iPhone 5 - Creating an IMAP Account

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The following steps will assist you in setting your e-mail account up on your iPhone 5:

1. From the Home screen tap Settings –> Mail, Contacts, Calendars –> Add Account.

2. Tap Other.

3. Tap Add Mail Account.

4. Enter the following information:

  • Name: Enter your first and last name. This is the name that will appear in the From field of messages you send.
  • Address: Enter your e-mail address (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Password: Enter the password for your account.
  • Description: This is useful if you have more than on account set up on your phone (e.g.: My Work Account).

5. Tap Next.

Your phone will attempt to verify your settings. This should result in the phone stating that it cannot verify your e-mail account.

6. Tap on Email.

7. Tap IMAP.

8. Enter the following information for the Incoming Mail Server:

  • Host Name: Enter mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com).
  • User Name: Enter your full e-mail address (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Password: Enter the password for this account.

9. Enter the following information for the Outgoing Mail Server:

  • Host Name: Enter mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com).
  • User Name: Enter your full e-mail address (e.g.: mail@example.com)
  • Password: Enter your password. This is the same password used for the incoming server.

10. Tap Save.

Your iPhone will check the incoming and outgoing settings. If you receive an error indicating that you Cannot Connect Using SSL then tap Yes to continue without SSL.

11. Once your settings have been verified, tap Save.

The next step is to adjust your SSL settings as the phone will have configured them incorrectly:

1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.

2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select the new e-mail address.

3. Tap Advanced.

4. From the Incoming Settings menu, slide Use SSL to OFF.

5. Tap Server Port and change this to: 143

Tap Save.

6. From the SMTP menu, tap the primary outgoing server for the account. This will be the server name assigned to your domain.

7. Next to Use SSL, tap OFF.

8. Tap Server Port and change this to: 587.

Tap Save.

 

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