E-mail

Use the Email app to send, read, and manage e-mails from your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation. You can sync the Email app with most service providers.

The Email app comes pre-installed on your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation and is available in your Apps library.

To open the Email app, go to Home, tap Apps, and then tap Email.

Add an E-mail Account

You'll need an e-mail account to sync with the Email, Contacts, and Calendar apps on your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation. More than one account can be added, offering combined or single account views in each of the apps.

The Email app will automatically populate server settings for many providers. However, if you're prompted to manually set up your e-mail account, you'll need the e-mail settings for your provider. For more information, go to E-mail Provider Contact Information.

The first e-mail account you add will act as the default e-mail account on your Kindle Fire. If you set up more accounts, you can select a different default account.

Video: E-mail & Calendars on Your Kindle Fire

Note: Video features the Kindle Fire HD 7". Some device features may vary.
  1. From Home, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Email.
  3. Tap your e-mail provider, and then enter your account details. If you don't see your provider, tap Other provider.

Having trouble?

Add an E-mail Account Manually

If you're unable to add your e-mail account to your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation automatically, you can set it up manually.

To add an email account manually to your Kindle Fire, you'll need the incoming and outgoing server addresses of your email provider. For more information, go to E-mail Provider Contact Information.

  1. From Home, tap Apps, and then tap Email.
    Note: If you're adding an another e-mail account to the Email app, tap the Menu menu icon
				  icon, tap Settings, and then tap Add Account.
  2. Tap Other provider. Enter the e-mail address and password for the account, and then tap Manual Setup.
  3. Enter the following information:

    Field Instructions
    Account Tap IMAP or POP3.
    Incoming server settings Type the Username (e-mail address) and Password..
    IMAP server or POP3 server Type the name of the incoming server. For example, imap.gmail.com.
    Security type Use the dropdown menu to select:
    • SSL/TLS
    • SSL/TLS (accept all certificates)
    • STARTTLS
    • STARTTLS (accept all certificates)
    Port Type the port number required for the incoming and outgoing server
    SMTP server Type the name of the outgoing server. For example, smtp.gmail.com.
    Require sign-in Tap if sign-in is required for authentication.
    Username Type your user name (if required) for the outgoing server settings.
    Password Type your password (if required) for the outgoing server settings.

  4. Tap Next.

If all settings are correct, your e-mail account will be synced with your Kindle Fire.

Having trouble?

Sync Your E-mail Account with the Email App

Sync your e-mail to receive messages on your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation just as you receive them on your computer or another mobile device.

Once your e-mail account is synced with your Kindle Fire, you can change how often your inbox checks for new messages and store messages for a specified number of days.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to show Quick Settings, and then tap More.
  2. Tap Applications, and then tap E-mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap your e-mail account.
  4. Next to Sync E-mail, tap On. Your inbox is automatically synced with the E-mail app.
  5. Customize your e-mail syncing settings:
    • Inbox check frequency: Choose how often your inbox checks for new messages. If you don't check your inbox frequently, choose a higher time, such as Every hour. If you check your inbox frequently, choose a lower time, such as Every 5 minutes or, if available, Automatic (push).
    • Store messages: Choose how often new messages are stored in your inbox. You can choose to show your entire inbox, or choose to show messages that have come into your inbox within a specified time frame, such as For one month or For one day.

Send Receive and Delete E-mails

After you set up your e-mail account on your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, you can write, reply to, and delete an e-mail from the Email app.

Add and Open Attachments in the Email App

Add photos, personal documents, and other attachments to your e-mails, or open and download them to your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation.

Important: Never open attachments from an unrecognized e-mail address on your Kindle Fire.

You can attach files stored on your device or in the Amazon Cloud. If you choose a file saved to the Cloud, the file will download to your device before you can send it.

