How to set up a email client application

How to configure a client e-mail application To access an e-mail account hosted on zigzagweb Hosting server assuming that you have an e-mail account for your domain set up. This article also assumes that you have some basic familiarity with e-mail protocols (SMTP, IMAP, and POP)

There are many different client e-mail applications out there; Thunderbird, Outlook, Eudora, and Mac OS X Mail. Some applications may configure e-mail accounts automatically using an account authentication information you input. Others involve manually configuring the account.

The exact steps to set up an e-mail account may be different, depending on the application that you are using, but the information you will need to input is the same; You will need to set up a way to access incoming e-mail (using POP3 or IMAP), and a way to send outgoing mail (using SMTP).

Incoming e-mail: Configuring POP3 and IMAP
  • For both POP3 or IMAP server login authentication, use the following settings:
    • The account username is the full e-mail address of the account for example name@example.com
    • The account password is the password that you got for this email account.
  • For the POP3 or IMAP server name, use one of the following :

    • mail.example.com: Replace example.com with your web site’s domain name.
     

The server port settings depends on the protocol you are using POP3 or IMAP, and whether or not you are using a secure (SSL) connection. Many e-mail client applications fill in the port numbers automatically based on the protocol you specify, but some do not. The correct port numbers for the various protocol configurations are :

  Secure (SSL) Non-secure
POP3 995 110
IMAP 993 143

 

Outgoing e-mail: Configuring SMTP

Although you must use an zigzagweb Hosting POP3 or IMAP server to access your messages, you are not obligated to use an zigzagweb Hosting SMTP server to send messages. You could use your ISP’s (Internet service provider) SMTP server. (In some cases/countries it is a better or needed set up).

If you want to use an alternative SMTP server, you will need contact the server’s provider to determine the correct configuration.

To configure an e-mail client to send messages through zigzagweb  Hosting SMTP server, use the following:

  • For SMTP server login authentication, use the following settings:
    • The account username is the full e-mail address – example name@example.com
    • The account password is the password
    •  
  • For the SMTP server name, use one of the following domain names:
    • mail.example.com: Replace example.com with your web site’s domain name.

The SMTP server port settings depend on whether or not you are using a secure (SSL) connection. Many e-mail client applications fill in the port numbers automatically based on the protocol options you specify, but some do not. The following table shows the correct port numbers for the various configurations:

  Secure (SSL) Non-secure
SMTP 465 2525
Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended)
Username:

name@yourdomain.com

Username is the email address you are setting up

Password: Use the email account’s password.
Incoming Server:

mail.yourdomain.com

  • IMAP Port: 993
  • POP3 Port: 995
Outgoing Server:

mail.yourdomain.com

  • SMTP Port: 465
IMAP, POP3, and SMTP require authentication.
Non-SSL Settings (NOT Recommended)
Username:

name@yourdomain.com

Username is the email address you are setting up

Password: Use the email account’s password.
Incoming Server:

mail.yourdomain.com

  • IMAP Port: 143
  • POP3 Port: 110
Outgoing Server:

mail.yourdomain.com

  • SMTP Port: 2525
IMAP, POP3, and SMTP require authentication.

 

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