Email Client Settings

An email client is the program used to read and send Email, whether it be on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All email clients require setup information in order to work. The information required is typically the same from one email client to another, however the manner in which it is entered does often differ.

If you are already familiar with setting up a new email account in your client, you may wish to simply refer to the general settings listed below.

Specific email client setup instructions can be found in the menu tree to the left.

  IMAP Activesync POP3
Username Full Email Address Full Email Address Full Email Address
Password Your Password Your Password Your Password
Incoming Mail Server securemail.webnames.ca securemail.webnames.ca securemail.webnames.ca
Incoming Server Port 993 443 995
Incoming SSL/TLS Enabled Enabled Enabled
Outgoing Mail Server securemail.webnames.ca N/A securemail.webnames.ca
Outgoing Server Port 587 (Optionally, port 465) N/A 587 (Optionally, port 465)
Outgoing SSL/TLS Enabled N/A Enabled

Differences between IMAP, Activesync and POP3

Webnames.ca currently offers three types of SSLClosedTransport Layer Security (TLS) and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are cryptographic protocols that provide communication security over the Internet.[1] TLS and SSL encrypt the segments of network connections at the Application Layer for the Transport Layer, using asymmetric cryptography for key exchange, symmetric encryption for confidentiality, and message authentication codes for message integrity. encrypted email client connectivity: POP3,IMAP and Activesync. The differences, pros and cons of each are outlined below.

Articles for the setup of various emails clients via these methods can be found in the Table of Contents to the left.

IMAP

IMAP connectivity results in your email client downloading email from our mail server to your computer, however a copy of the email is retained on our mail server until such time that you delete the email from your computer.  

Activesync

Much like IMAP, Activesync allows for the full synchronization of mail between multiple email apps and devices. Activesync also goes further to allow for calendars, contacts and tasks to be synchronized as well.

POP3

POP3 connectivity results in your email client downloading email from our mail server to your computer. Once downloaded to your computer, the email no longer exists on our mail server.