Google@UH Sync for Android

Differences between Google@UH Sync and IMAP for Android:

Functionally, Google@UH Sync and IMAP differ in both the app used to check email on your device, and the services that can be synced.  When using Google@UH Sync, mail is checked via the Gmail app.  When using IMAP, mail is checked via the Email app.  Google@UH Sync allows for multiple services to be synced to your Android device, such as your Google@UH email, calendar, and contacts, while IMAP allows only for email syncing.

How to sync Google@UH services for Android:

  1. From your Home screen, open your App Drawer, then tap on the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to Accounts (Android 3.0+) or Accounts & Sync (Android 2.1-2.3).
  3. Tap on Add Account.
  4. Select Google as the type of account.
  5. Select Existing when prompted.
  6. Type in your full email address and password in the appropriate fields.  Press the right arrow when finished.
  7. Select which services you would like to sync with your device, such as Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts (note, certain services may not be available for use with a Google@UH account).  Press the right arrow when finished.
  8. Allow a few moments for the data to sync

For more information on Google Apps sync for your Android, please visit

How to check Google@UH email via IMAP for Android:

Note: Make sure you have enabled IMAP in Google@UH Gmail before you continue, instructions can be found here.

  1. From your Home screen, open your App Drawer, then tap on the Email app.
  2. Enter your email address and password when prompted.  Tap Next.
  3. When asked what type of account, tap on IMAP.
  4. At the next page:
    • Ensure that the Username field contains your entire email address.
    • Tap on the IMAP server field and change it to
    • Tap on the Port field and change it to 993.
    • Tap on the Security type field and change it to SSL/TLS.
    • Tap Next.
  5. At the next page:
    • Ensure that the SMTP server field reads
    • Tap on the Port field and change it to 465.
    • Tap on the Security type field and change it to SSL/TLS.
    • Ensure that Require sign-in is checked, and that your username and password are entered below.
    • Tap Next.
  6. Check the options you prefer to configure your notifications and syncing.  Tap Next when finished.
  7. Name your account (optional) and change your display name, if desired.  Tap Next when finished.

For more information on configuring IMAP for your Android, please visit:

For more information on how actions taken on your mobile Android device will appear in the web client when using IMAP, please visit


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Article ID: 1221
Created: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 1:06pm
Modified: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 4:06pm