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Adding accounts to the BlackBerry Hub

You can add almost any email account to the BlackBerry Hub, including your personal and work email accounts. The BlackBerry Hub also supports social accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.

Add an email account using quick setup

If you're using a popular email provider like Gmailâ„¢ , Yahoo!, or Hotmail, you can add your email account to the BlackBerry Hub quickly and easily.
  1. In the BlackBerry Hub, tap The menu icon > Add account.
  2. Type your email address.
  3. Tap Next.
  4. Complete the instructions on the screen.

Adding an email account with manual setup

Depending on the email provider you use, you might have to manually set up your email account in the BlackBerry Hub. You might also need to use manual setup if your email provider or administrator uses a specific email configuration.

With manual setup, you can add a POP3, IMAP, or Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account. If you don't know what type of email account you have, contact your email provider.

Add a POP3 or IMAP email account

When you set up a POP3 or IMAP account, you must enter some server and configuration settings. To find the server and configuration settings that your email account uses, contact your email provider.
  1. In the BlackBerry Hub, tap The menu icon > Add account.
  2. Type your email address.
  3. Tap Manual setup.
  4. Tap your email account type:
    • POP3
    • IMAP
  5. On the Incoming server settings screen, enter the following info:
    • In the Password field, enter your email account password.
    • In the Server field, enter your email provider's server address.
    • In the Port field, enter the port number.
    • If necessary, in the Security type drop-down list, select a security type.
  6. Tap Next.
  7. On the Outgoing server settings screen, enter the following info:
    • In the SMTP server field, enter your email provider's SMTP server address.
    • In the Port field, enter the port number.
    • If necessary, in the Security type drop-down list, select a security type.
    • In the Password field, enter your email account password.
  8. Tap Next.
  9. On the Account settings screen, review or change any of the settings.
  10. Tap Next.
  11. Optionally, change the display name or display color for your email account.
  12. Tap Done.

Tip: To find the server and configuration settings that your email account uses, contact your email provider.

Add a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync email account

When you set up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, you must enter some server and configuration settings. To find the server and configuration settings that your email account uses, contact your email provider.
  1. In the BlackBerry Hub, tap The menu icon > Add account.
  2. Type your email address.
  3. Tap Manual setup.
  4. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
  5. On the Server settings screen, enter the following info:
    • In the Password field, enter your email account password.
    • In the Server field, enter your email provider's server address.
    • In the Port field, enter the port number.
    • If necessary, in the Security type drop-down list, select a security type.
  6. Tap Next.
  7. On the Account settings screen, review or change any of the settings.
  8. Tap Next.
  9. Optionally, change the display name or display color for your email account.
  10. Tap Done.

Tip: To find the server and configuration settings that your email account uses, contact your email provider.

Remove an email account from the BlackBerry Hub

  1. In the BlackBerry Hub, tap The menu icon > Settings.
  2. In the Accounts section, tap the account that you want to remove.
  3. Tap The delete icon.

Adding a social networking account to the BlackBerry Hub

The BlackBerry Hub supports a number of social accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. Supported social networking accounts are automatically added to the BlackBerry Hub when you download and sign in to the social networking app on your device.

Remove a social networking account from the BlackBerry Hub

  1. In the BlackBerry Hub, tap The menu icon > Settings.
  2. In the Accounts section, tap a social networking account.
  3. Turn off the Show messages switch.