Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

IMAP, which stands for Internet Message Access Protocol, is an internet protocol used by email clients to access and store messages on the mail server. 

We recommend the use of IMAP whenever you want to access mails from different devices.  With IMAP, emails are not downloaded directly to your device. Instead, you get them from your email service. 

This means that your emails are not easily lost even if your device gets missing. They can be pulled from your email service into any device whenever you need them. 

This article will show you how to add an email address to an email client using IMAP settings.

Requirements to Add An Email Address to an Email Client Using IMAP Settings

When it comes to adding an email address to any email client, most email clients use a similar process and might only differ in the instructions you apply.

To add an email address to any email client using IMAP, you will require the following configuration details:

  • Full Name or Display Name: This is the name that will be displayed when you send an email
  • IMAP Server name
  • IMAP Server Encryption type
  • IMAP Server Port
  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server name
  • SMTP Encryption type
  • SMTP Port
  • The email address
  • Password to the email address

You would usually find these configuration details in the settings section of your email client.

How To Add An Email Address to Gmail Using IMAP Settings

If you have a Gmail account, follow these steps to add your email address to any email client using IMAP settings:

Log into your Gmail account.

Click the Settings icon.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Click on See all settings.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Go to the Accounts & Import selection.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Select add a mail account.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

A Gmailfy window will be opened. Enter the email address you would like to add to Gmail.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Click on Next.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Select Link accounts with Gmailify and click Next.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

If your connection was successful, a success message will be displayed.

It is important to note that adding an email account to Gmail on an Android or iOS phone is quite different. This is where they will require your IMAP and SMTP details before linking your account. If you would like to learn more about it, check out this free resource.

How To Add An Email Address to Outlook.com Using IMAP Settings

Log into your Outlook.com account.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Click the settings icon. 

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Click on View all outlook setting.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Click Sync email on the side panel

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Click other email accounts under the connected accounts section.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

A connect your account dialog box will be displayed.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Type in your Display name in the box provided. The display name is what recipients will see when they receive an email message from you.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

In the box provided, type the email address you want to connect to your Outlook.com account.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

In the Password box, enter the password of the account you want to connect to your Outlook.com account.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Under the Advanced settings, click on Manually configure account settings.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Select a storage option for the imported messages

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Select a connection type, IMAP 

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

In the Incoming (IMAP) server, enter your Hosting server name.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

The Incoming server port value will change automatically:

  • For IMAP, the port is 993.

Check that the Authentication list box is Basic.

Check that the Encryption list box is on SSL

In the Outgoing (IMAP) server box, enter your Hosting server name. Use the same method as that of the incoming server.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

The Outgoing server port value will also change automatically to 587

Click OK

If your email account were connected successfully to Outlook.com, it would appear under Manage your connected accounts

If the connection was unsuccessful, verify the information you initially provided 

How to Add an Email Address in Your SPanel to an Email Client Using IMAP

  • Login to your SPanel on yourdoamin.com/spanel/login
  • Create the email you want to add to your email client via IMAP if you haven’t created the email in the past.
  • Or choose from the list of emails you have already added
  • Click on the blue Action button of the email you want to connect to an email client

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

  • Click Connect device from the dropdown menu.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

  • You’ll find the IMAP configuration details, save them and use them to add your email address to an email client.

Use IMAP Settings to Add My Email Address to an Email Client

Conclusion

As long as you have the correct configuration details and follow the steps shown in this article, adding an email address to any email client will be a walk in the park. If you encountered any challenge while setting this up or need tailored support for a particular email client, please leave feedback, and we would get in touch with you as soon as possible. 

Rado

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Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.

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