How to configure an e-mail account on your devices How to configure an e-mail account on your devices

For many users, the configuration of e-mail accounts on their own devices is a difficult process. Actually, you just have to follow a few simple steps to check your e-mails on your devices easily.

Let's say, for example, that you buy a hosting plan with an e-mail support for the hypothetical website mydomain.it . After creating your mailbox, you have to configure it on your e-mail client by using the protocols IMAP or POP3.

IMAP and POP3 are the two protocols allowing you to download your e-mails from the servers on your devices, providing you the chance to access your e-mails with programs such as Outlook or Thunderbird, even when you have no internet connection. The SMTP protocol allows you, instead, to send your e-mails.

We suggest you to use the IMAP protocol to have all your e-mails synchronized both on all your devices and the server. Otherwise using the POP3 protocol you will have the possibility to download your e-mails on the client where the mailbox is configured but they will be erased from the server.

Here are the parameters you have to set to configure your e-mail account on your devices using the IMAP protocol.

IMAP Configuration (incoming e-mail):
Host IMAP: mail.miodominio.it
Port: 143
Protection TLS  (STRATTLS)
username: mailbox@miodominio.it
password: your e-mail account's password

SMTP Configuration (outgoing e-mail):
Host SMTP: mail.miodominio.it
Port: 25 or 587
Protection:  TLS  (STRATTLS)
username: mailbox@miodominio.it
password:your e-mail account password

If you are provided with a valid SSL Certificate, you have to use the following configuration:

IMAP SSL Configuration (incoming e-mail):
Host IMAP: mail.miodominio.it
Port: 993
Protection: TLS  (STRATTLS)
username: mailbox@miodominio.it
password: your e-mail account's password

SMTP SSL Configuration (outgoing e-mail):
Host SMTP: mail.miodominio.it
Port: 465
Protection: SSL
username: mailbox@miodominio.it
password: your e-mail account's password

As you send or receive your first e-mail you may get a Warning concerning an exception on the certificate. You will have to accept the exception and move forward. This may happen if the certificate you own is not valid for your domain: the server, in this case, will give you back the certificate related to the hostname of the server.

If you prefer to use the POP3 protocol to configure your e-mails on your devices you have to use the following parameters: 

POP3 configuration (incoming e-mail):
Host POP3: mail.miodominio.it
Port: 110
Protection: none
username: mailbox@miodominio.it
password: your e-mail account's password

SMTP Configuration (outgoing e-mail):
Host SMTP: mail.miodominio.it
Port: 25 or 587
Protection:  TLS  (STRATTLS)
username: mailbox@miodominio.it
password: your e-mail account's password

If you are provided with a valid SSL Certificate, you will have to use the following configuration:

POP3  SSL Configuration (incoming e-mail):
Host POP3: mail.miodominio.it
Port: 995
Protection: SSL
username: mailbox@miodominio.it
password: your e-mail account's password

SMTP SSL Configuration (outgoing e-mail):
Host SMTP: mail.miodominio.it
Port: 465
Protection: SSL
username: mailbox@miodominio.it
password: your e-mail account's password


NB: Some e-mail clients (such as Windows Mail and Outlook) requires to set the "Outgoing e-mail Authentication" feature to be set: otherwise, you will not be able to send e-mails. Other clients, such as Thunderbird, are able to configure mailboxes automatically and with no additional feature.

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