How to Access Zoho Mail via POP in Any Email Program

Screenshot of the Zoho Mail POP settings.

Sure, you can access your Zoho Mail account with all its on-line functionality in a browser. Of course, you can set it up as an IMAP account and get seamless access to all folders in your email program.

What you want is the elegance of one email program holding your mail after downloading it from the Zoho Mail account: no synchronization, no hassle. With POP access, this is just what you get.

Access Zoho Mail via POP in Any Email Program

To configure Zoho Mail for email programs to fetch messages via POP:

  1. Follow the Settings link in Zoho Mail.
  2. Make sure the Mail tab is active.
  3. In the Mail accounts tile, click the POP Access link.
  4. In the dialog box that opens, click the box next to POP Access to enable it.
  5. Then choose All emails or Emails that arrive from 'now'.
    1. All emails will offer all messages stored at the server for download to the email program.
    2. Emails that arrive from 'now' will only offer server email that arrive after you enable POP access.
  6. If desired, select the options to Include Spam Folders or Auto-Delete Mails.
    1. Include Spam Folders will include your Zoho Mail spam folders in the available downloads.
    2. Auto-Delete Mails will remove all mails from the Zoho Mail servers once they've been downloaded to another device or service.

Set Up Your Email Program or Service for Zoho Mail POP Access

Once you've enabled POP access on Zoho Mail, then you need to set up access on the email program or service you want to use to access your Zoho Mail. Here are the POP and SMTP settings you'll need:

Incoming Mail (POP):

  • POP server: pop.zoho.com
  • POP port: 995
  • Require SSL/TLS: Yes
  • User name: Your Zoho Mail email address
  • Password: Your Zoho Mail password

Outgoing Mail (SMTP):

  • SMTP server: smtp.zoho.com
  • SMTP port: 465
  • Require SSL/TLS: Yes
  • Require SMTP authentication: Yes
  • User name: Your Zoho Mail email address
  • Password: Your Zoho Mail password

Note: You can add a Zoho Mail account to your Opera Mail email program.