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Here are the steps to get email on your iPhone or iPod Touch if you live in Canada. The Apple iPhone has become a valuable communication tool used by millions. Take full advantage of all the features and set up email on your iPhone.
In order to set up your email on your iPhone you need to know the mail configuration details from your mail provider – which is sometimes also your Internet provider. If you happen to live in Canada then you’re in luck, here’s the steps for setting up your email for Telus, Shaw, Rogers, Gmail and Yahoo on your iPhone – and when you’ve done that, here’s some other cool things you can do with your iPhone.

 

 

Email Settings Quick Overview

Just looking for the email settings to plug in? This table gives you the quick ‘n dirty. The complete step-by-step instructions can be found in the additional details shown below this table.

Provider Type Incoming Outgoing Notes
Telus pop3 pop.telus.net smtp.telus.net
Shaw pop3 mail.shawcable.com mail.shawcable.com
Rogers pop3 pop.broadband.rogers.com smtp.broadband.rogers.com
GMail imap imap.gmail.com smtp.gmail.com
Yahoo imap imap.mail.yahoo.com smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com

 

Setup eMail on your iPhone

Use these instructions to setup email from Gmail, Telus, Shaw, and Rogers on your iPhone. These instructions work for both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

Note: These instructions are for personal email; POP3, or IMAP. If you want to connect to an Exchange Server try (Synchronizing email with your work or Microsoft Exchange Server)

 

Telus email settings for your iPhone (or iPod Touch)

Telus email on your iPhone

  1. – On your iPhone or iPod touch’s home screen, tap Settings
  2. – Tap Mail
  3. – Tap Add Account…
  4. – Tap Other
  5. – Tap Add Mail Account
  6. – Enter your Telus email account information
  7. – Tap Save
  8. – Telus Incoming Mail Server: pop.telus.net or (IMAP) imap.telus.net
  9. – Telus Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.telus.net
  10. – Tap Save

 

Shaw email settings for your iPhone (or iPod Touch)

Shaw email on your iPhone

  1. – On your iPhone or iPod touch’s home screen, tap Settings
  2. – Tap Mail
  3. – Tap Add Account…
  4. – Tap Other
  5. – Tap Add Mail Account
  6. – Enter your shawmail account information
  7. – Tap Save
  8. – Shaw Incoming Mail Server:  (find your mail server here you must have the correct city code)
  9. Shaw Outgoing Mail Server:  (same as above)
  10. Tap Save

 

Rogers email settings for your iPhone (or iPod Touch)

rogers email on your iphone

  1. – On your iPhone or iPod touch’s home screen, tap Settings
  2. – Tap Mail
  3. – Tap Add Account…
  4. – Tap Other
  5. – Tap Add Mail Account
  6. – Enter your Rogers email account information
  7. – Tap Save
  8. – Rogers Incoming Mail Server: pop.broadband.rogers.com
  9. – Rogers Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.broadband.rogers.com
  10. – (as per comments below, could also try smtp.rogerswirelessdata.com)
  11. – Tap Save

In fact, Rogers has a handy setup chart for incoming and outgoing servers based on who’s Internet network you are on, with setups for Sasktel, Uniserver, and others.

gmail on your iphone or ipod touch

Gmail email settings for your iPhone (or iPod Touch)

  1. – Make sure you’ve enable IMAP in your main Gmail settings
  2. – On your iPhone or iPod touch’s home screen, tap Settings
  3. – Tap Mail
  4. – Tap Add Account…
  5. – Tap Other (don’t use the “Gmail” option)
  6. – Tap Add Mail Account
  7. – Enter your account information, being sure to use your full Gmail address (or full Google Apps email address)

gmail on your iphone

  1. – Tap Save
  2. – For Incoming Mail Server:
  3. – Host Name is ‘imap.gmail.com’
  4. – User Name is your full Gmail address, including ‘@gmail.com’ (or full Google Apps email address)
  5. – For Outgoing Mail Server:
  6. – Host Name is ‘smtp.gmail.com’
  7. – User Name is your full Gmail address, including ‘@gmail.com’ (or full Google Apps email address)
  8. – Tap Save

 

Other cool things you can do with your iPhone: