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Your Email Settings

Setting up email accounts differs from one program to the next, but they all have the same basic settings:

Encrypted dispatch

”’To ensure the highest possible level of security and to protect your privacy, we recommend the use of encrypted dispatch/receipt. ”’

  • ”’Incoming mail server (POP3/IMAP):”’ ”’”’ (literally! write NOT your website)
  • ”’Outgoing mail server (SMTP):”’ ”’”’ (literally! write NOT your website)
  • ”’User name:”’ Your full mail address (e.g. [email protected])
  • ”’Password:”’ Your password for the mailbox
  • ”’Security:”’ STARTTLS (or TLS)

If you use Microsoft Outlook you may need to set the root folder for IMAP manually. Under “POP and IMAP Account Settings” choose “More Settings” -> “Advanced” -> “Folders”. Insert INBOX into “Root folder path”.


Most email clients are capable to find the correct port automatically. However you can also configure ports manually (the recommended settings are bold):

  • ”’IMAP”’ Receiving emails – all emails are stored on the server (recommended)
    • ”’STARTTLS/TLS: 143”’
    • SSL: 993
  • POP3 Receiving emails – emails are deleted after fetched from server
    • ”’STARTTLS/TLS: 110”’
    • SSL: 995
  • ”’SMTP”’ Sending emails
    • ”’STARTTLS/TLS: 587”’
    • SSL: 465
    • (outdated) STARTTLS/TLS: 25

Note: If you want to send emails by SMTP from a hosting account (e.g. over PHP) you must use port 587.

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