How To: Kindle Fire Email Setup

Your Kindle Fire is more than just an eBook reader. With access to 27 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, games and so much more, your trusty little device does what it can to provide you with a constant stream of entertainment.

However in our connected, technological world it’s important that we are able to stay in constant communication-and email has become a major part of that.

So here’s how to add Kindle Fire email and keep in touch this winter season.

Now there are several different models of Kindle Fire and these are further split into separate generations. In case you’ve forgotten or are unsure you can find out by seeing the Amazon page which Kindle Fire do I have.

You can also find out the differences between POP and IMAP email by checking out our sister site Cloudpockets.com.

Now that that’s out of the way…onto the show.

 

1st Generation Kindle Fire Email Setup For POP/IMAP:

Kindle fire email setup

  1. So first from your home screen, select Apps then hit Email
  2. If this is to be your first email account on your Kindle Fire tap Start, then for Select E-Mail Provider select Other. However, if you already have an account tap the menu icon followed by Add Account then Other.
  3. The Username is your full email address and the Password is your email password. Tap Next than select POP 3 or IMAP (IMAP is recommended because of larger feature support).
  4. Under Incoming Server settings, the settings will be showed already at their default values but we will change a few of them….Your Username is going to be your full email address and your Password is your email password.
  5. Type the needed IMAP/POP server name (If you are using Office 365 then it is “outlook.office365.com” otherwise click here). For Security type, select SSL while for Authentication type verify PLAIN is selected. In Port make sure it is set to 993 if you’re using IMAP or 995 if you’re using POP.
  6. If using IMAP, for IMAP path prefix value leave the default value (Automatic using NAMESPACE if available).
  7. After clicking Next, under Outgoing Server settings, the settings will be showed already at their default values but we will change a few of them…
  8. Type the needed SMTP server name(If you are using Office 365 then is is “smtp.office365.com” otherwise click here). For Security type, select TLS (always). In Port make sure 587 is selected, and also verify the selection of ‘Require Sign-In“.
  9. After clicking Next verify that the Authentication type is set to Automatic. For the Inbox settings page,  under the Folder poil frequency list choose how often you want your Kindle Fire to check your Inbox (more often will assure fast access to emails whilst also possibly affecting performance).
  10. Then on the Finish page, enter a display name and an account name. You are now free to check your email by tapping View Your Inbox at any time.

 

2nd Generation and later Kindle Fire Email Setup For POP/IMAP:

  1. So first from your home screen, select Apps then hit Email.
  2. If this is to be your first email account on your Kindle: make sure you are on the Add Account page and select the Other Provider option; otherwise hit Menu then Settings followed by Add Account and finally Other Provider.
  3. Fill in the corresponding information than click Next.
  4. Select POP 3 or IMAP (IMAP is recommended because of larger feature support).
  5. Under Incoming Server settings, the settings will be showed already at their default values but we will change a few of them….Your Username is going to be your full email address and your Password is your email password.
  6. Type the needed IMAP/POP server name (If you are using Office 365 then it is “outlook.office365.com” otherwise click here). For Security type, select SSL/TLS. In Port make sure it is set to 993 if you’re using IMAP or 995 if you’re using POP.
  7. After clicking Next, under Outgoing Server settings, the settings will be showed already at their default values but we will change a few of them…
  8. Type the needed SMTP server name(If you are using Office 365 then is is “smtp.office365.com” otherwise click here). For Security type, select StartTLS. In Port make sure 587 is selected, and also verify the selection of “Require Sign-In“.
  9. For Username, it’s your email address and Password is your email password. Then on the Finish page, enter a display name and an account name. You are now free to check your email by tapping View Your Inbox at any time.

 

2nd Generation and later Kindle Fire Email Setup For Exchange:

Note: Only use Exchange if you are using an Exchange Server and desire your contacts and calender to be synced as well

  1. So first from your home screen, select Apps then hit Email
  2. If this is to be your first email account on your Kindle: make sure you are on the Add Account page and select the Exchange e-mail, contacts, calender option; otherwise hit Menu then Settings followed by Add Account and finally Exchange e-mail, contacts, calender.
  3. On the next Add Account page fill out the corresponding information as needed, tap Next.
  4. The settings will be showed already at their default values but we will change a few of them….First type the name of your Exchange server (If you are using Office 365 then it is “outlook.office365.com” otherwise click here). Feel free to leave the Domain Box empty.
  5. Your Username is going to be your full email address and your Password is your email password. In the Security settings, verify that “SSL” is selected and that “Accept all SSL certificates” is not.
  6. After tapping Next you may receive a security warning-this is completely normal and should’t cause much concern. After proceeding and looking under the Synchronization options page you can use the check boxes to decide what information you want to synchronize with your Kindle Fire.
  7. Save, and you should be good to go! Just select View Inbox to check your email at any time and you can also verify your chosen options at any time on the Account Settings page.

With Kindle Fire email, you are now a little bit more prepared and connected for the days ahead.

If you want to learn more about things that you can do with your Kindle, check out technicalguy’s article on getting EPub books onto your Kindle.

In the meantime, get under the covers, snuggle by the fireplace and enjoy your eBook knowing the your Kindle Fire and your Kindle Fire email has got you covered.

For any additional help, comments or questions, sound off in the comments and I’ll do my best to respond.

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Guy is an experienced technician and technical writer, owner of Foreverwarm.com, and wine aficionado. He writes for multiple blogs while managing IT support, web hosting, and cloud backup companies.

15 Comments on "How To: Kindle Fire Email Setup"

  1. Peter Belcher | July 26, 2017 at 3:43 am | Reply

    How do I add additional folders to my kindle fire hd 8 mail app. I would like to store emails that I need to keep with in specific folders.

  2. How do I find my “@Kindle.com” email on this Kindle Fire 7

    Thank you!!

  3. Used frontier previously I would like the new email address on my laptop to be the same on. My kindle. Please help set this kindle to my new flail address.Change the frontier email to the gmail.

  4. I cannot change my password for gmail on my kindle fire.
    I go to the app, hit the menu bars, and if I select accounts and touch on gmail, it goes to the account and tells me I can’t access and to check my password.
    If I go to the app then settings, nothing…
    What am I missing?

  5. I have had my hotmail e-mail account on my Kindle Fire for several years. Beginning late Saturday, I got message that it was being connected too frequently so to wait a minute or two and try again. I’ve done that several times since Saturday, then cleared data and can’t get the account to set up. What exchange server should I use to set it up?

  6. I have done all the steps as instructed and i still get this messag:
    Unable to set up account
    Message from your email provider:
    Email address or password incorrect.
    And the the Edit Settings bar. I have checked my email address and password and they are correct.
    I need help, please.

  7. Jeanette Lewis | July 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm | Reply

    My email does not appear on my kindle fire tablet where can I take it to have someone help me? I am not very good with the tablet. Thank you ,Jeanette Lewis

  8. I have done all the steps mentioned above and still get “Cannot connect to the server “. Please help

  9. I receive my emails via yahoo. I am able to read them on my kindle but am unable to access pdf attachments. Any ideas? Thanks, Jo.

  10. My email comes through Verizon. I used to be able to answer my emails on my Kindle Fire but Verizon made me change my password. My laptop doesn’t have a problem but even though I can receive email on my Kindle, since I changed my password I am unable to send email. I need some plain English to figure out how to answer my emails on my Kindle like I could before I had to change my password.

  11. Thank you SO much! I have a 1st generation fire and my employer just changed to 365 for email. The “change over” instructions my employer gave did not work, but thanks to you I can once again check my mail from home!

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