hostgator outlook or other mail client configuration

By | 11 March, 2013

How to configure an e-mail account in Outlook Express

If you have an email account set up on the server, you may want to configure Outlook or Outlook express to send/receive email from this email address. To configure Outlook to connect to your account, please do the following:
Open Outlook Express
In the top menu, click Tools
Click the Accounts link
Select the Mail tab
Click the Add button
Click Mail
In the Display Name field, type any name you wish to associate with this email. This is only for aesthetic purposes. It doesn’t matter what name you use in this field.
Click the Next button
In the field to the right of E-mail Address, type the full email address including the domain name.
Click the Next button
For the Incoming and Outgoing servers, put or your server’s IP address.
Click the Next button
For the Account Name, type the full email address (including the domain name).
In the Password section, type the password for the email.
Click the Next button
Click the Finish button
You should still see the Mail tab, so click the Properties button
Select the Servers tab
Check the box at the bottom which says “My server requires authentication”
Select the Advanced tab
At the top you will see “Server Port Numbers” and “Outgoing mail (SMTP):” with a value of 25. You need to change this to port 26 if you are not able to send emails using 25.
Click the Apply button, OK button, and the Close button.
Now you can test your email.


Email settings for any Email Client (Outlook, Eudora, iPad, etc.):

Be sure to replace with your actual domain name.

Your/Display name: anything you want
Email address: enter the full address (

Type of connection: POP3 or IMAP (what is the difference?)

Incoming mail server:
Outgoing mail server:
Outgoing mail server does require authentication.

Incoming mail port: 110 for POP3, 143 for IMAP
Outgoing mail port: 25 (If 25 does not work, try 26, as some ISPs block port 25)

** No SSL boxes should be checked **
Note: If you want a secure connection using SSL, please refer to the related article.

Username/Account name: must be the full email address (
Sometimes this setting won’t work until you replace the @ with a + in the username.

Password: the email password. Do NOT use SPA (secure password authentication).

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