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Connecting to an email account

Email Connection Settings

Your email connection settings are as follows:

Protocol Hostname Port
IMAP 993 for SSL/TLS
POP3 995 for SSL/TLS
SMTP 465 for SSL, 587 for TLS


Never connect using unencrypted ports.

What ports should I connect on?

Always ensure that SSL or TLS is used for every connection.

Differences between pop3 & ?

POP3 & IMAP differ greatly in the way that they operate, but the key differences from a user's perspective are detailed below.

IMAP advantages

  • You can use multiple devices with the account to synchronize & manage it. You could create a folder, move mail to it, and it'll show on all of your devices. Delete, read, manage messages in whatever way you want — and all of those things are sync'd.
  • Email is backed up on our system, allowing us to back it up & restore messages you delete accidentally.

IMAP disadvantages

  • Due to email being stored on our server, your email account will use more storage.
  • Given the email is stored on our system, law enforcement agencies, & nefarious groups could gain access to your account and retrieve any emails you leave on the system.

POP3 advantages

  • Feels faster in some circumstances.
  • Emails are downloaded, mitigating some privacy & security concerns.

POP3 disadvantages

  • You'll be responsible for backups, as the messages won't remain on the server.
  • No synchronization, though you can enable 'Leave messages on server' in most clients, to redownload them on other devices.
  • Uses up more local storage on your devices.

Not sure which?

Decide later! You can always create an IMAP account within your mail client, delete it & try again with .

Last update: 2021-04-06