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How to setup emails on on your desktop

  1. Open your email client (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.).
  2. Go to File -> New -> Existing Mail Account.
  3. Enter your Full nameEmail address, and Password, then click Continue.
  4. Your email client will attempt to detect the settings; if an error occurs, ignore it and proceed to enter your details manually.
  5. Incoming Mail Settings:
    • Username: Your full email address
    • Password: Your email account password
    • Server: mail.domain.tld (replace domain.tld with your domain)
    • Port: 993
    • Security Type: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: set to Password
  6. Outgoing Mail Settings:
    • Username: Your full email address
    • Password: Your email account password
    • Server: mail.domain.tld (replace domain.tld with your domain)
    • Port: 465
    • Security Type: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: set to Password
  7. Once your information is filled in, click Add Account.

Now, let’s talk about why I recommend using IMAP over POP.

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol) are two methods used to access email. The primary difference between the two is that POP downloads emails from the server for permanent local storage, while IMAP leaves them on the server and just caches (temporarily stores) emails locally. In other words, IMAP is a form of cloud storage.

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