Sometimes you will be in a position when you need to make changes to either your outgoing/incoming mail server or your iPhone email’s username/password. This process will most likely happen when you decide to switch service providers, or the administrators of the current server make a change to the email configuration on the server. Knowing how to edit the email application accounts or completely delete them from your iPhone device could save you headaches and help you transition smoothly between two hosts without missing any important emails. This guide will go over how you can edit your iPhone email accounts and delete them if necessary. Let’s get started!
To begin, please unlock your iPhone and tap on the “Settings” icon.
After you are on the “Settings” screen, please scroll down and locate the “Password & Accounts” link.
Please tap on the “Passwords & Accounts” option. When you get redirected to the new screen, you will see the “Accounts” section and underneath, a list of all your accounts. Please tap the iPhone email account you want to edit.
When you select the email, you will be redirected to a screen, allowing you to delete it or to enter the settings page for the same. To enter the settings page, please tap on the “Account [email protected]” option showing on the top of the page.
The above action will redirect you to the “Account” page where you should see three sections: “IMAP/POP3 ACCOUNT INFORMATION” (IMAP or POP3, based on the email account type), “INCOMING MAIL SERVER”, and “OUTGOING MAIL SERVER”.
We will go over the first section within the settings page called the “IMAP/POP3 ACCOUNT INFORMATION”.
You have the following options that allow you to change:
Please press the “Done” button on the top right corner of your display when you finish the new iPhone email setup.
In this section, can modify the incoming mail server settings, such as:
After completing these alterations, please tap the “Done” button, located on the top right corner of your iPhone.
Tapping the option under the “OUTGOING MAIL SERVER” section will allow you to enter those settings. Please tap on the “SMTP” link located underneath the “OUTGOING MAIL SERVER” label.
This action will redirect you to the “SMTP” page, where you can change the outgoing mail server for your iPhone email account. You will see “Primary Server” and “Other SMTP Servers” sections with options.
By default, the “Primary” server will typically have the “On” flag while the rest will have the “Off” flag, meaning they will not be used to send mail. In our example, the “Primary” server is “Off”, however, this fact should not confuse you, as the aim of this tutorial is to teach you how to edit the SMTP setting of a given server.
Additionally, you will have the “Add Server...” link, which allows you to add additional SMTP servers on your iPhone.
Please tap one of the options under the “SMTP” page of your iPhone device to change your SMTP server.
This will give you the following options:
When you have adjusted the settings, please tap on the “Done” button located on your screen’s top right corner.
This process is analogical for the rest of the servers under the “OTHER SMTP SERVERS” section.
Adding a new SMTP server for your iPhone's email application is straightforward as well. To do so, please tap on the “Add Server...” option located on the bottom of the “OTHER SMTP SERVERS” section.
Upon tapping on the “Add Server...” link, you will be redirected to a new screen, allowing you to enter the credentials of the new server:
Please tap on the “Save” button located at the top right corner of your screen after adding the new server to save it. It will now appear in the list under the “OTHER SMTP SERVERS” section.
The last option we are going to discuss briefly is the “Advanced” settings. It allows you to customize your iPhone’s email box’ behavior, and we highly recommend keeping the default settings there as they are the most optimal.
When you have made all necessary changes on this page, please tap the “Done” button on your iPhone’s top right corner.
Deleting your iPhone emails is easy. Please unlock your device and tap the “Settings” icon.
Scroll down and locate the “Password & Accounts” link. Please tap on it to get redirected to your email accounts page.
When you land there, you will notice all your iPhone emails listed there. To select an account you want to delete, please tap on it.
When you tap on the desired account, you will land on its management page. On the bottom of the screen, you will see the “Delete Account” button. Please tap on the “Delete Account” button to delete the account from the email application.
Once you confirm the deletion process, the iPhone email account will no longer appear underneath the “Accounts” section inside the “Passwords & Accounts” page.
There you have it! A comprehensive guide on how to edit or delete your iPhone emails. Audiences widely prefer iOS due to its simplicity and user-friendliness - editing and deleting your email accounts is no exception! If you get stuck along the way, please feel free to contact our Technical Support Team over your client area’s ticketing system. They are 24/7 available at your disposal.
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