Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server Settings for Hotmail, Yahoo, GMail, etc.

Many free Internet mail services would have you believe that their web-based or specialized phone-app interfaces are the only way to retrieve your e-mail. This however is usually not the case and I’d like to specify what server interfaces you may use with your built-in mobile phone e-mail client or other mail client without paying extra fees or installing other software.

Hotmail POP and SMTP Settings

Hotmail generally uses the HTTP protocol for connecting you to your mailbox. If you want to send and receive Hotmail emails using an email client, then your software must support Hotmail HTTP access for your email account. Some email clients, such as Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook, offer built-in support for Hotmail accounts, so you only have to select HTTP when you are asked to select your email account type and select Hotmail as the HTTPMail Service Provider.
Mail Server Settings for Hotmail using the Microsoft Outlook Connector

If you are using Microsoft Outlook & the Outlook Connector, you can define your Hotmail account just like any regular POP3 email account:

Hotmail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop3.live.com (logon using Secure Password Authentication – SPA, mail server port: 995)

Hotmail Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – smtp.live.com (SSL enabled, port 25)

Outlook.com POP and SMTP Settings

Outlook.com is Microsoft’s rebranded replacement mail service for Hotmail. The mail server settings are still the same however:

Outlook.com Incoming Mail Server (POP3) - pop3.live.com (logon using Secure Password Authentication – SPA, mail server port: 995)

Outlook.com Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - smtp.live.com (SSL enabled, port 25)

Outlook.com IMAP server - imap.live.com

Yahoo! Mail Settings

Yahoo Mail offers standard POP3 access for receiving emails incoming through your Yahoo mailbox, by using your favorite email client software. To setup your email client for working with your Yahoo account, you need to select the POP3 protocol and use the following mail server settings:

Update 2/25/2011:

I’ve added more information below on how to get Yahoo IMAP working with Outlook by simply using the Android servers.

Yahoo Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): android.imap.mail.yahoo.com, SSL (port 993)

Yahoo Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com, SSL (port 365) use auth

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Yahoo Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.mail.yahoo.com (port 110)

Yahoo Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – smtp.mail.yahoo.com (port 25)

POP Yahoo! Mail Plus email server settings

Yahoo Plus Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 995)

Yahoo Plus Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 465, use authentication)

Google GMail Settings

The Google GMail service offers email client access for retrieving and sending emails through your Gmail account. However, for security reasons, GMail uses POP3 over an SSL connection, so make sure your email client supports encrypted SSL connections.

Google GMail Incoming Mail Server (IMAP) - imap.gmail.com (SSL enabled, Port 993)

Google Gmail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 995)

Outgoing Mail Server – use the SMTP mail server address provided by your local ISP or smtp.gmail.com (SSL enabled (TLS), port 587)

MSN Mail Settings

The MSN email service allows you to use the MSN POP3 and SMTP servers to use your MSN mailbox.

MSN Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop3.email.msn.com (port 110, using Secure Password Authentication – SPA)

MSN Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.email.msn.com (select “My outgoing server requires authentication”)

Lycos Mail Settings

The Lycos Mail Plus service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Lycos mailbox.

Lycos Mail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.mail.lycos.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.mail.lycos.com or use your local ISP SMTP mail server

AOL Mail Settings

The AOL email service is a web-based system, designed for managing your AOL mailbox via HTTP IMAP access. Unlike Hotmail, you can use any email client to use your AOL mailbox, as long as it supports the IMAP protocol.

AOL Incoming Mail Server (IMAP) – imap.aol.com (port 143)

AOL Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.aol.com or use your local ISP SMTP mail server

Mail.com Mail Settings

The Mail.com email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Mail.com mailbox.

Mail.com Mail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop1.mail.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

Netscape Internet Service Mail Settings

The Netscape e-mail system is web-based, which means you can use their e-mail from any Internet connection. Netscape Internet Service also supports AOL® Communicator, Microsoft® Outlook, Microsoft® Outlook Express, and other POP3 e-mail software. The outgoing mail server needs SSL support, so make sure your email client software supports SSL connections over the SMTP protocol.

Netscape Internet Service Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.3.isp.netscape.com (port 110)

Netscape Internet Service Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.isp.netscape.com (port 25, using a secure SSL connection)

Tiscali Mail Settings

The Tiscali email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Tiscali mailbox.

Tiscali Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.tiscali.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

Freeserve Mail Settings

The Freeserve email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Freeserve mailbox.

Freeserve Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.freeserve.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

Supanet Mail Settings

The Supanet email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Supanet mailbox.

Supanet Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.supanet.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

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2 comments for “Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server Settings for Hotmail, Yahoo, GMail, etc.

  1. BlackMesa
    July 26, 2012 at 9:30 am

    This list was a great help! Thanks. Does anyone even use Netscape e-mail? haha.

  2. Everydogsmom22
    January 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Absolutely the best resource! Thank you so much!