Setting up Your Email Address with IMAP
You can always use Web-Based Email to send and receive email messages. Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) lets you access email stored on a mail server from multiple computers and devices. To use IMAP email, you must have an email plan that supports IMAP.
It lets you access your email messages and files without transferring them between computers. You set up IMAP on the computer(s) from which you want to access email from your account.
NOTE: Our servers often use different names for folders compared with the client you're using. Folders, such as Sent, might remain out of sync until you correctly map them. To do this, clients, such as Microsoft Outlook®, typically publish detailed instructions online. We recommend searching the Internet for instructions from that client to correctly map your folders.
BEFORE YOU START: To set up your email client with your email, you need to know your POP or IMAP Email Server Settings and ports. To find them, got to the InfoCenter and write down the information that displays under Email Server Settings.
To Set Up IMAP for Your Email Account
- Create an account with your email client.
- In the client for which you want to configure IMAP, locate the IMAP settings and enter the following:
- Your full email address
- Your email account password
- Incoming Mail Server
- Your incoming IMAP server.
- Outgoing Mail Server
- Your outgoing SMTP server.
- Incoming Port
- Without SSL - 143
With SSL - 993
- Outgoing Port
- Without SSL - one of the following: 25, 80, 3535, 587
With SSL - 465
NOTE: Your email client may require password authentication for your Outgoing Mail Server.
For help with a specific mail client, see the following help articles:
Setting Up Your IMAP or POP Address in Microsoft Outlook 2007
Setting Up Your IMAP or POP Address in Microsoft Outlook Express
Setting Up Your IMAP or POP Address in Microsoft Entourage
Setting Up Your IMAP or POP Address in Windows (Vista) Mail
Setting Up Your IMAP or POP Address in Apple Mail
Setting Up Your IMAP or POP Address in Thunderbird Mail
You can also refer to the provider's help documentation:
NOTE: As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products.
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