It is simple to set up email on iOS devices, iPhone, iPad, iPod  through the default Mail app for iOS. We haved showed you in related tutorials on how to add email account to iPad mini, setting gmail on iPad,   setting up Hotmail on iPad, adding Yahoo mail to iPad, adding AOL mail to iPad, etc. However these tutorials are all about setting up your email through IMAP protocol on your iOS device. Today, we will discuss how you can set up POP email on the iPad in this guide.

POP vs IMAP Mail Protocol

IMAP and POP are the two most popular email protocols that allows you to access, view and download emails.Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, check out this guide if you want to know the difference between POP mail and IMAP mail.

Steps to Set up POP Mail on iPad

1. Tap Settings on iPad.
2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
3. From the accounts section, choose Add Account…
4. Enter the following information in the spaces provided:
Name—Input your first and last name. This is the name that will appear in the From field of messages you send from your iPad.
Address—Input your entire email address (e.g., frank@softwarert.com).
Password—Enter your email account password.
Description—Enter a descriptive name for the account (e.g., Support Account, Work Account). This description will be visible only to you.
5. Tap the Save or Next button.

Steps to Set up POP Mail on iPad
6. tap the POP button if POP is not already selected, as IMAP should be the default option. Then fill up below information.

Under both the Incoming Mail Server and Outgoing Mail Server sections, enter the following information:
Host Name—Enter mail server name:
For the outgoing server, it might look like smtp.softwarert.com
For the Incoming Mail Server: pop.softwarert.com
User Name—Enter your full email address.
Password—Enter your email account password.

7. Tap the Save button and the device will verify settings and you are done!

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2 thoughts on “Set up POP Mail on iPad

  1. Diana

    I never get passed the verifying stage – what am I doing wrong?

    • Matt

      Depends on which email service you are using, you might have the two-step verification enabled. this is very popular nowadays, we can see Yahoo mail and other popular service apply the two-step verification. If it is the case, you’ll need to use an app password to access your mail on your device.

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