What Mail Server Settings Do I Need for POP/IMAP?

In this article we’ll explain the settings needed to set up your email in a mail client or app. Your settings will depend on whether your mail server uses SSL, and whether you want to use POP or IMAP.

IMAP (recommended) – This allows your mail account to be used and synced on multiple devices. In this case, your mail will be stored on your server rather than your phone or computer.

POP – In contrast, using POP will store your mail on your device. Any changes you make to mail on this device, such as replies sent or messages deleted, will not synchronize with any other devices you use. This may save some room on your server but it isn’t practical if you use multiple devices, like a phone and a laptop, to check your mail.

Basic setup
  • If given the option, choose to manually set up your account.
  • Username or Email address is an existing mail account on your server, i.e. ‘username@yourdomain.com’.
  • Password is your current password for this mail account.
  • Incoming Mail Server (IMAP/POP): mail.yourdomain.com
  • Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): mail.yourdomain.com
Mail Ports
  • Incoming Mail Port (IMAP): 143
  • Incoming Mail Port (POP): 110
  • Outgoing Mail Port (SMTP): 587
  • For any encryption options, leave unchecked or select “none”. If an encryption method is required, select ‘SSL’ or ‘SSL/TLS’.
Mail Ports (with SSL enabled for mail)
  • Incoming Mail Port (IMAP): 993
  • Incoming Mail Port (POP): 995
  • Outoing Mail Port (SMTP): 465
  • Check or select the encryption method for SSL (sometimes shown as SSL/TLS) under both incoming and outgoing mail servers.