Setup your email client

Setup your email client

Email clients (i.e. Apple iOS/macOS Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook) can be configured to access your email account(s) for use on many different platforms including Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and many more. The common settings to be used are noted below. The terms used may differ according to the platform used.

You can alternatively use webmail if you do not have an email client available.

Name: <Your Full Name> (i.e. Mrs. Example)
Note: This is often the name that is used for the recipients. It is not always the case though, as sometimes the recipient may simply be shown the name they have on their contact record for your email address. But in the case where the email address isn’t in the recipients contact list, then this name will be used. You usually want it to reflect your full name or your company name, or both.

Account Type: IMAP
Note: IMAP is the best protocol for keeping mail in sync across multiple devices. POP is not supported at this time.

Username: <Your Full Email Address> (i.e.
Password: <Your Password> (i.e. Wow!ThisIsTheBestExamplePasswordFor2017!)
I highly encourage the use of a very strong password. The password should be unique to your user accounts of different services. The password should be a lengthy phrase with a mix of uppercase and lowercase characters, and include special characters and numbers too. Weak passwords are often the target of hacking, and DD Tech Solutions will not be held responsible for any accounts which are hacked as a result of a users weak password.

Incoming Mail Server:
Incoming Mail Server Port Number: 993 with SSL/TLS
Outgoing Mail Server:
Outgoing Mail Server Port Number: 587 with SSL/TLS
I highly encourage the use of SSL/TLS to ensure that the connections between the email client and the email server are encrypted as best they can be. This does not ensure 100% privacy, but it does make it highly discouraging for most hackers and/or script kiddies, adding an extra layer of security in the communication process. Please use extra protection whenever possible, including the use of SSL/TLS. Your username and password will be required for both incoming and outgoing mail servers.