Using FastMail with MailDroid

What you need to know

MailDroid is an email client for Android. Unlike other email clients currently on Android, MailDroid has been built up from scratch and is not based on the standard Android email client. At the moment, MailDroid is still in beta and the below instructions are based on the version 1.62 (beta)

MailDroid is freely downloadable from: http://slideme.org/application/maildroid/. Its also available on the Android Market, so one can just search for "MailDroid" on the Market as well.

Note: If you already know how to set up your client, and you already understand the information below, see this help page for the server information you need to set up your e-mail client. The Troubleshooting Issues section at the bottom of this page may be helpful if you have problems.

In order to use MailDroid with FastMail, you'll need to enter the following information:

  • username - When you signed up for FastMail, you chose a username which is also your e-mail address. You must use the full username, including the name and the domain part, which is the part after the '@' symbol. For example, a user named John Doe might have chosen a username of "johndoe@fastmail.fm". Make sure that you specify your username in lowercase only.
  • password - When you signed up for FastMail, you chose a password to go along with your username. You will need the password to access your account. The password also keeps others from being able to access your e-mail. Your password is case sensitive, so be sure that you type it in correctly. "PASS123" is different to  "pass123". Often, users forget about the CapsLock button and mistype their password.
  • incoming mail server (IMAP or POP) - This is the server that you get your e-mail from. Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) and Post Office Protocol (POP) are retrieval methods used to move e-mail messages from the server to your e-mail client so that you can read your messages. POP access is not available for all service levels, please check the pricing table for details. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is required for your protection as well. SSL keeps people from reading your e-mail as it is transmitted between the e-mail server and your computer.
  • outgoing mail server (SMTP) - This is the server that sends your e-mail. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the method that your client uses to move e-mail messages from your client to the server so that it can send your messages. The FastMail SMTP server is not available for all service levels, please check the pricing table for details. If your service level does not allow use of the FastMail SMTP server, you must use the SMTP server provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

    The FastMail SMTP server requires SMTP Authentication. This keeps people who are not users of the FastMail service from using the SMTP server to send spam messages on the Internet. SSL is required for the FastMail SMTP server. If you don't use the FastMail SMTP server, you may have different options or requirements. You will need to get that information from your ISP.

Incoming/Outgoing Server Setup

  1. First Time Startup

    When you run MailDroid for the first time, it would give you a list of its existing features and a list of upcoming plans.

    Click on Next to start the setup.



  2. Existing Accounts

    If there are existing accounts, choose Add Account from the Menu.

  3. Account Information

    Enter your full fastmail username.
    Enter your fastmail password.

    Click on Manual Setup.

  4. Type of Account

    Choose IMAP.

  5. Incoming Server Settings

    Email: Enter your full email address. This address would be displayed in the "From" field for emails that you send through MailDroid.
    Username: Enter your full fastmail username (Should be autofilled based on what you specified initially).
    Password: Enter your fastmail password (Should be autofilled based on what you specified initially).
    Server: mail.messagingengine.com
    Enable Secure connection (TLS/SSL) checkbox
    Port: 993

    Click on Next.

  6. Outgoing Server Settings

    Enable Use same credentials checkbox
    Server: mail.messagingengine.com
    Enable Secure connection (TLS/SSL) checkbox
    Port: 465

    Click on Next.

  7. Validation

    Wait for the validation to complete

  8. Accounts

    You should now be able to access your emails on MailDroid.
    Click on your account, to access your Inbox.



  9. Set your "Full Name"

    From the Menu go to More->Account Preferences



    Click on your Your Name and enter your full name as you would like it to appear on your "From" address.

    Click on your phones Back button

  10. Set your "Sent Items" and "Spam" folders

    Click on Copy Sent Mail



    Choose your fastmail Sent Items folder

    Click on your phones Back button



    Click on Spam Folder

    Choose your fastmail Junk Mail folder



  11. Your account should now be fully setup with MailDroid

    Last modified on: Fri Dec 3 2010