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How to get messages on your iPhone

Updated April 17, 2017

If you're a busy health professional, then you might want the convenience of accessing your National Health Service e-mail from your Apple iPhone mobile device. is an e-mail service for doctors, nurses and health workers employed by the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. The service supports around 200 mobile devices, including the iPhone. Set up e-mail on your iPhone from the device's Settings menu.

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  1. Tap the "Settings" icon on the iPhone's display screen. Select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" from the Settings menu.

  2. Tap "Add Account" in the "Accounts" section. Select "Other" from the account types list. Tap "Add Mail Account."

  3. Type your name as you want to display it on the NHS e-mails you send into the "Name" input field. Enter your full e-mail address and account login password into the relevant input boxes. Tap "Next."

  4. Enter "" into the "Host Name" input box under "Incoming Mail Server (POP3)." Enter your password and username into the relevant fields. Type "" into the "Host Name" input box under "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)." Tap "Save."

  5. Tap the "Advanced" button. Set both "Outgoing Uses SSL" and "Incoming Uses SSL" to the "ON" position by swiping the tab with your finger. Tap the "Save" button.

  6. Tap "Settings" at the top of the screen until you return to the "Mail, Contacts, Calendar" account settings page. Tap your e-mail account from the listed accounts. Move the tab under the "Account" heading from "OFF" to "ON" position. Tap "Done" to activate the e-mail account on your iPhone.

  7. Tip

    Access your e-mail account to receive and send e-mail by tapping the "Mail" application on the iPhone's home screen. If you have problems connecting to, contact your local NHS IT department for assistance.

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About the Author

Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.

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