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Using POP3S (POP3-over-SSL/TLS), IMAPS (IMAP-over-SSL/TLS) and SMTPS (SMTP-over-SSL/TLS)

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To improve your privacy, send and receive email using SSL. Enter the settings below into your email software, and your inbound and outbound mail will be encrypted as it is transmitted. This will make it difficult for an attacker to read your email.

POP3S, IMAPS and SMTPS are enabled on all accounts by default. All you need to do to use them is enable them - do this with the settings used to configure your email account. These settings are found in your email software. The exact process required varies between software packages, and is not detailed here.

Using POP3S (POP3-over-SSL/TLS):

  • enter your username as usual
  • POP3 (incoming) server address: mail.yourdomain.com (substitute your domainname for "domainname.com")
  • port: 995
  • connection security: SSL/TLS (in testing, STARTTLS did NOT work)
  • authentication method: normal password (this IS transmitted securely)

Using IMAPS (IMAP-over-SSL/TLS):

  • enter your username as usual
  • POP3 (incoming) server address: mail.yourdomain.com (substitute your domainname for "domainname.com")
  • port: 993
  • connection security: SSL/TLS (in testing, STARTTLS did NOT work)
  • authentication method: normal password (this IS transmitted securely)

Using SMTPS (SMTP-over-SSL/TLS):

  • enter your username as usual
  • SMTP (outgoing) server address: mail.yourdomain.com (substitute your domainname for "domainname.com")
  • port: 465
  • connection security: SSL/TLS (in testing, STARTTLS did NOT work)
  • authentication method: normal password (this IS transmitted securely)

If your mail client requires OpenSSL libraries, those can be downloaded at OpenSSL.org.

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