  1. To send an attachment:
    1. From the inbox, tap New, and then enter the recipient details.
    2. Tap the Menu menu icon 
				  icon, and then tap Attach.
    3. Tap Photos or Personal Videos to locate a picture or video, or OfficeSuite (or another third party app) to locate a personal document.
  2. To download an attachment:
    1. From the inbox, tap the message you want to open an attachment from. E-mails with attachments will have a paperclip icon.
    2. Tap the attachment, and wait for it to download.
    3. Press and hold the downloaded attachment. Tap Open to view the attachment, or tap Save to download the attachment to your device.

Search Your Inbox

If you need to find a specific message in the Email app, use the Search feature.

  1. Tap the inbox that has the e-mail you want to find.
  2. Tap the Search (magnifying glass) icon, and then tap any of the following to refine your search:
    • Subject: Search by subject line
    • From: Search for the sender's e-mail address
    • To: Search the recipient's e-mail address
    • All: Search by subject line, sender, or recipient

E-mail Provider Contact Information

If your e-mail provider is not recognized automatically by the Email app, you'll need to enter your password, log-in name, POP3 or IMAP port, and server settings manually. Use the below chart to contact your e-mail provider if you don't know this information.

E-mail Provider Website Customer Service
aim.com AOL Mail 1-800-827-6364
aol.com AOL Mail 1-800-827-6364
att.net AT&T (Choose Email from the drop-down menu.) 1-888-321-2375
bellsouth.net AT&T (Choose Email from the drop-down menu.) 1-888-321-2375
centurylink.net CenturyLink 1-877-290-5458
charter.net Charter 1-888-438-2427
comcast.net Comcast 1-800-934-6489
cox.net Cox 1-866-867-2629
earthlink.net Earthlink 1-800-817-5508
embarqmail.com CenturyLink 1-800-366-8201
fairpoint.net Fairpoint 1-800-240-5019
flash.net AT&T (Choose Email from the drop-down menu.) 1-888-321-2375
frontier.net Frontier 1-888-620-3663
gmail.com Gmail Gmail Support (Forum & Email Only)
hotmail.com Hotmail 1-800-386-5550
icloud.com iCloud Apple Support
inbox.com Inbox Sign in with your inbox.com account information for customer service options
iserv.ne Iserv 1-888-644-7378
juno.com Juno Sign in with your juno.com account information for customer service options
live.com Hotmail 1-800-386-5550
mac.com iCloud Apple Support
me.com iCloud Apple Support
mi-connection.com MI-Connection Server Settings 1-704-660-3840
msn.com Hotmail 1-800-386-5550
mindspring.net Eartlink 1-800-817-5508
netzero.net Net Zero Net Zero Customer Support
optonline.net Optimum Online Optimum Customer Support
pacbell.net AT&T (Choose Email from the drop-down menu.) 1-888-321-2375
prodigy.net AT&T (Choose Email from the drop-down menu.) 1-888-321-2375
rcn.com RCN 1-800-746-4726
roadrunner.com Roadrunner 1-207-253-2222
sbcglobal.net AT&T (Choose Email from the drop-down menu.) 1-888-321-2375
snet.net AT&T (Choose Email from the drop-down menu.) 1-888-321-2375
suddenlink.net Suddenlink 1-888-822-5151
swbell.net AT&T (Choose Email from the drop-down menu.) 1-888-321-2375
verizon.net Verizon 1-800-837-4966
windstream.net Windstream 1-866-445-0978
yahoo.com Yahoo! Mail (Click IMAP) Yahoo! Support
zoho.com Zoho E-mail support only

Remove an E-mail Account

You can remove an e-mail account from the Email app if you no longer want to send or receive messages on your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation.

Removing an e-mail account will delete all e-mail, contacts, and calendars associated with that account on your Kindle Fire.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to show Quick Settings, and then tap More.
  2. Tap Applications, and then tap E-mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap your e-mail account, and then tap Remove Account. Your e-mail, contacts, or calendars associated with your e-mail account no longer appear on your Kindle Fire.