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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.