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Configuring your domain name email (not for @zipcon.net accounts)
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Outlook    Thunderbird    Apple Mail    Android    iPhone/iPad   

The Basics

Zipcon POP / IMAP / SMTP mail server: secure6.zipcon.net

Your email address is your username:

username@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM

Please be sure to replace "username@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM" with your real email address.



Microsoft Outlook
  • In Outlook, click on the "File" menu, then "Account Settings..."
  • On the "Email" tab click "New..."
  • It may ask the kind of account, if so, select "POP3" and click Next
  • It may try to automatically configure things. If available, click the
    box lower in the window "Manually configure server settings..." and click Next
  • Select "Internet E-mail" and click Next

  •    Your name: James T Kirk
       Email address: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Incoming mail server (POP3): secure6.zipcon.net
       Outgoing mail server (SMTP): secure6.zipcon.net
       User name: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Password: spock

  • Click on "More Settings..." in the lower right
  • Click on the "Outgoing Server" tab
  • Select the option "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication"
  • Select the option "Use same settings as my incoming server"

  • Click on the "Advanced" tab
  • Check the box "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)"
  • The "Incoming server (POP3)" port should change to: 995
  •    NOTE: If using IMAP instead of POP3 the port should be 993

  • Under "Outgoing server (SMTP)" set "Use the following type of encrypted connection" to: SSL
  • Change the "Outgoing server (SMTP):" port number from 25 to: 465
  • Click OK, Next***, Finish
  •    ***(uncheck "Automatically test account settings when Next is clicked" if necessary)

Mozilla Thunderbird
  • In Thunderbird, click on the "Tools" menu, then "Account settings..."

  •     If you don't see the Tools menu press the "F10" key
        It should pop up the entire menu bar at the top
        Click on the "View" menu and then "Toolbars"
        Now put a check in the checkbox for "Menu Bar"

  • Select "Add Mail Account..." in the lower left pull-down box
  • Type in your name, email addresses and password

  •     Your name: James T Kirk
        Email address: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
        Password: spock

  • Quickly click on "Manual Config" near the bottom when it starts trying to find settings

  • Incoming: POP3
        Server hostname: secure6.zipcon.net
        Port: 995
        SSL: SSL/TLS
        Authentication: Normal Password

    Outgoing: SMTP
        Server hostname: secure6.zipcon.net
        Port: 465
        SSL: SSL/TLS
        Authentication: Normal Password

    Username: Incoming: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM     Outgoing: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM

  • Click "Done"

Apple Mail
  • Open Mail
  • If the "Welcome to Mail" assistant does not appear, choose "Add Account" from the "File" menu
  • Fill in the Full Name, Email address, and Password fields. For example:

  •    Name: James T Kirk
       Email address: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Password: spock

  • Uncheck "Automatically set up account" if enabled and click "Continue"
  • Choose POP or POP3 for Account Type
  • Enter your email address as the account description
  • Enter your Incoming Mail Server, Username and Password and then click "Continue"

  •    Incoming POP server: secure6.zipcon.net
       Username: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM      (enter your real email address)
       Password: spock   (and real password)

  • For Outgoing Mail Server, use description "secure6.zipcon.net"
  • Enter the Outgoing Mail Server details.

  •     Outgoing SMTP server: secure6.zipcon.net

  • Check "Use Authentication" and enter your username and password and then click "Continue"

  •    Username: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM      (enter your real email address)
       Password: spock   (and real password)

  • Verify the settings in the Account Summary. Then check "Take account online" and click "Create"

  • Now we must disable the "Automatically detect..." options which cause many problems.

  • Click on the "Mail" menu and choose "Preferences"
  • Click "Accounts" and select your email account from the list
  • Click the "Advanced" tab
  • Uncheck "Automatically detect and maintain account settings" or
              "Automatically manage connection settings"
  • Click the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) Account pop-up menu and choose "Edit SMTP Server List"
  • Make sure "secure6.zipcon.net" is selected in the list at the top
  • Click the "Advanced" tab
  • Uncheck "Automatically detect and maintain account settings" or
              "Automatically manage connection settings"
  • Click OK and OK or exit and save if prompted

Android
  • From the home screen touch the Menu key and select "Settings"
  • Tap "Add account" and then "Email"
  • Select "Other" for account type
  • Enter your email address and password and then click "Manual setup"

  •    Email address: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Password: spock

  • Choose "POP3 account"
  • Enter the following

  •    Username: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Password: spock
       POP3 server: secure6.zipcon.net
       Security Type: SSL - Accept all certificates
       Port: 995
       Delete email from server: Never

  • Tap "Next" and enter the following

  •    SMTP server: secure6.zipcon.net
       Security Type: SSL - Accept all certificates
       Port: 465
       Check "Require sign-in"
       Username: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Password: spock

  • Tap "Next"
  • Select "Every 5 minutes" for Peak and Off-peak schedule
  • Enter your full email address for the account name and your real name for the name to display on outgoing messages.

  •    Account Name: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Name: James T Kirk

  • Save and exit

iPhone/iPad
  • From the home screen click "Settings"
  • Click "Mail, Contacts, Calendar"
  • Under "Accounts" click "Add Account..."
  • Choose "Other"
  • Click "Add Mail Account"

  •    Name: James T Kirk
       Email: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Password: spock
       Description: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM

  • Click Next
  • Select "POP" at the top
  • Incoming Mail Server

  •    Host Name: secure6.zipcon.net
       User Name: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Password: spock

  • Scroll down to Outgoing Mail Server

  •    Host Name: secure6.zipcon.net
       User Name: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Password: spock

  • Tap "Save"

  • You should now see a list of your mail accounts, tap the account added
  • Tap it again to go into the account properties
  • Scroll down to Outgoing Mail Server and tap the pull-down box
  • Tap the secure6.zipcon.net server entry
  • Ensure the following settings

  •    Host Name: secure6.zipcon.net
       User Name: kirk@YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME.COM
       Password: spock
       Use SSL: On
       Authentication: Password
       Server Port: 465

  • Exit and save if requested

If you need assistance, please email The Support Desk or call 206-524-0612.

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