How do I set up email on my smartphone or tablet?

Email on the go can be pretty handy, so to begin setting up, follow the instructions below for the type of tablet or smartphone you use.

ANDROID

To set up Email on your Android device:

  • Open your device’s Email application.
  • If you have already loaded a different email account onto the device, you’ll have to press Menu, select Settings, and tap Add Account.
  • Type your full Orcon email (e.g. username@orcon.net.nz), and enter your Orcon account password. Press Next

  • For the account type select IMAP

  • For the incoming server settings, use the details shown below:
    • Username: your Orcon username (your email address without the @orcon.net.nz)
    • Password: your Orcon account password
    • IMAP Server: mail.orcon.net.nz
    • Port: 993
  • For the outgoing server settings, use the details shown below:
    • IMAP server: mail.orcon.net.nz
    • Security Type: TLS
    • Port: 465
    • Select Require Sign In
  • Configure the remaining details as you like, and add the account name you want to use.

APPLE iOS

To set up Email on your iOS device:

  • Tap Settings, and then press Mail, Contacts, and Calendars.
  • Tap Add Account
  • Scroll down, and tap Other
  • Tap Add Mail Account

Enter the following details:

  • Name: Your first and last names; these will appear on your sent mail. 
  • Email: Your Orcon email e.g. yourname@orcon.net.nz
  • Password: your Orcon email account password
  • Description: a description for the email account, such as your email address.

  • Tap Next
  • Select IMAP.

For Incoming Mail Server, enter the following details:

  • Host Name: mail.orcon.net.nz
  • User Name: your full Orcon email address
  • Password: your Orcon email account password

For Outgoing Mail Server, enter the following details:

  • Host Name: mail.orcon.net.nz
  • User Name: your full Orcon email address
  • Password: your Orcon email account password
  • Tap Next
  • Tap Save

Please note: we know there are many programs or devices that you might be using - we’ve put together this guide to help with a few of them, but as you’ll appreciate we don’t have knowledge of all the devices and programs out there, so won’t be able to help in every case. If you are having any issues with your device please refer to the manufacturer.
If you want to use the POP account type instead of IMAP, please click here for our POP mail settings.