If you are using the iPhone mail client or other Apple devices using iOS to access email, then you may be seeing issues with sending or receiving email. This is mainly happening in recent releases of Mac iOS Note that all of these solutions are based on the fact that you are using SSL for your email. There are various ways that this error can be seen based on the software or device that you are using.
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Troubleshooting “Cannot Get Mail” Errors on iPhone and iPad
Sending and receiving emails are now made easier and more convenient with modern smartphones. Email accounts can be set up manually or automatically. In iOS devices, email accounts from Google, iCloud, Yahoo or Mail are automatically set up by simply entering the email address and password. During the setup process, iOS automatically uses the correct account settings. Tackled in this context is a similar issue on the new Apple iPhone XR. Read on to find out what to do if you cannot set up or add your email account to your iPhone XR Mail app. Before troubleshooting, check and make sure that your device can connect to the Internet. Once your Internet is fixed, you should be able to set up your email on your phone as intended. Otherwise, try the following solutions.
If you have several email addresses, you do not have to choose which one to set up on your iPhone. Setting up multiple email accounts from different providers is relatively simple, as long as you have some basic information such as your username, password and the address of your mail server. If you use a common email provider like iCloud or Gmail, iOS already has the mail server information you need. Tap the "Add Account" menu, and then choose your email provider. If your email provider is not listed, choose "Other," and then tap "Add Mail Account" on the following screen. Enter your name, email address and password. You can also enter a description to help you keep track of your email accounts. Tap the "Next" link. Your iPhone attempts to contact your email provider to verify that your username and password are correct. If you made a mistake in your username or password, an error message appears and you are returned to the previous screen to enter your information again.
These errors are understandably annoying since it prevents email from working as expected. Next, check to see if your internet is working. This is easily performed by trying to access various websites or apps that use the internet on your iPhone or iPad. Simply waiting a while often resolves the Mail issue entirely, particularly if the error was related to a remote mail server issue or a mail server being down. Next you should confirm that your authentication credentials are functioning with the mail server. Rarely, mail servers and email providers can have outages that impact user authentication and logging in, or after an outage some email services may require you to reauthenticate with them. Just recently many users experienced this error with Outlook and Hotmail email accounts, where some mail servers were down and thereby preventing user account to email accounts. If there was a temporary email server hiccup, often just this simple process will resolve any mail issues in iOS. Instead, because the Mail settings are defined by an account and password, you thus go to the Accounts and Passwords section of Settings app in iOS.