Checking Your Email
Throughout this explanation, replace “example.com” with your actual website’s address.
Checking email is really just logging in and asking for email. Of course, nobody wants the public to be able to log into their personal email… so there’s a password:
Email Address: email@example.com
Password: (your password)
The password keeps them out, but lets you in. Those are all you need when you go to https://example.com/webmail.
Now… when you’re checking email remotely – that is, NOT at https://example.com/webmail, but with a program like Outlook – you have to tell the email program where to find your emails. Every email server has a unique address, just like your house does… so you have to give Outlook that address. Otherwise, it won’t know where in the world your email account is located. Because email servers are busy, there’s an incoming server and an outgoing server. Sometimes the address are different, sometimes the same. Yours are the same:
That’s the unique address. There are different entrances to the server, and Outlook needs those too:
IMAP incoming and outgoing port: 993
– or, when using POP:
POP incoming port: 995
POP outgoing port: 465
Both servers require authentication, which is usually just a checkbox you see during setup.