Most third-party email clients or applications available on computers and other devices can be configured to send and receive Cox Business Email or Cox Email. To help you get the most out of your email, Cox provides settings and server names.
Learn more about the email topics below, or go to the email server settings for your Cox Business Email or Cox Email now.
IMAP servers allow users to manage emails via email clients, such as Outlook, Thunderbird, or others. IMAP offers the following features that POP does not.
POP or POP3 servers allow users to manage emails via email clients, but are most commonly used when managing email from a single device.
To switch from using POP server settings to IMAP in your email clients, Cox recommends that you back up any important email that you want to save before you complete the following steps.
If your email doesn't appear in your new IMAP-configured email account, then it may be due to one of the following reasons.
The following acronyms are used to describe common email server settings.
|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 an email client.|
|SMTP||The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the outgoing server. It sends messages from your email client to the host.|
|SSL||SSL stands for Security Sockets Layer. It encrypts your information from would-be thieves as it is transmitted from one location to another, such as with email. Choosing to encrypt by checking the SSL box provides added security to your transmissions.|
|TLS||TLS is Transport Layer Security. It encrypts your information from would-be thieves as it is transmitted from one location to another, such as with email. Choosing to encrypt by checking the TLS box provides added security to your transmissions.|