Gandi Email Settings: POP3, IMAP, and SMTP Servers

Gandi is a personalized email address that incorporates server-side rules and filters, real-time syncing, webmail, anti-spam, and other features to help make your mailbox more convenient. This comprehensive guide will show you how to configure your email client to operate with Gandi's email, whether an IMAP or POP account, using the standard Gandi email server settings.

Gandi SMTP Settings

It is necessary to understand the following SMTP settings for Gandi to send outgoing messages through the Gandi servers:

Option Description
SMTP Host:
SMTP Port: 25, 465 (with SSL) or 587 (with STARTTLS)
SMTP Username: Your full email address (
SMTP Password: Your email account password

Gandi Email Settings For Receiving Emails

Unlike the SMTP settings, which get used primarily for sending outgoing messages, the POP and IMAP settings help you receive mail in your email client and are, therefore, just as significant.

Below are the Gandi POP and IMAP settings, respectively:

Gandi Email POP Settings

Option Description
POP3 Host:
POP3 Port: 995
Requires SSL: Yes
POP3 Username: Your full email address (
POP3 Password: Your email account password

Gandi IMAP Settings

Option Description
IMAP Host:
IMAP Port: 993
Requires SSL: Yes
IMAP Username: Your full email address (
IMAP Password: Your email account password

Useful Information to Remember

💡 Tip: The most common difficulty for people who are having trouble logging into their accounts is that they are not using their full email address as their username.

Furthermore, while utilizing SMTP, you can use the SMTP server provided by your Internet Service Provider rather than Gandi's. Remember to disable SMTP authentication in that situation, as your Internet service provider can automatically identify you based on the IP address of your connection.

SRV Records

Additionally, if the following SRV records have not previously gotten added to your domain name's DNS records, it is recommended that they get added to the list. These records make it possible for email clients and servers to locate Gandi's IMAP/POP and SMTP servers uniformly.

_imap._tcp 10800 IN SRV 0 0 0 .
_imaps._tcp 10800 IN SRV 0 1 993
_pop3._tcp 10800 IN SRV 0 0 0 .
_pop3s._tcp 10800 IN SRV 10 1 995
_submission._tcp 10800 IN SRV 0 1 465

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IMAP or POP3: What Is The Difference?

When configuring a mail address in an email client, you must determine whether you want to use POP3 or IMAP as the delivery method. As Message Accessing Agents, both protocols get intended to retrieve communications from the mail server and transmit them to the recipient's computer system.

The primary distinction between the two is this:

Therefore, using IMAP to store your email data is the best choice if you plan to monitor your emails from multiple devices, such as your work PC and a smartphone. Oppositely, if you only have one device and many emails you want to store locally, POP3 is the way.

Additionally, POP3 is a more convenient option if you have a slow internet connection, as it allows you to check your emails without going online.

In the end, IMAP will better fit the needs of the majority of individuals because it is more flexible and advanced than POP3.

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