Gmail for Android
How to set up PredictMail on your Android device using the Gmail App and how to send an email.
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Written by Nick Olson
Updated over a week ago

Gmail App - PredictMail set up

Note: You will need to have created a PredictMail account before completing this process. Click here to create a PredictMail account.

1. Open the Gmail App on your device while connected to regular land-based internet or

4G/5G cellular for the initial setup.

2. Select the 3 horizontal lines at the top left of the main Gmail Screen

3. Scroll down to Settings at the bottom and select

4. Select Add Account

5. Select Other

6. Enter your email address, for example,

7. Select Next > Personal (POP3)

8. Enter your password you chose when you created the email account

9. You will see this screen confirming the details, and you can confirm the password by tapping the visibility icon beside it. The server should automatically be

10. Select next, and it will confirm the settings for incoming and outgoing mail

11. It will show you these options. The email will send immediately but synchronise every 15 minutes. If you want to check for mail manually, just swipe down a little on the inbox screen to sync and refresh it.

12. Next > Here, you can name your account


  1. To send an email to your Gmail inbox, select Compose. From the pulldown arrow to the right of the From: email address, you can make sure to use your new PredictMail email address. Send an email to your normal email address as a test.

  2. After successfully sending and receiving an email through a regular internet connection / Wi-Fi, the next step is to use the DataHub. The DataHub uses compression technology to compress the emails and allow them to be sent through your Iridium GO! exec or any other mid-band satellite connections while offshore, saving time and money.

  3. You will need to set up the DataHub first. To do that, follow these instructions:

Connecting to the DataHub

When using the Iridium GO exec or Iridium GO as the internet source for the Datahub your Android phone will initially display a "Limited connection" message for the Datahub WiFi. You will need to accept a prompt before you can use the Gmail app to send/receive emails with the Datahub.

  • Open the Notification Panel by dragging your finger down from the top left of the screen.

  • Tap on the Android System notification that indicates the DataHub WiFi has Limited connectivity, and to "Tap to connect anyway"

  • A prompt will be shown, Tap the checkbox "Dont ask again for this network, then tap Yes.

  • You will now be able to use Gmail while the Datahub is connected to the Iridium GO exec or Iridium GO.

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