Getting Email on Your Smartphone (for Students)

Author Stanley Stephney on September 4, 2020 | Print | Bookmark


Email is super important for students here at Alcorn State as that is the main way faculty and staff communicate with you. This article will walk you through the process of getting Alcorn Student Email set up on your smartphone, Android or iPhone.

Getting Alcorn Mail on an iPhone/iOS Device

Due to Alcorn State Student Email accounts being Gmail-based accounts, CITS recommends for the best experience that you use the Gmail app on your iPhone.
  1. On your iPhone, get the Gmail app. You can also click the link below:
    Get the Gmail App for iPhone
  2. Once the Gmail app is installed on your iPhone, open the Gmail app. You should be prompted for a Google email address.
  3. The email address you enter should be your full Alcorn Student Email address (e.g., or
  4. When prompted enter the password to your Alcorn Student Email account.
  5. If all the steps went correctly, you should now see your inbox. It may take several minutes for the app to download your mail to your phone.

Getting Alcorn Student Email on your Android Device

  1. On your Android smartphone, go to your system Settings (see your phone manufacturer's manual to learn how to get to system settings).
  2. In your settings, go to Accounts and add a new Account.
  3. When prompted to choose a type of account, choose a Google account.
  4. On the next screen, you'll be asked for your Google email address. Enter your full Alcorn Student Email address (e.g., or
  5. Next, tap the Activate button and on the next screen you'll be prompted to enter your full Alcorn Student Email account once more. This time make sure to also type the password to your Alcorn Student Email account.
  6. Once you're done here, open your Gmail app.
  7. Tap on the account icon in the upper-right corner to switch accounts. In the list of accounts, you should now see your Alcorn Student Email address. Tap on the address to open your Alcorn Student Email account on your phone.

If you have trouble with any of these steps, please call 601-877-6182 or email for assistance.

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Last updated on September 4, 2020 with 721 views