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Email Server Names

Last Updated: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 > Related Articles

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See the server settings for IMAP, POP, and SMTP.


Standard and Mobile Secure Email Settings

Use the following server settings information to set up your email on most devices and email client programs.

For additional resources to configure email client programs and mobile devices to send and receive email, see Resources for Setting Up 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
pop.cox.netIncoming POP Port: 995

Outgoing SMTP Port:

  • 587 with TLS enabled
  • 465 with SSL enabled and check the authentication box, if available

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

For Android or Apple devices: To set up 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 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 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 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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