Mail Client Settings
If you wish to set up your mail client to collect your mail from our servers, you have two choices to choose from, IMAP or POP.
We recommend using IMAP as this option allows access to both your inbox and your junkmail/spam folder. Alternatively, you can set up two Email accounts in Outlook, one for your inbox using Pop, and another just for checking your junkmail folder using IMAP.
POP3 downloads the entire contents of your mail inbox to your computer. Depending on your mail program’s settings, mail is usually deleted from the server after it’s downloaded. A disadvantage of Pop3 is that it only accesses your inbox folder. If you have other mail folders on the server these are not seen by Pop3 and you must use other methods to access this mail.
With IMAP, mail is stored on the server and you can access it using other tools such as Webmail. You can also access other mail folders in your account.
As well as how you download your mail with your mail client, you also need to some information to send mail. Most ISPs require that you use their outgoing (or SMTP) servers to send mail. So you will need to know the details from your ISP to set this up.
In the following pages, we’ll give information on how to find your SMTP server information and how to set up your mail client for accessing your mail using either Pop3 or IMAP.