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How can I use my own mail client for email?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:14 pm
by Vanderburg
This is for general settings, not a walkthrough for a specific client.

In most clients, when adding an account through a wizard, it will first ask for the email. Enter your full email address. Some clients, such as Thunderbird will attempt to guess the settings based on your email, but I have provided the specific settings.

Your servers, both incoming (POP3) and outgoing (SMTP) will be

Many ISPs will block port 25 for various reasons, so you should use port of 587 for outbound mail.
The username will be your full email address (e.g.

And your password is set by you when you create the email account.

Something to remember is when most accounts are set through wizards in the majority of clients, it may not automatically set the reply-to address, so if you send an email through the new client and the recipient hits "Reply", their client won't know where to send the reply to. Be sure to set this to your email address.