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.



  1. Judy Bennett

    June 7, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    My new amazon fire HD 10 won’t let me put in my password for my email account

    • Kathy Abbott

      July 23, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Presenting card inventory to buyers for sales. Thank you!

    • Vida

      November 22, 2022 at 11:36 am

      I am not happy with fire tablet email problem I think I might return it. I done everything u said does not work will not connect to my email
      From I cloud

  2. Marlene

    August 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    How do I choose “high priority” when sending off an email on My new Amazon fire 10?

    I cannot see options for this.

    Thank you



    May 26, 2019 at 2:22 am

    I must have cancelled my Emails and can’t get back on please help

    • Adrian

      March 21, 2022 at 2:33 pm

      I put my email address and password on and it says unable to find server

  4. Tara

    January 14, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    My default email, Bing, has been hijacked by Google and I have to use and it won’t let me reset it back. If I elect to go back to factory settings, I lose everything. Don’t know what to do. I have a Kindle Fire HD 10, 5th Generation.

  5. Jefferson G. Lockwood

    January 18, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    I am attempting to transition from my old Samsung tablet over to my new Fire 10 tablet, but I’m having some challenges getting my Gmail to display properly. The Fire Tablet seems to want to display my messages in a split screen format with the message list on the left third of the screen and the content of the selected email on the right 2/3 of the screen. I’d like to be able to select my message from a full screen message list and then have the message displayed on a full screen basis as well. Is there something in the settings that will allow me to get to where I’d like to be? Any help or guidance that you can give me to accomplish this would be much appreciated!

  6. Armand Riendeau

    January 26, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Have set up email using unable to email people due contacts saying device setting a set to kindle only. How can I change this without deleting everything.please tell me how to fix this

  7. christine frey

    May 3, 2020 at 4:07 am

    It keeps wanting a phone #. I don’t have a cell phone. Amazon says they can’t help. Why do I need a stupid phone # for email? Good luck responding to this as I can’t get any of my emails!!!

  8. Chuck Kimberl

    September 8, 2020 at 10:48 am

    I will not set up my Gmail on this new Fire HD Tablet because Goodgle wants the rights to write, change and/or delete anything on my tablet. What the hell is this about?

    • Chuck Kimberl

      July 9, 2022 at 11:43 am

      Exactly my situation. What the hell is that all about?

  9. Cyndar

    September 15, 2020 at 1:38 am

    I can’t get aol mail on my Kindle Fire. I accept the terms, and repeatedly get authentication failed. Try again. I downloaded a separate aol app. Aol responds to my requests for help by saying that due to Covid, nobody can help me. We pay for this. Now they sent an e mail about 3rd party apps. I figured i would re-enable aol on my Silk browser, but it just won’t work, and I am left stranded. Can, or will, anyone help? Amazon has no clue what to do, aol won’t answer me, and this stuation stinks. Very dissatisfied.

  10. Judy

    November 16, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    I was told by AOL, that it won’t work on Kindle Fire 10. I’ve had AOL forever, and don’t want to change. I downloaded an app for Kindle which was okay, but now I can fin ho access MAIL! Any suggestions?

    • Calleigh F

      November 17, 2020 at 3:23 am

      I went to the Kindle store and installed a separate AOL app.. It works fine, and displays new, old , sent mail, with an option to save on aol. It also allows me into the new page instantly.
      Aol called Amazon and Amazon is supposed to be working on this. I’m okay with the app.
      Hope this helps.

  11. Joshua Etter

    January 25, 2022 at 4:56 am

    I use Gmail. Amazon will cripple the gmail website and the Silk browser will add red misspelling marks to correctly spelled words, and even combine strings of words like:

    ” I am sen”ding this email from a horrible tablet.

    (It will underline what is in quotes; actually SPLITTING words)

    • Joshua Etter

      January 25, 2022 at 4:58 am

      I say this because I see NO function on the fire email program and it just seems to underline random red words and ask me to add them to a dictionary. With no suggestions

  12. Elizabeth Velbeck

    March 4, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    I cannot get the outgoing server to work when I put my Cox Webmail on the Fire HD 10. Followed all the instructions correctly, but it just won’t recognize the outgoing server.

  13. mayam

    July 7, 2022 at 1:46 am

    can you register with your email insted of your amazon account

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