How to Set Up Zoho Mail as a Push Account in Android

Faster is not always better. When it is, though, it is good to be fast.

In Android Email, Zoho Mail can be just about as speedy as the internet. Added as an Exchange ActiveSync account, a Zoho Mail inbox's messages appear almost the instant they arrive at your address.

In addition to a push inbox, you can access all your Zoho Mail folders. Messages in these folders are not delivered instantly, though. Sending mail also works, of course.

Setting up Zoho Mail via Exchange ActiveSync also lets you add your primary Zoho Calendar itinerary and your Zoho Mail address book to Android easily.

Set Up Zoho Mail as a Push Email Account in Android Email

To add Zoho Mail as a push Exchange ActiveSync account to Android Email:

  • Open Email.
  • Tap the menu icon () in the toolbar.
  • Select Settings from the menu that comes up.
  • Type your Zoho Mail address under Email address.
  • Enter your Zoho Mail password under Password.
  • Optionally, check Send email from this account by default. to make the Zoho Mail account your default sending account if it is not the only email address set up in Email.
  • Tap Next.
  • Select Exchange under What type of account is this?.
  • Make sure "\<your Zoho Mail user name>" is entered under Domain\Username (with <your Zoho Mail user name> replaced by your Zoho Mail username).
  • Enter "" (not including the quotation marks) under Server.
  • Make sure Use secure connection (SSL) is checked.
    • You can leave Accept all SSL certificates unchecked.
  • Tap Next.
  • Make sure Sync email from this account. is checked.
  • Now make sure Automatic (Push) is selected under Inbox checking frequency.
  • Pick the number of days of email you want Email to synchronize automatically under Days to sync.
  • Optionally:
    • Check Sync contacts from this account. to have the Zoho Mail address book added to Android People as an additional account.
    • Check Sync calendar from this account. to add your default Zoho Mail calendar to Android Calendar.
      • Additional calendars set up in Zoho Calendars will not be available in Android Calendar.
      • Adding Zoho Calendar calendars will not interfere with existing calendars.
  • Optionally, too, check Notify me when email arrives for new mail notifications.
  • Tap Next.
  • Enter an account title different from your Zoho Mail address under Give this account a name (optional) if you like.
  • Tap Next again.

Note that only the Zoho Mail inbox will get the push email and automatic synchronization treatment (even if you select Automatic (Push) for a different folder's Sync options).