Email - POP and IMAP Settings

Andrew Kostiris
2019-07-05 14:39

These are the settings required for setting up a "POP" and "IMAP" email account.


Best uses for POP Accounts:

  • When disk usage on the server needs to be used sparingly.
  • When emails can be backed up locally on the device(s) and server backups are not as important.
  • When synchronization of folders from the device to the server and with other devices is not a requirement.

POP account settings.

1. In the User Name box, enter your entire email address using lowercase characters (e.g.: mail@example.com).

2. In the Password Box, enter your password. Make sure the check box next to Remember password is selected.

3.Incoming mail server and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) setting is mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com).

4. Outgoing server - Tick the the box labelled My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

5. Incoming server (POP3) port number is 110

6. Outgoing server (SMTP) port number is 587


Best uses for IMAP Accounts:

  • When you want to synchronise / mirror image your account emails and folders with the server and with other devices.
  • When the increased disk usage that this configuration will consume on the hosting server is not as much of a concern.

IMAP settings.

1. In the User Name box, enter your entire email address using lowercase characters (e.g.: mail@example.com).

2. In the Password Box, enter your password. Make sure the check box next to Remember password is selected.

3.Incoming mail server and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) setting is mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com).

4. Outgoing server - Tick the the box labelled My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

5. Incoming server (POP3) port number is 143

6. Outgoing server (SMTP) port number is 587


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