The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) provides encryption for TCP/IP communications between a client and a server when they travel over the Internet and local networks.
For example, when you use an email client, SSL encrypts all your correspondence with the mail server.
For what reason is SSL essential in an email client?
There are two exceptionally critical reasons. In the first place, Email security is easily compromised when a webmail/email client is accessed without using HTTPS. Anyone on the same network can read your communications using HTTP instead of HTTPS webmail.
Encrypting the connection to your mail server secures your usernames and passwords from snoopers. If you don't encrypt the connection, your username and password will be sent over the network in cleartext.
Because of these problems, we strongly recommend using SSL connections on your email client when sending and receiving emails.
The following configuration settings are recommended to configure an email client for POP3 access with a domain hosted on AccuWebHosting.
- Incoming Server: Mailserver hostname as per your server
- Outgoing Server: Mailserver hostname as per your server
- Username: Full email address
- Password: Email account password
- Incoming Port: POP 995
- Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) Port: 465
- SSL: YES
- SMTP Authentication Required
- Accept certificate mismatch alert**
Incoming and outgoing mail server information can be obtained from our welcome email.