This article describes how to configure a client e-mail application so it can access an e-mail account on an A2 Hosting server.
There are many client e-mail applications available, such as Thunderbird, Outlook, Eudora, and Mac OS X Mail. Some of these applications can configure e-mail accounts automatically based on the account authentication information that you provide. In some cases, however, you must manually configure the account.
The exact steps to set up an e-mail account differ depending on the application that you are using, but the information required is the same. In all cases, you must set up a way to access incoming e-mail (using POP3 or IMAP), and a way to send outgoing mail (using SMTP).
To configure an e-mail client for POP3 or IMAP access to an A2 Hosting server, use the following information:
For the POP3 or IMAP server name, use one of the following domain names:
The POP3 or IMAP server port settings depend on which protocol you use (POP3 or IMAP), and whether or not you are using a secure (SSL/TLS) connection. Many e-mail client applications fill in the port numbers automatically based on the protocol you specify, but some do not. The following table shows the correct port numbers for the various protocol configurations:
You must configure the e-mail client to use an SMTP server, or else you will be unable to send outgoing messages. Although you must use an A2 Hosting POP3 or IMAP server to access your messages, you are not obligated to use an A2 Hosting SMTP server to send messages. For example, using your ISP's SMTP server may be faster because it is located on the same network as your computer.
To configure an e-mail client to send messages through an A2 Hosting SMTP server, use the following information:
For the SMTP server name, use one of the following domain names:
The SMTP server port settings depend on whether or not you are using a secure (SSL/TLS) connection. Many e-mail client applications fill in the port numbers automatically based on the protocol options you specify, but some do not. The following table shows the correct port numbers for the various configurations:
|SMTP||465 or 587||25 or 2525|
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