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We do recommend using IMAP instead of POP3 whenever possible
 
We do recommend using IMAP instead of POP3 whenever possible
  
==Accessing Your Bravenet Email Through IMAP==
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==Accessing your bravenet e-mail through IMAP==
 
 
The exact steps to set up your email client differ based on the client.  In general you will need the following information.  This assumes that you've created a Bravenet email address in the email tab of your account already.
 
 
 
* '''IMAP server:'''  <tt>mail.bravehost.com</tt>, or you can use <tt>mail.yourdomain.com</tt> where <tt>yourdomain.com</tt> is the domain of your Bravenet email address.
 
* '''IMAP port:''' <tt>143</tt>
 
* '''IMAP Username:''' the email address you are checking
 
* '''Password:''' the password for this address.  You can change this in the email tab of your Bravenet account.
 
* '''Authentication Type:''' <tt>Password</tt>
 
 
 
Outgoing mail uses [[SMTP]].  The information you need for that:
 
* '''SMTP server:''' <tt>mail.bravehost.com</tt> or <tt>mail.yourdomain.com</tt> where <tt>yourdomain.com</tt> is the domain of your Bravenet email address.
 
* '''SMTP username:''' the email address you are checking
 
* '''SMTP port:''' <tt>587</tt>  (you may be able to use port 25 but this is disabled for many users)
 
* '''Password:''' the password for this address.  You can change this in the email tab of your Bravenet account.
 
* '''Authentication:''' <tt>PLAIN</tt>
 
 
 
===IMAP With Microsoft Outlook===
 
Note - this is for Microsoft Outlook, as it ships with Microsoft Office (it has a yellow icon).  This does not include Outlook Express, which is installed by default on Windows XP - see below for Outlook Express instructions.
 
 
 
# Start Microsoft Outlook
 
# Click the '''Tools menu''', then the '''E-Mail Accounts''' option
 
# Click '''Add a new e-mail account''' then click '''Next'''
 
# Choose '''IMAP''' from the options then click '''Next'''
 
# Fill out the following fields:
 
## '''Your Name''' - enter your name here
 
## '''E-Mail Address''' - enter the Bravenet email address you are adding here
 
## '''Incoming mail server''' - enter <tt>mail.bravehost.com</tt>
 
## '''Outgoing mail server''' - enter <tt>mail.bravehost.com</tt>
 
## '''Username''' - enter your Bravenet email address
 
## '''Password''' - enter the password for the Bravenet email address
 
# Click the '''More Settings...''' button
 
# Change to the '''Outgoing Server''' tab, and enable the '''My outgoing server require authentication''' checkbox
 
# Change to the '''Advanced''' tab, and change the '''Outgoing Server''' port number from <tt>25</tt> (the default) to <tt>587</tt>
 
# Click the '''OK''' button to close the advanced settings window, then click '''Next''' on the E-Mail Accounts window
 
# Click the '''Finish''' button on the next page and your account should now work correctly
 
 
 
Make sure to send a test email to another email address you have access to to verify that everything is set up correctly.
 
 
 
===IMAP with Outlook Express===
 
Note - these instructions are for Outlook Express (a blue and white icon), that ships with Windows XP.  If you have Outlook, with a yellow icon, that ships with Microsoft Office, see the Outlook directions above.  If you have Windows Mail that ships with Vista or Windows 7, the directions are similar to this, and will be added shortly.
 
 
 
# Start Outlook Express
 
# If you don't see the '''Internet Connection Wizard''' popup:
 
## click the '''Tools''' menu;
 
## then the '''Accounts''' option;
 
## then the '''Add''' button.  Choose '''mail''' from the options listed
 
# You should see the '''Internet Connection Wizard''' now.  Enter your full name here then click '''Next'''.
 
# Enter the Bravenet email address you are adding then click '''Next'''.
 
# On this screen, change the following:
 
## Change the '''incoming mail server''' option from <tt>POP3</tt> to <tt>IMAP</tt>.
 
## Enter <tt>mail.bravehost.com</tt> in both the '''Incoming''' and '''Outgoing''' server fields
 
# then click '''Next'''.
 
# Enter the Bravenet email address in the '''Account Name''' field, and then the password for that address in the '''Password''' field, then click '''Next'''.
 
# Click '''Finish''' to close the window.  If you are asked to download your mail or import folders, click '''No'''.  Now, If you don't see the '''Internet Accounts''' screen, open it in the '''Tools''' menu under the '''Accounts''' option
 
# Click on the account you just set up - it will likely be named '''mail.bravehost.com'''.  Then, click on the '''Properties''' button.
 
## Change to the '''Servers''' tab
 
## Enable the '''My server requires authentication''' checkbox
 
## Change to the '''Advanced''' tab
 
## change the '''Outgoing Mail''' port number from <tt>25</tt> (the default) to <tt>587</tt>
 
# Click '''OK''' to save your changes and close the advanced properties window.
 
# Click '''Close''' to close the Internet Accounts window
 
# You may now be asked if you want to download the folders from the server you added.  Click '''Yes''', and then '''OK''' on the next window
 
# Either way, click the '''Send/Recv''' button to sync up your email.  Everything should now work!
 
 
 
Try sending a test message to verify that your email is set up correctly.
 
  
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See our instructions on [[Checking your e-mai]] for more information.
  
 
[[Category: E-Mail]]
 
[[Category: E-Mail]]

Revision as of 08:42, 27 July 2011

IMAP is a protocol for retrieving email from a mail server. Along with POP3, it is one of the two methods of managing incoming mail

Differences From POP3

POP3 is the most standard way of checking mail. However, IMAP has quite a few advantages over POP3: - By default, POP3 deletes messages from the remote server, and manages all mail on the local computer - IMAP manages all of its mail on the remote server. - IMAP works well in a situation where you might check your mail from multiple devices. - IMAP is more efficient - it uses message flags and transfers only the message headers when it can

We do recommend using IMAP instead of POP3 whenever possible

Accessing your bravenet e-mail through IMAP

See our instructions on Checking your e-mai for more information.