How do I set up POP3/IMAP email on an iPhone or iPad?

How do I set up POP3/IMAP email on an iPhone or iPad?

When setting up a business email such as liam@breezedevelopment.co.uk, you will likely want to have this set-up on your mobile phones so that you can keep in touch with your business while on the move. To do this you will need to know how to set up POP3/IMAP emails.

We have based this on an iPhone but the setting are pretty much the same for all phones so give it a go on your phone and if you are struggling, let us know and we will be happy to help out.

You can setup your iPhone or iPad to receive mail from one of your mailboxes as follows:

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Other > Add Mail Account

On the next screen enter the following settings:

  • Name: Your name as you would like recipients to see it
  • Address: The email address for the mailbox you want to setup
  • Password: The password for the mailbox
  • Description: Your own description for the mailbox
  • Press Save

On the next screen, leave IMAP selected at the top and enter the following settings:

Incoming Mail Server

  • Host Name: mail.yourdomainname (Or the mail server host name/IP address)
  • User Name: The email address for the mailbox you want to setup
  • Password: The password for the mailbox (should already be filled in)

Outgoing Mail Server

  • SMTP: mail.yourdomainname (Or the mail server host name/IP address)
  • User Name: The email address for the mailbox you want to setup
  • Password: The password for the mailbox
  • Press Save

You will then get a message saying Cannot Connect Using SSL. Do you want to try setting up the account without SSL?, press Yes.

It should then connect to the mail server and the account will be setup.

If you are having problems with sending mail, you may need to change the port for the SMTP server.

You can do this by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Select the mail account > SMTP > Primary Server > Server Port and changing this to 587.

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