Setting up POP3 and SMTP
NOTE: if your ISP is blocking port 25 for outbound email, you need to change to port 587 for your outbound SMTP settings as described below.
Below you will find a description of each setting for email setup for POP3 and SMTP.
- POP3 Login Account (userID) - The userID is your email address.
- POP3 Password - ( required field ) - This is the password that you have assigned for this account. Remember that all passwords are case sensitive!
- POP3 Server - This is your domain email server, like mail.yourdomain.com.
- SMTP Server- Use the same server setting as POP3.
- SMTP Authentication - Be sure that SMTP Authentication is enabled. This setting makes your email application send your password when sending email and is a security feature. Please refere to your email application's help file for assistance in enabling this.
- Leaving Mail On Server - If you elect to use the setting "Leave a copy of messages on server", understand that if you receive a lot of email, your inbox on the server can get full real fast! We recommend that you leave no more than 3-5 days of email on the server, or login to your Cpanel and increase your email allocation.
To modify the amount of days you leave email on the server, open your Outlook Account Settings under Tools>Account Settings. Open the properties for the account you want to change. Click the More Settings link and the Advanced Settings tab. In the "Advanced" tab, check the Leave a copy of messages on the server checkbox.
To make sure copies of every message don't stay on the server forever (which can slow down your mail connections and use up your disk space allowance), we also recommend checking the box marked Remove from server after X days. Choose a number of days that's long enough that you'll be able to read the messages in your other mail program (or Webmail). Even using a large number such as 30 days is better than not checking this box.
In your email application's Outgoing SMTP server port, use port 587.