POP E-mail accounts

What is POP?

POP works by contacting your email service and downloading all of your new messages from it. Once they are downloaded onto your PC or Mac, they are deleted from the email service. This means that after the email is downloaded, it can only be accessed using the same computer. If you try to access your email from a different device, the messages that have been previously downloaded won’t be available to you. Sent mail is stored locally on your PC or Mac, not on the email server.

How do I use a POP account?

To use your POP accounts, you’ll need a mail program such as ThunderBird, Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Eudora or Netscape Messenger. There are several free ones you can download from download.com.

How do I add POP e-mail accounts?

  1. Log into your control panel at http://yourdomain.com/cpanel
  2. Click on either “Mail Manager” or “Pop Email Accounts.”
  3. From there you can click on “Add Accounts” to create a new email address, as well as manage your existing email accounts.

Private: What are the server settings for my POP account?

In your mail program, set the server settings as follows:

  • Incoming: mail.yourdomain.com
  • Outgoing: mail.yourdomain.com or Your ISPs SMTP server

mail.yourdomain.com can be used as an alternative outgoing server, however as this doesn’t work for everyone, we generally ask you to use your ISP’s outgoing server. If your ISP doesn’t allow you to use their outgoing server on outside email accounts, you can use web mail instead.

(Remember to change “yourdomain.com” to your actual domain name)

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Updated on October 9, 2022

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