At POP, we’re all about ridding you of the agonizing grunt work involved with establishing yourself online. If you’ve tried us out before, you’re already aware of non-invasive signup process that will get you online in less time than it takes to brew yourself coffee. If we’re new to you, POP is the most hassle-free way to get online with a new domain, simple landing page and email backed by Google and their Google Apps for Business suite. In this post, we’ll be highlighting another one of our fantastic features that quickly get you on your way to building your new presence – our Apple iOS email setup!
Whether promoting your business or personal brand, your credibility plays an important role in your interactions with others online and utilizing your new POP email helps bolster it and can even lead to increased traffic to your site. Let’s say you want to start a new kitten sweater company. It’s more likely that firstname.lastname@example.org will create a stronger brand impression on potential customers than email@example.com. By owning a personal domain, you not only present yourself as more professional and trustworthy but you also indirectly indicate to potential customers where to find your site online! Now that we’ve summarized a few benefits of using a custom domain for your business, let’s discuss how we make it stupid simple to start writing and receiving emails on your Apple iOS devices.
Using your supported Apple device (iPhone, iPad or iPod), open up your Safari web browser and signup or login to POP.
If you’re signing up for the first time, after you’ve completed our onboarding process to secure your password and setup your basic Starter Page, you’re presented with the following page:
Notice that little link we’ve outlined in red. That’s the link you’ll want to click.
If, on the other hand, you’re already an existing POP user, login and navigate over to your panel. Within the panel, you’ll notice the following icon (click it).
Now that you’re on the mobile email page on an iOS device, you should see an Apple iOS Devices section. Under this section there will be a Download button. Tap it! If you don’t have an iOS device, don’t fret. The mobile email setup page also contains links to detailed instructions for setting up your email on any number of popular clients: Thunderbird, Outlook, Windows Mail, and more.
Like magic, your iOS device will immediately open a profile configuration window. This window will outline the details of your new domain email address. Click on the Install button.
Once you’ve clicked on the Install button, a new overlay will pop up asking you to confirm your installation. This is completely normal as POP is adding new settings to your phone for your new email address. Click on Install Now.
A new screen may pop up asking you to enter your device passcode, if enabled on your device:
If necessary, entire your device passcode and click Done in the upper right hand corner.
Lastly, a screen will pop up asking you to enter the password you have set for your new POP email address. This is the same as the password you login to POP with for your account. Enter your password and click the Next button in the upper right of your screen.
Viola! You have completed installing a new email address on your iOS device! Click on the Done button in the upper right to close.
If you navigate your phone over to mailboxes, you should now see that you have a mailbox setup for your new domain. In this example, we had registered the domain mypop.co:
Your account will start automatically syncing with Google’s servers and receiving emails on the fly as they are received. Feel free to test it out and send an email to a friend, family member, or colleague!
If for any reason you receive an error stating that the app is unable to connect to the server, it may take a minute or two before things sync up. Have a little patience and they will!
In the event you don’t continue your POP service and let your domain expire, you’ll likely want to remove the existing profile for the domain you no longer own. To remove your POP.co configured email profile, navigate over to Settings > General > Profile. Under Configuration Profiles, tap on the profile with your POP domain name and then tap on Remove. You may be prompted for your passcode if one is set, otherwise the email profile will be automatically removed.
As always, feel free to ask us any questions at @thePOPguys.