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How to Set Up Email on the Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet

Fire HD 10 Colors

An Amazon Fire tablet is the quintessential mobile entertainment device but you can use it to keep track of other things going on by setting up your email accounts.

An Amazon Fire tablet is the quintessential mobile entertainment device. They are affordable and great for watching movies, TV shows, reading, shopping, listening to music, playing games, and more. While you can get lost in all the entertainment options, there are effective ways to keep track of work items and stay productive, too. One such tool is the email app and here’s a look at how to set it up.

Email on Amazon Fire HD Tablet

Setting up your email on the new Fire HD 10 is essentially the same as it is on any other mobile device. From the home screen tap on the Email app icon to launch it.

Fire HD Email Icon

If you’re settings up a typical web-based email account such as Gmail or Microsoft, type in your email address, password, and then tap Next.

1 email and password

The email app provides advanced setup options, too. Typically, you’d use to connect to an Exchange server or if you need to change security and port settings. Note that if you have 2FV or 2FA enabled on your email account, and you should, then you will need to use the second verification method the provider uses such as a text to your phone. Or, in the case of setting up one of my Microsoft email accounts, I needed to generate an app password.

Advanced Email Security Port Settings

Once you have everything set up correctly, the app works as you would expect a mobile email app to work. At first, you swipe through a short set of basic instructions on how to use the app.

Again, it’s a straight-forward and intuitive user experience, with the ability to create folders and make sure your messages are synced. And, for all of you Emoji fans, the keyboard does include a good amount of them by default.

3 Composing Message Fire HD Emoji Keyboard

Of course, you can go into Settings to create an email signature, customize notifications, set an Out-of-Office Message for each account. You also change other settings so the app works in a way that’s best for you.

4 Email Account Settings Fire HD

While there are tools on the Fire tablets, like email, that help you keep up-to-date with important dealings of the day, these tablets aren’t optimized for productivity. Still, if you need to get a bit of work done between binging on episodes of Stanger Things, you can.

Are you using an Amazon Fire tablet? Let us know what your favorite things to use it for are in the comment section below.


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