Configuring your email account post creating it is important so that you can easily access and manage your mailbox. One way to do this is by setting up an email client on your desktop or mobile device. 

This tutorial explains what configuration settings you should use and links to our setup guides for the most common email clients.

Setting up the Email Application

The first and foremost step in configuring your email client is to setup the email server. Your email application can be set up to retrieve email from the email server using either IMAP or POP. The choice of protocol depends on the number of devices you wish to access your email. 

  • IMAP – IMAP is a protocol for incoming mail. This protocol allows users to access their email on multiple devices or if multiple users access the same account. When you read, reply, delete, forward, or manage your email, the changes are made on the server. Additionally, the changes are also synced with your webmail and other IMAP-connected email clients. IMAP is limited to 20 connections per IP address.
  • POP – The POP protocol allows users to download and remove their email from the server and store them on your device. This protocol is suited for you, if you want to manage your emails through one main interface, frequently manage your emails offline, or need more storage space than your mail server allows. 

Note: If you want to access your email over multiple devices then choose IMAP over POP.

Once you’ve setup your email application, it is important that you encrypt your email connection in order to avoid email exploits and to ensure that your email channel is secure, private and cannot be read by anyone other than the intended recipient, SSL encryption is recommended to secure your email. 

Secure SSL/TLS Settings 

Here are the recommended settings for SSL/TLS.

Username Your email address: [email protected]
Password The password for that email account. Forgot password?
Incoming Server*
Incoming Port 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP3)
Outgoing Server*
Outgoing Port 465 (SMTP)
Authentication Password

*Replace with your domain name.

Some networks don’t permit SSL connections, here are the standard settings for your convenience. 

Standard (without SSL/TLS) Settings

Username Your email address: [email protected]
Password The password for that email account. Forgot password?
Incoming Server*
Incoming Port 143 (IMAP) or 110 (POP3)
Outgoing Server*
Outgoing Port 26 (SMTP)
Authentication Password

*Replace with your domain name.

Email Client Setup Guides

Depending on your choice of email client, the setup process is a bit different. Although most of the clients support Autodiscover, which automatically detects some or all of the required server settings from your username and password. 

Based on your choice of email client, click on the link from the below listed clients for a step-by-step tutorial specific to your email client.

Mobile Apps

  1. Apple Devices
  2. Android Devices
  3. Windows Phone 8
  4. BlackBerry

Desktop Clients

  1. Outlook
  2. Apple Mail
  3. Thunderbird
  4. Windows Live Mail
  5. Windows 10 Mail
  6. Entourage

Should you have any trouble configuring your email client, please check the settings you’ve entered. Along With this, kindly make sure your domain name is pointed to bluehost_in. If your domain isn’t registered with bluehost_in, you may need to update your domain’s name servers. For more information on this, refer to Name Servers.

We hope this tutorial enables you to setup your email account application with ease. 


H. Fatima used to be an Engineer by profession and Writer by passion until she started pursuing full-time digital marketing. She is presently a Content Marketeer at Newfold Digital (APAC). She mostly writes what she deeply perceives and analyses, it is her way of unwinding. Her interests include writing, reading, watching foreign-language cinema and public speaking.

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