The port numbers you set determine the protocol your email client uses. There are four basic options. IMAP secure is the recommended configuration:
- IMAP (insecure)
- IMAP (secure)
- POP3 (insecure)
- POP3 (secure)
Below are the settings you can use for each protocol along with the security settings.
- IMAP | Port 143 (Insecure Transport — No SSL function enabled)
- IMAP | Port 993 (Secure Transport — SSL function enabled)
- POP3 | Port 110 (Insecure Transport — No SSL function enabled)
- POP3 | Port 995 (Secure Transport — SSL function enabled)
- SMTP | Port 587 (Insecure Transport — No SSL function enabled)
- SMTP | Port 465 (Secure Transport — SSL function enabled)
- SMTP | Port 25 (username/password authentication MUST also be enabled!)
Setting up your email is easy. There are 2 options to setup your email, iMap and POP3.
Incoming/outgoing mail server:
mail.yourservername.extension (i.e. mail.dslwizz.com)
username: full email address in lowercase
password is cAsEsensitive, and may contain numbers and special characters
An internet standard protocol used by e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail messages from a mail server over a TCP/IP connection
Using iMap for incoming mail, use PORT 143 OR for secure connections use 993, and make sure SSL is selected.
A protocol for receiving email by downloading it to your computer from a mailbox on the server of an Internet service provider
When using POP3 for incoming mail, use PORT 110 OR for secure connections use 995 and make sure SSL is selected.
Your ISP will provide you with SMTP settings, here is a list in case you need it. SMTP is use to send out mail.
You may use your web server’s SMTP for your email, but keep in mind the 100 emails per hour limit. So if your website is going to send out emails it is better to use your ISP’s SMTP.
You can use PORT 25 OR PORT 587 with SSL selected secure connections.