Network Solutions Email Client Settings for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP

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Users of Network Solutions email may experience problems if they don’t have their email client settings configured properly.

Network Solutions Recommendation

Click here to read the Network Solutions email configuration recommendations.

Additional Instructions

Here are some additional instructions you may want to try. As of August 2013, the settings are as follows.

INCOMING MAIL SERVER (IMAP)

  • username: your full email address
  • password: your email password
  • incoming server: mail.yourdomain.com
  • port: 110 (POP3) or 143 (IMAP)
  • SSL: yes, use SSL can be enabled for security and this will change the port to 993

OUTGOING MAIL SERVER (SMTP)

  • outgoing server: mail.yourdomain.com
  • authentication: yes, requires authentication
  • username: your full email address
  • password: your email password
  • port: 2525 or 587 (for pop3 and imap)
  • SSL: yes, use SSL can be enabled

Apple Mail Client Default Folders

If you’re using the Apple Mail client on OSX or iOS devices, the client will create its own folders on the IMAP server to use. This is confusing since folders already exist on the server. If you’re exclusively using Apple devices, then it might be easiest to just use the folder system that Apple has devised. Then when you look at the Drafts folder or Sent Messages (for example) you should see your drafts on all devices.

  • Apple Mail Folders Created by Apple Mail Clients
    • Deleted Messages
    • Drafts
    • Junk
    • Notes
    • Sent Messages
  • Network Solutions Mail Folders
    • Draft
    • Sent
    • Trash

Note that emails sent from the Network Solutions web mail system will end up in Sent, not Sent Messages, since the Network Solutions system is configured to use their default folders and not ones created by Apple.

Also, it’s very important to note that your iOS device may default to saving sent messages on your device. This means that you’ll have no record of your sent messages on any server, and if your phone is lost or damaged, you’ll lose all those messages. Also, if you delete your email account and install it again (perhaps as an attempt to fix an email problem), you’ll lose any messages that were stored on your phone and not on the server. You may want to change the default setting to save sent messages (and drafts) on the server so they are accessible from other devices.

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