Wednesday, February 6, 2013 settings for POP and SMTP??

Learn the settings for POP and SMTP.


Before You Begin
These settings are for accessing your email. For any other email service, you may need to enter a server name for both incoming and outgoing mail in order to get your email in your preferred email client.

POP or POP3The Post Office Protocol (POP) is the incoming server. POP3 is POP version 3. You will either see POP or POP3 when configuring your email account(s). POP enables you to download messages from a the email host location to a computer.
SMTPThe Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the outgoing server. It sends messages from your computer to the host.
Note: Cox does not currently support IMAP.
For Android or Apple devices:
To set up email on most mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, tablets and other smart phones, see the following articles:
What is SSL and TLS?
SSL stands for Security Sockets Layer and TLS is Transport Layer Security. Both encrypt (or hide) your information from would-be thieves as it is transmitted (or sent) from one location to another, such as with email messages. Choosing to encrypt by checking the SSL box, provides added security to your transmissions.

Use these protocols when setting up email on most devices.
Note: Your user name and password is the same as the one you use to access your email account.

Server Settings

Cox Server NamesSettings
Note: It is not necessary to add east or west to this server name. 
Incoming POP Port: 110
Use 995 when not on the Cox network for a secure connection.
Note: It is not necessary to add east or west to this server name.
Outgoing SMTP Port:
  • 587 with TLS enabled
  • 465 with SSL enabled and check the authentication box, if available
Note: You may need to select SSL as an option if it exists when TLS does not work with port 465.



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