The instructions listed below are for the general setup of various email clients and cannot be guaranteed to work with every email client. The following configuration settings are appropriate for third party email clients such as Outlook Eudora, iPad, etc.
When using the example below, be sure to replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name.
Your/Display name: anything you want
Email address: enter the full address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Type of connection: POP3 or IMAP (what is the difference?)
Incoming mail server: mail.yourdomain.com
Outgoing mail server: mail.yourdomain.com
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)Note: For Comcast/Xfinity Internet customers, port 587 is available for use as ports 25 and 26 are blocked on their network.
No SSL boxes should be checked*
Username/Account name: must be the full email address (email@example.com). 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).
*The configuration settings above are for a non-secure email connection. If you want a secure connection using SSL, please read the following article:
Third Party Email Client Features
While we are able to provide assistance with configuration and basic troubleshooting for third party email programs, the amount of assistance that can be provided by HostGator Support beyond this is very limited. We are not responsible for the functionality of third party email clients or their features, such as contacts, calendars, etc.
For advanced options or settings, it is recommended that you seek out the developing party for your email client of choice.
Client Specific Setup Instructions
The articles listed below are for common email clients that are used with HostGator email accounts and are considered general instructions. If you seek to setup advanced settings, please confer with the developer of your particular email client or your site developer for assistance.
- Mac Mail Setup
- Apple iPhone Email Setup
- Blackberry Email Setup
- Google Apps Setup
- Google Mail Fetcher
- Thunderbird Setup
- Outlook 2003/2007 Setup
- Outlook 2010 Setup
- Outlook 2011 for Mac Setup
- POP/IMAP with SSL Setup
- Entourage Setup Guide
- KMail Setup Guide
We have video guides on most email clients in our Video Tutorial Section, including: