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How do I setup an email client to check my Homestead mail?

There are many email clients out there that can be configured to check your Homestead mail. Below are some links to some popular clients you can use. They have detailed instructions on how to configure each one, with screenshots. If you have another email client which is not listed below, the settings below will work on nearly all email programs.

For IMAP
Username = Email Address
Password = your email password
Incoming server = imap.homestead.com
Outgoing server = smtp.homestead.com
Incoming port = 993
Outgoing port = 465
Turn the encryption/SSL setting to the On position for both incoming and outgoing

Important
: If you experience problems receiving email, you can change the encryption/SSL setting to the Off position, and change the incoming port  to 143 and change the outgoing port to 587


For POP
Username = Email Address
Password = your email password
Incoming server = pop.homestead.com
Outgoing server = smtp.homestead.com
Incoming port = 995
Outgoing port = 465
Turn the encryption/SSL setting to the On position for both incoming and outgoing

Important: If you experience problems receiving email, you can change the encryption/SSL setting to the Off position, and change the incoming port  to 110 and change the outgoing port to 587

If you aren't sure of the difference between POP and IMAP and why you would use one or the other, please click here. If you have a different client and would like instructions, please ask. We will see if we can accommodate the request.

Important Note: Software changes rapidly. If you see a future version of something we are missing, let us know. We will see if we can get it done. Keep in mind, newer versions often look the same or similar. Our settings are not changing, so you may be able to make it work

POP3 Settings
Outlook 2013
Outlook 2010
Windows 10 Mail

Windows 7 Live Mail
Mozilla Thunderbird
Mac Mail OS X(Mavericks)
Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X(Mavericks)
Android Stock client
Android k-9 mail application
Gmail
Mailbird
Android-BlueMail App
Opera Mail

IMAP Settings
Outlook 2013
Outlook 2010
Windows 10 Mail
Windows 7 Live Mail
Mozilla Thunderbird
Mac Mail OS X(Mavericks)
Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X(Mavericks)
Android Stock client
Android k-9 mail application
iPhone/iPad
Mailbird
Android- BlueMail App
Opera Mail
Android- Outlook App
Android- Edison Mail App

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