iPhone/iPad/iPod email setup

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Before setting up any of the email clients listed you need to know the following information:

Item Example value
Incoming (POP3/IMAP) mail server mail.nixsoft.net
Outgoing (SMTP) mail server smtp.nixsoft.net
Account type POP3 or IMAP
User name tom@foobar
Password **********

1) Start by touching the Settings icon. 2) Then scroll down to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option and select it. 3) You can now edit any existing mail accounts or add a new account. 4) select the account you want to change.


Now enter or update the server settings as follows:

Item Example value
INCOMING MAIL SERVER
Host Name mail.nixsoft.net
Username user@account e.g: tom@foobar
Password **********
OUTGOING MAIL SERVER
SMTP smtp.nixsoft.net

When setting up to use secure email (SSL), iphones change the port number and this needs to be changed back.

The port number automatically changes to 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP), you need to change it back to 143 (IMAP) or 110 (POP)

Also need to make a similar change to the outgoing SMTP server.

Now tap the back arrow next to 'Advanced' at the top of the screen and then tap SMTP under 'Outgoing Mail Server'. Next click on the 'Primary Server'. On the next screen, turn SSL On. The port number will change to an Apple default, change it back to 25 (or alternatively 2500 or 587).


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