While all Interactive Media Consulting customers have access to webmail, most will want to configure their personal email program to send and receive mail.
Email settings will remain the same across various hosting providers except for the incoming and outgoing mail server addresses. Incoming and outgoing server addresses are listed by host at the bottom of the Settings Overview section.
Account Type – Post Office Protocol Version 3 (pop3) or Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
When configuring your email client you will need to decide which email protocol to use, each protocol is defined below.
Post Office Protocol Version 3 (POP3)
A protocol for receiving email where the server pushes emails out to all your devices and any action you take on one device (e.g. you delete an email) is not mirrored on any other devices.
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
A protocol for receiving email by syncing your email program with the mail server. Any action you take on one device (e.g. you delete an email) will be mirrored on all other devices synced with that email account. IMAP is beneficial for people who manage large volumes of email during the day, especially from multiple devices.
Where is email stored?
Where is email read?
Use of server resources?
Who backs up mailboxes?
Good for Mobile Users?
Are disk quotas a problem?
Saves copy of email to all devices?
Any field that asks for your Password will require you to enter either the Password you were assigned by Interactive Media Consulting, or if you changed your Password at any point, that Password. If you don’t remember your password please refer to our instructions on Changing your Password.
Incoming and Outgoing Server Port Numbers
Use the table below to determine the correct incoming and outgoing server port numbers you need to use depending on whether or not you are using SSL/TLS. Port numbers should be the same across all hosts and email clients, they will only vary based on security settings.
Email Program Documentation
Below is a list of email programs we currently provide support for. If you are using an email program that is not listed and need assistance please email email@example.com or call us at (518) 587-5107.