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Configuring Your Email Client

Your Virtual Server comes with your own private POP, IMAP, and SMTP servers for sending and receiving email.

POP allows you to download email from the Virtual Server to your own computer. IMAP does the same, but it also allows you to create folders on the Virtual Server itself and save email in the folders you create.

There are numerous email clients (programs) available that support POP, or both POP and IMAP. Configuring the typical email client is generally a simple process. Here is the information you'll most likely need:

For Incoming Mail (POP or IMAP)
POP is the most popular method and our recommendation.
POP server:
Username: you set this when setting up user accounts
Optional Port #: 110

IMAP server:

For Outgoing Mail
SMTP Server type:
Optional Port #: 5190
(You may be required to use this port number if your ISP places a block on port 25.)

Other Info
Real name: whichever name you want to identify you in your emails (ex. Fantastic Joe)

Email address/Return address: your email alias

Secure Email
For information on encrypting your mail, see our page on SSL Email.


Creating Email Accounts

Creating Email Aliases

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