Here Are the SMTP Settings You Need to Set up Mail.com

Use them to send Mail.com messages from another provider

An illustration of a person inputting the Mail.com SMTP Server settings in an email form/

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Mail.com offers free and premium email addresses for use at its website, which is accessible from any web browser. In addition to email, the site includes a news portal. While the site is functional, you may prefer to access your Mail.com emails using a separate client such as Outlook. To synchronize your Mail.com account with an outside email client, you must give that server "instructions" for how to retrieve your Mail.com emails in the form of Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server settings. The settings are the same for any email provider you use with Mail.com.

SMTP servers are only used for outgoing mail, so you'll also need POP3 or IMAP settings for incoming mail.

Default SMTP Settings for Mail.com

As you set up an email client to synchronize with your Mail.com account, you'll get to a screen that asks for your Mail.com SMTP information. Use the following settings:

  • Mail.com SMTP server address: smtp.mail.com
  • Mail.com SMTP username: Your full Mail.com email address (example@mail.com)
  • Mail.com SMTP password: Your Mail.com password
  • Mail.com SMTP port: 587 (alternatives: 465 and 25)
  • Mail.com SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes (no can be used as an alternative)

Default POP3 and IMAP Settings for Mail.com

Incoming mail can only be downloaded to your email client if you're using the right Mail.com POP3 or IMAP server settings. To download mail, use the correct POP3 or IMAP server settings for Mail.com during setup.

You'll probably want to use IMAP settings, but review the differences between IMAP and POP3 before making up your mind.

The POP3 server settings are as follows:

  • Mail.com POP server address: pop.mail.com
  • Mail.com POP username: Your full Mail.com email address (example@mail.com)
  • Mail.com POP password: Your Mail.com password
  • Mail.com POP port: 995 (alternative: 110)
  • Mail.com POP TLS/SSL required: yes (no if you use port 110)

The IMAP settings are as follows:

  • Mail.com IMAP server address: imap.mail.com
  • Mail.com IMAP username: Your full Mail.com email address (example@mail.com)
  • Mail.com IMAP password: Your Mail.com password
  • Mail.com IMAP port: 993 (alternative: 143)
  • Mail.com IMAP TLS/SSL required: yes (no if you use port 143)

After you enter all the necessary settings, you'll be able to send and receive Mail.com messages using your preferred email client, and manage your Mail.com inbox and other folders.

After setup, you can continue to use all the features available at the Mail.com website interface in a browser as well.