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Incoming/Outgoing Mail Server Settings [POP/IMAP/SMTP]

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[justify]When we look at the e-mail providers, they provide different types of e-mail services. If we list down those;

  • VMS (Virtual Mail Server) - is a webmail system which can be navigated by users very easily. It looks very familiar and so easy to handle. but, all the mail mail operations, contacts...etc will be stored in a web based environment. And it always requires an internet web URL to access the e-mail using web communication (E.g.: Gmail, Yahoo! mail...etc)
  • POP (Post Office Protocol) - Refer Wiki statement.
  • IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) - Refer Wiki statement.
  • SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol - Refer Wiki statement.
  • OWA (Outlook Web Access)/Microsoft Exchange - is another solution provided by Microsoft specially focused on enterprises to communicate their e-mails, calenders...etc via a secured portal. Refer Wiki for more....
and their may be many more.... but listed are the famous techniques used at present...

E-mail Server settings from some famous e-mail providers...>>

[justify]Hotmail Settings
As other web based email services, Hotmail is using the HTTP protocol for connecting you to your mailbox. If you want to send and receive Hotmail emails using an email client software, then your software must support Hotmail HTTP access for your email account. Some email clients, such as Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook, offer builtin support for Hotmail
accounts, so you only have to select HTTP when you are asked to select your email account type and select Hotmail as the HTTP Mail Service Provider.

Mail Server Settings for Hotmail;
If you are using Microsoft Outlook & the Outlook Connector, you can define your Hotmail account just like any regular POP3 email account:
  • Hotmail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop3.live.com (logon using Secure Password Authentification – SPA, mail server port: 995)
  • Hotmail Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – smtp.live.com (SSL enabled, port 25)

Yahoo! Mail Settings
Yahoo Mail offers standard POP3 access for receiving emails incoming through your Yahoo mailbox, by using your favorite email client software. To setup your email client for working with your Yahoo account, you need to select the POP3 protocol and use the following mail server settings;

Free user settings;
  • Yahoo Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.mail.yahoo.com (port 110)
  • Yahoo Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – smtp.mail.yahoo.com (port 25)

POP Yahoo! Mail Plus email server settings; (for premium/paid accounts)
  • Yahoo Plus Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 995)
  • Yahoo Plus Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled,port 465, use authentication)

GMail Settings
The Google GMail service offers email client access for retrieving and sending emails through your Gmail account. However, for security reasons, GMail uses POP3 over an SSL connection, so make sure your email client supports encrypted SSL connections.

Gmail server settings;
  • Google Gmail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 995)
  • Outgoing Mail Server – use the SMTP mail server address provided by your local ISP or smtp.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 465)

MSN Mail Settings
The MSN email service allows you to use the MSN POP3 and SMTP servers to access your MSN mailbox.

Msn mail server settings;
  • MSN Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop3.email.msn.com (port 110, using Secure Password Authentication – SPA)
  • MSN Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.email.msn.com (select “My outgoing server requires authentication”)

Lycos Mail Settings
The Lycos Mail Plus service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Lycos mailbox.

Lycos mail server settings;
  • Lycos Mail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.mail.lycos.com (port 110)
  • Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.mail.lycos.com or use your local ISP SMTP mail server

AOL Mail Settings
The AOL email service is a web based system, designed for managing your AOL mailbox via HTTP IMAP access. Unlike Hotmail, you can use any email client to access your AOL mailbox, as long as it supports the IMAP protocol.

AOL mail server settings;
  • AOL Incoming Mail Server (IMAP) – imap.aol.com (port 143)
  • AOL Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.aol.com or use your local ISP SMTP mail server

Mail.com Mail Settings
The Mail.com email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Mail.com mailbox.

Mail.com server settings;
  • Mail.com Mail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop1.mail.com (port 110)
  • Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

Netscape Internet Service Mail Settings
The Netscape e-mail system is web-based, which means you can access their e-mail from any Internet connection. Netscape Internet Service also supports AOL® Communicator, Microsoft® Outlook, Microsoft® Outlook Express, and other POP3 e-mail software. The outgoing mail server needs SSL support, so make sure your email client software supports SSL connections over the SMTP protocol.

Netscape mail server settings;
  • Netscape Internet Service Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.3.isp.netscape.com(port 110)
  • Netscape Internet Service Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.isp.netscape.com (port 25, using a secure SSL connection)

Freeserve Mail Settings
The Freeserve email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Freeserve mailbox.

Freeserve mail server settings;
  • Freeserve Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.freeserve.com (port 110)
  • Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

Supanet Mail Settings
The Supanet email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Supanet mailbox.

Supanet mail server settings;
  • Supanet Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.supanet.com (port 110)
  • Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

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