How To Access With IMAP And SMTP Setting?

How To Access  With IMAP And SMTP Setting?

Settings For

Incoming Server – IMAP


Port: 993 or 143

Security: SSL/TLS

Username: Your full email address

Password: Your password

Outgoing Server – SMTP


Port: 465

Security: SSL/TLS

Username: Your full email address

Password: Your password

Note- These settings will come in handy when adding your email account to different email clients as mentioned below.

How to setup IMAP/SMTP setting on different email clients-

Popular email clients and ways of adding your email to these clients are as following-

  • Mailbird
  • First open your Mailbird email client.
  • Enter your name and email address. Click Continue
  • Mailbird is automatically detecting your email settings. Click Continue.
  • You may begin using Mailbird or add new accounts.
  • Gmail
  • Open your gmail account.
  • Click Options and See all settings in the upper right corner.
  • Click Add a mail account after choosing Accounts and Import.
  • The email address you want to add should be entered..
  • Select one of the 2 options.

1 – link accounts with gmailify.

2 – import emails from other account (pop3)

  • Enter the prompted details, it might include the settings shown at the starting of this article.
  • Outlook
  • Open outlook.
  • From the top left corner, select the file tab.
  • Click add account
  • Enter your email address and click connect.
  • On the next screen select IMAP.
  • Add the prompted settings as described at the beginning of this article.
  • Thunderbird
  • In your mozilla thunderbird, go to the menu and select account settings.
  • Now, you’ll find an option on the left bottom corner Account actions and add mail account, click on it.
  • Enter the prompted information and click on configure manually.
  • Now, on the next window enter the setting as described at the start of the article.
  • Windows mail
  • On your Windows mail, click on setting in the bottom left.
  • Now, click on manage accounts.
  • Click on + add account.
  • On the next window, click on advanced setup.
  • Click on “internet email.”
  • Enter the prompted details in the next window taking help of the settings as described in the beginning of this article.


What are the distinctions between SMTP and IMAP?

The IMAP protocol, also known as the Internet Message Access Standard, instructs your email provider to keep all of your emails and folders on its own servers. As a consequence, whether you are using webmail or an email client, you will always be able to access your email account and view any messages you have received.

The STMP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) protocol is used to deliver emails from your account to other recipients. It allows your email client to establish a connection with your provider’s server in order to send outgoing messages, particularly to other servers.

To summarise, SMTP is used to send mail to other servers, whereas IMAP connects to the server of your email provider to receive email.

2. What does the word “port” in my email mean?

The “port” can be compared to an address. The port identifies the programme running on a computer in the same way that an IP address identifies the location of a computer.

There are a few typical port numbers; always set up your email server to the respective email client using the suggested parameters.

3. How can I tell whether I require POP3 or IMAP?

Select  IMAP if you want to save space on your desktop or if you want to create email backups. This option keeps your email on your email provider’s server.

Your emails will be downloaded via POP3 and kept locally before being removed from the server.

Note- IMAP will save up space on your server, but those emails won’t be accessible online if something happens to your local storage.

POP3 is an alternative if you want a local copy of your files.

4. How to import your previous emails.

Your previous emails will be automatically imported if they are still present in your account. You may handle your emails on any device that is linked to your account thanks to the IMAP protocol, which synchronises your emails and folders with the email server.

You won’t need to take any more steps to view your emails after you’ve added your account to any of the mentioned email clients.

Note: Due to IMAP standards, you cannot import emails that are stored on your local server.

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