Android: K-9 Mail: POP3 Configuration

PLEASE READ: Important information regarding “POP3”:

“POP3” by default downloads email from a server to a single computer or device, then deletes it from the server. Because your messages get downloaded to a single computer or device and then deleted from the server, it can appear that mail is missing or disappearing from your Inbox if you try to check your mail from a different computer or device.


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 and choose next.
  4. Choose POP.
  5. Enter Incoming Server settings as follows:
  • Username: prefilled
  • Password: prefilled
  • POP3 server: email.psu.edu
  • Security type: SSL (always)
  • Port: 995
  1. Choose Next.
  2. Enter Outgoing Server settings as follows:
  • SMTP server: authsmtp.psu.edu
  • Security type: TLS
  • Port: 587
  • 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. Choose Next.
  4. Give this account a name: PSU POP
  5. Type your name: [enter your name as you would like it displayed].
  6. Select Done.

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