Setting Up POP3 Email With iPad [Quicktip]

Setting up webmail like Gmail and Yahoo! Mail on your iPad and other iOS devices is pretty easy as all that is required is your username and password. But if you are looking to set up your email of your own domain on an iPad, you have come to the right place.

In this quicktip, we are going to show you how you can set up your own email address with an iPad using POP3. POP3 is an older method to retreive mail, it simply grabs emails from your server and downloads them to your email client.

Setting up POP3 email

Before you can set up your email with iPad, make sure you have created an email address on your hosting account.

  1. With your email ready, open your iPad and click on the email icon available at the iPad dock.

    iPad Dock

  2. Alternatively, you can also click on the ‘Settings’ icon, go to ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’ and click on ‘Add Account’.

    iPad Settings

  3. From the list, select ‘Other’ and then click on ‘Add Mail Account’

    add mail account

  4. Now fill up your email details, click ‘Next’, select ‘POP’ and fill up the ‘Incoming Mail Server’ information as well as ‘Outgoing Mail Server’. Then hit the ‘Save’ button once completed.

    POP3 email details

    For Incoming Mail Server and Outgoing Mail Server, there is the hostname information you need to fill up. You must refer to your hosting provider to get this hostname information, or if you are using your own server with a dedicated IP, you must create a hostname for your email server. The username is usually your full email address while the password is your email password.


Setting up POP3 email is not as hard as you may think, as long as you have the email and hostname details. WIth this quiktip, you can set up your own email on your iPad in seconds.