must have authentication, and I would recommend TLS (may be referred to simply as SSL as with many clients).

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mgarland
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-15-2012

Re: adding email to android phone

Did comcast change something? My email has worked fine on my adriod phone for years. Stopped working last week. Tried deleting account and recreating with the information you have below. Tells me that the incoming server doesn't support SSL. Tried plaintext email on port 110 and still doesn't work. Is Comcast having problems with one (or more) of their servers?

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gpgarci
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-10-2012

Re: adding email to android phone

If you have 4G, you will not be able to receive emails unless you change Mobile network settings to CDMA Only (3G).  This started occuring about two weeks ago.

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mgarland
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-15-2012

Re: adding email to android phone

That did it, thanks! Any idea what happened and when it'll be fixed?

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benadrian
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-18-2012

Re: adding email to android phone

I had no problems unitl last Friday. Spent 1 hour on phne with Sprint, 2 hours with their tech at a local store...Comcast was useless in helping me, until I told a real nice lady this morning I was going to cancel my account that I have had for over 10 years since they cannot help me...

She got me going on incoming..outgoing was not working until I messed with it:

 

Incoming:

Pop Mail Server

Server: mail.comcast.net

username

password

 

Advanced settings

port 995

use secure connection-check it

use secure assword tls-Never

authentication:smileysilly:assword

do not check verify cert

 

outgoing:

smtp.comcast.net

username

password

 

advanced settings

port 587

do not check use secure connection

use secure password tls: always

authentication: auto

do not check verify certificate

 

 

Hope this helps!

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acnj
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-28-2012

Re: adding email to android phone

Thanks SO much for this detailed information!  I just recieved a new Virgin Mobile android phone yesterday (on the Sprint network) and decided to follow you instructions to see if I could set up my Comcast email on my own after bumbling around the Comcast site for about 10 minutes.  I am by no means a 'techie' and just upgraded from a 'non-smartphone'.  Within about 5 minutes, I was up and running with my email.  Appreciate you taking the time to write out the instructions.

New Visitor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-21-2007

Re: adding email to android phone

You Rock!! Thanks so much for doing to hard part for us all.

Visitor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-25-2009

Re: adding email to android phone

None of this helps. My settings are as recommended. Can receive but cannot send. Says server could not be found.
New Visitor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-21-2007

Re: adding email to android phone

Me too. Cans receive but not send.

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CCCarole
Posts: 28,873
Registered: ‎05-21-2006
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-23-2007

Re: adding email to android phone

Thank you so much.....it worked for me too

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Bigdog74
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎12-24-2012

Re: adding email to android phone

wanted to let everyone know that is having an email problem with a droid you must download xfinity-mobile for it to work properly. I forgot we had to do this with iphone 5 and just bought droid razr maxx-problem solved.

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bonielster
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-10-2013

Re: adding email to android phone

I cant log in to my email with my android either.  I've tried the info below. Have things changed again?

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MrAndrew1
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-28-2013

Re: adding email to android phone

You can put the security to none.

 

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techieincolordo
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-10-2013

Re: adding email to android phone

I have experienced the same issues with Comcast email on my andriod phone.  I typically use outlook on my PC and I have never experienced any problems with sending/receiving.  However, not the case on my phone.  I poured over hours of threads and tried everything.  Here is how I got mine working.

 

1) login into your http://xfinity.comcast.net account.  Of course this seems like a no brainer, but I discovered that I could not login using the id/password.  I was using a password that was less than 8 characters.  I changed my password to a 8 character password.

 

2) Establish access your comcast.net email address using the zimbra web email http://web.mail.comcast.net/zimbra/mail?app=mail.  Test the sending/receiving function.  If you can send and receive  you now can go to your andriod to complete the set up.

 

3)  I use the "other" email to add a new account.  (The icon is the envelope with the @ in the center.)

 

incoming settings  xxxx (The the characters up to the @comcast.net)

password:  Use your new 8 character password.

 

pop3 server:= mail.comcast.net

Sercurity type =none

port=110

 

 

outgoing settings

smpt server= smtp.comcast.net

security type = NONE

Port = 587

Require sign in = Check

 

User name  xxxx (The the characters up to the @comcast.net)

password:  Use your new 8 character password.