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Setting up POP3 or IMAP with SSL

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POP3 or IMAP configured with SSL

Secure email connections using SSL, requires replacing the regular mail server mail.example.com with the server’s hostname.  The hostname should be used for the incoming and outgoing mail server, and you can locate the hostname for your account by using this article.

Secure Ports for POP3 or IMAP

  • Secure POP3 – port 995
  • Secure IMAP – port 993

Secure Outgoing Ports for POP3 or IMAP

The outgoing mail is always using the SMTP protocol, weather using IMAP or POP3

  • Secure SMTP – port 465

Make sure that your computer’s firewall is not blocking these ports as this can cause the ports to not work properly.  It is not always necessary to use your ISP’s settings, however, if you cannot send from port 26 or port 465, we recommend that you contact your ISP and ask for their outgoing mail server.

SSL Warning

When not using the secure connection settings for email, you may receive notices about the SSL certificate as these certificates are renewed or reissued. The issue can be resolve by updating the email settings with the server name.

If you do not want to change your email settings, you may suppress warnings about the validity of your connection’s SSL certificate by adding an exception or trusting the certificate.

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