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How do I setup IMAP?

Simplehost offers IMAP E-mail services with the security of SSL encryption.

Server Settings

IMAPs:       port: 993

Please see the instructions below for your E-mail client.  If your client is not listed here please contact us if you require assistance setting this up.

This will guide you through setting up a new IMAPs account in your client.  You can use these instructions with the SMTP Section of How do I setup Secure E-mail? to configure secure SMTP (Outgoing mail) with your IMAPs account (Incoming mail).


 Open up Thunderbird.

  • From the top toolbar click Tools > Account Settings
  • Click on "Add Account"

Ensure "Email account" is selected.

  • Click Next.

Enter your Name that will be displayed when sending email and your E-mail address - this is your mailbox address or the email address you would like people to reply to.

  • Click Next.

Select "IMAP"

In the "Incomming Server" field enter:

  • Click Next.

Enter your mailbox username (this is your mailbox address, for eg. into the "Incomming User Name" field.

Enter an account name for this account into the "Account Name" field.

While still in Account Settings.

  • Click "Server Settings" under the Account Name you have just created.
  • Click the button for "SSL"
  • Click OK

Check your settings work as expected

Well done!

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