Do you need another alternative to Hmail?

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Zoho mail offeres 5 mailboxes free with 5GB of storage. This may be a good alternative to your Hmail service.

To get started go to https://www.zoho.com/mail/

1. Click "Get Started"
2. Click the "Signup" link under the "Lite" option.



3. Enter your domain in the field as shown below.



4. Continue the signup process by following the on screen prompts.

After the account is created you will need to add the Zoho MX records to the domain manager screen in your Homestead account.


Need help adding your MX records to homestead? Click here.
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Below are more detailed steps for setting up Zoho mail.

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If you are setting up a 3rd party email client such as Outlook, or Thunderbird, etc. then you will be prompted to choose either an IMAP, or POP configuration.

IMAP works best if you check your email from multiple devices (more than one computer, smart phone etc.).

POP may work better if you always check your email from the same device.

IMAP keeps all the emails on the server so when you log into your email client it syncs with what is on the server so you can always access all of your emails and folders from any device. POP will typically download all of the email off the server onto the computer, which is why it's not recommended if you check email from multiple devices.

The email client settings fore each are shown below.

POP Configuration

Incoming Server Settings:

Incoming Server Name: pop.zoho.com
Port: 995
Require SSL: Yes

Outgoing Server Settings:

Outgoing Server Name: smtp.zoho.com
Port: 465
Require SSL: Yes
Require Authentication: Yes

IMAP Server Details

Incoming Server Settings:

Incoming Server Name: imap.zoho.com
Port: 993
Require SSL: Yes

Outgoing Server Settings:

Outgoing Server Name: smtp.zoho.com
Port: 465
Require SSL: Yes
Require Authentication: Yes