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Email Server Names
Last Updated: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 > Related Articles
See the Cox.net server 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.
|Cox Server Names||Settings|
|imap.cox.net||Incoming IMAP Port: 993 with SSL enabled and check the authentication box, if available|
|pop.cox.net||Incoming POP Port: 995|
Outgoing SMTP Port:
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.
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.
|IMAP||The 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 POP3||The 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 the email host location to a computer.|
|SMTP||The 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.