Mail Settings

Mail Settings

     Our mail server provides pop3 and imap capabilities as well as their TLS equivalents, pop3s and imaps. We recommend imap, especially if multiple devices are involved. Imap provides access to all your mail folders, pop3 only provides access to your INBOX. Imap provides access from multiple devices, pop3 does not.

     With most mail programs, the only way to switch from pop3 to imap is to delete the account and recreate it. Doing so will usually also delete any local mail folders so it is advisable to backup local mail folders before switching from pop3 to imap.

     Our mail server provides SSL or TLS encryption for both incoming and outgoing mail. Green settings are recommended and will provided encrypted mail sessions.

Incoming Server

            Server Name: mail.eskimo.com

PortProtocolEncryptionAuthentication
110POP3STARTTLSPassword
143IMAPSTARTTLSPassword
993IMAPTLSPassword
995POP3TLSPassword

 

Outgoing Server

            Server Name: mail.eskimo.com

PortProtocolEncryptionAuthentication
25SMTPSTARTTLSPop/Imap before SMTP
465SMTPTLSPassword
587SMTPSTARTTLSPassword
2525SMTPSTARTTLSPop/Imap before SMTP

 

Outgoing Port Notes:

     Port 25 is often blocked by Comcast and other large providers. Port 2525 is non-standard and not supported by some mail programs. Password authentication is optional but recommended on ports 25 and 2525.

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