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Apps and Guides for Email on Your Android Smartphone

written by: •edited by: Wendy Finn•updated: 10/6/2011

One of the top reasons for buying a smartphone is the ability to use it for email. Learn about the email apps you could be using and find handy guides to set up your email accounts on Android.

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    Most people use their Android smartphones for email from time to time and some of us check it all too often. In this guide we explore some of the options for email apps on the Android platform. We also take a look at some handy tutorials for setting up different types of email accounts. Whether you want to use Gmail or Hotmail you’ll find easy to follow instructions and app recommendations. You can also learn how to use Microsoft Exchange with the Android platform and sync your Outlook.

    There’s also time for a look at how to combat spam on your Android smartphone and we finish things off with a round-up of decent Android address book apps so you can keep those contacts in order.

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    Which Is the Best Email Client for Android?

    There are plenty of different email clients for Android to choose from. This round-up highlights a few of the best options. Find out what features are available for handling email on your Android smartphone. All the apps discussed here are free.

    Great Android Email Applications

    Here’s another selection of five email apps for Android that you might want to check out. They each have their strengths and weaknesses so have a look and see if any of them fit the bill for you.

    How to Change Primary Email Account with Android

    It can be a bit of a pain if you decide that you’d like to change your primary email account on your Android phone, but it can be done. In fact this guide describes a couple of ways that you might consider and weighs up the pros and cons of each.

    How to Sync Android with Outlook

    It is definitely a real irritation for a lot of people that Android does not natively sync with Outlook, since it is a popular email client. This guide takes a look at a few viable options for you to get round the problem and successfully sync your Outlook with your Android smartphone.

    Best Windows Live or Hotmail Android App

    Microsoft and Google are far from the best of friends. As we just discussed, you need a special solution or app to get Outlook to sync with Android. Well Hotmail and Windows Live accounts fall into the same category. However, you can always find a solution to your problem and this guide will show you how to get Hotmail on your Android smartphone.

    A Complete Guide to Microsoft Exchange and Android

    Learn exactly how to properly set up Exchange on your Android smartphone in this guide. There are easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and a few suggestions for third-party apps that will prove useful for Android Exchange users.

    Get ActiveSync Exchange Functionality with Moxier Mail

    This article takes a closer look at one of the Exchange compatible third-party apps mentioned in the last guide – Moxier Mail. Find out how this app works, how to use it for ActiveSync on your Android and what the problems are.

    How to Add More Than One Gmail Account with Android

    Google would prefer that you use Gmail on your Android smartphone, but what happens if you have more than one account? Fear not, this guide will show you how to add more than one Gmail account. It’s actually a quick and easy thing to do.

    How to Block Junk Email on an Android Phone

    Spam has become a major problem over the years and it can be a real time waster too. Find out what options are open to you to ensure that you don’t end up with an inbox filled with useless junk mail on your Android phone. You’ll find a couple of good suggestions to help you block junk email, texts and calls.

    Touchdown Android App Reviewed

    Learn about why you might consider the Touchdown app for all your email needs in this review. It supports a number of different email servers, it is easy to use and it is secure. It also allows you to sync your calendar and contacts.

    Best Android Address Book App

    If you want to be able to store all sorts of contact info for your friends, family or business associates then you might want to look into the third-party address book apps that are available. They offer something different from the stock option and you’ll find a range of them discussed here.

    That’s it for our email guide for Android. If you have any handy email tips or there’s a great app you would like to recommend then please post a comment.


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