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Email Server Names

Last Updated: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 > Related Articles

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Summary

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

Solution

Standard and Mobile Secure Email Settings

 

Use these protocols when setting up Cox.net email on most devices. To learn how to set up your set up your device 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

pop.cox.net
 

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

Incoming POP Port: 110

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

smtp.cox.net
 

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. 
 

ServerDescription
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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