How to Configure IMAP Email Access on Windows 8

Posted by on December 24 2014 03:36 PM

Windows 8 has a built-in email app which allows access to a variety of email services for both mobile and desktop devices.  For most shared accounts at HostMySite, you'll want to configure it using IMAP as outlined below.

  • To begin, launch the Mail app from the Start Screen in Windows 8.
  • If you're setting up the program for the first time, you should see the menu below.  Click "View All in Settings".

  • When the option to Add an Account appears, click on "Other Account".

  • Select the circle next to IMAP and click Connect.

  • Under "Add your Other account", click "Show More Details".

  • Fill out your information using the general settings below.  Substitute your email address and domain name accordingly:

    Username: youremail@yourdomain.tld
    Password: Fill in your password for your email address

    Incoming server: mail.yourdomain.tld
    Incoming Port: 143
    Incoming Server Requires SSL: Unchecked

    Outgoing server: mail.yourdomain.tld
    Outgoing Port: 25  (50 can be used as an alternate)
    Outgoing Server Requires SSL: Unchecked
    Outgoing Server requires authentication: Checked
    Use the same username and password to send and receive email: Checked

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