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Email Server Names

Last Updated: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 > Related Articles

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Learn the Cox.net settings for IMAP, POP, and SMTP.


Standard and Mobile Secure Email Settings


Use the following server settings information to set up your Cox.net email on most devices and email client programs. 
For additional resources on configuring email client programs and mobile devices to send and receive Cox.net email, see Resources for Setting Up Cox.net Email
Note: Your user name and password is the same as the one you use to access your email account.

Server Settings


Cox Server NamesSettings
imap.cox.netIncoming IMAP Port: 993 with SSL enabled and check the authentication box, if available


Note: It is not necessary to add east or west to this server name. 

Incoming POP Port: 110

Use 995 when not on the Cox network for a secure connection.


Note: It is not necessary to add east or west to this server name.

Outgoing SMTP Port:

  • 587 with TLS enabled
  • 465 with SSL enabled and check the authentication box, if available
  • 25 for no security

    Note: Cox does not recommend the use of unsecure ports.

For Android or Apple devices: To set up Cox.net email on most mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, tablets and other smart phones, see Set Up Cox Email on iPhone, iPad, or Android.

Background Information


These settings are for accessing your Cox.net email. For any other email service, you may need to enter a server name for both incoming and outgoing mail in order to get your Cox.net email in your preferred email client. 

IMAPThe Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is an incoming server. IMAP allows you to view and synchronize incoming messages across multiple devices from your email client.
POP or POP3The Post Office Protocol (POP) is an incoming server. POP3 is POP version 3. You will either see POP or POP3 when configuring your email account(s). POP enables you to download messages from a the email host location to a computer.
SMTPThe Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the outgoing server. It sends messages from your computer to the host.

What is SSL and TLS?


SSL stands for Security Sockets Layer and TLS is Transport Layer Security. Both encrypt (or hide) your information from would-be thieves as it is transmitted (or sent) from one location to another, such as with email messages. Choosing to encrypt by checking the SSL box, provides added security to your transmissions.

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