IMAP vs POP3 - How to Email in the 21st Century

POP is bad. IMAP is good.

Add Your OTHER email services to iPhone Using IMAP

Adding your "other" type of email account for a standard imap server setup is simple.

  • From the iPhone Home screen, choose Settings

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  • Look down the list and Tap to select Mail

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  • Tap into this Accounts section and then choose Add Account

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  • For setting up email with IMAP, choose other

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  • Now you'll select Add Mail Account under the Mail section

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  • Enter your information as below, Then tap Next
    Name : As you'd like it shown
    Address : full email address
    Password : password for your email account
    Description : a description to see the account in your folder list

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  • From here be sure to Select IMAP

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  • Now fill in your incomig imap server (host name) address, your User Name for the mail server (usually your full email address), and then your password. Note: You can usually find server settings in the help section of your webmail site.

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  • Fill in your outgoing SMTP settings here too

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  • You'll finish setup by choosing Mail and even Notes if you like, (when shown), and then tap Save

Now you should be all set to check your IMAP email from your iPhone or iPad. If you ran into trouble finding your server settings, go to and use our Help link in the footer to reach out to our support team.