Android: K-9 Mail: IMAP Configuration

Please note: There is a known issue with Android version 5.0+ email clients that are configured to use Penn State's email system. Mobile users are advised to use Penn State Webmail or CloudMagic until the issue is resolved.

Due to the vast amount of different devices available that use the Android operating system, you may have difficulties setting up your Penn State mail with the default Mail application.  Provided below are instructions for setting up your Penn State mail using a free, open-source mail application available in the Android Market, K-9 Mail. Please search for K-9 Mail in the Android Market, or scan the QR code provided below.

K-9 Mail QR Code

  1. Open K-9 Mail.
  2. Choose Next to set up account.
  3. Type in your PSU email address and password. 
  4. Choose Next.
  5. Choose IMAP.
  6. Enter Incoming Server settings as follows:
  • Username: prefilled
  • Password: prefilled
  • IMAP server:
  • Security type: SSL (always)
  • Authentication Type: PLAIN
  • Port: 993
  • Leave other options as default.
  1. Choose Next.
  2. Enter Outgoing Server settings as follows:
  • SMTP server:
  • Security type: SSL (always)
  • Port: 465
  • Require sign-in: checked
  • Authentication Type: PLAIN
  • Your username and password should be prefilled.
  1. Choose Next.
  2. Choose Folder poll frequency: every 15 minutes.
  3. Uncheck enable push mail for this account.
  4. Choose Next.
  5. Give this account a name: PSU IMAP
  6. Type your name: [enter your name as you would like it displayed].
  7. Select Done.

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