Email Settings: POP3, IMAP, and SMTP Servers

In today's highly competitive world, a dependable, convenient, and secure email service is essential, which is where the GMX Mail app comes in. Essentially, GMX Mail gets sent using SMTP protocol, and users can access it using webmail, POP3, or IMAP4 GMX email settings.

GMX SMTP Settings

With over 11 million active users, GMX Mail is a free advertising-supported email service operated by GMX (Global Mail eXchange, in Germany: Global Message eXchange). It is presently the only major email provider that enables popup adverts.

Below are the GMX SMTP Settings:

Option Description
SMTP Host:
SMTP Port for SSL: 465
SMTP Port for STARTTLS or encryption: 587
SMTP Username: Your full email address (
SMTP Password: Your email account password

GMX Email Receiving Settings

The email settings give you many options to change the view or the sorting of your email so you can keep a watchful eye over your email.

With that, here are the GMX POP3 settings, as well as the GMX IMAP settings:

GMX POP3 settings

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

GMX IMAP settings

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

Looking for Hushmail settings or Lycos Mail settings? Our Blog's Email Settings category contains specs for all major mail service providers.

Points to Remember

You must enable POP3/IMAP sync in your GMX settings to utilize third-party email programs.

POP3/IMAP synchronization gets disabled by default. Thus, you must enable this function to sync your email with third-party applications or mobile apps in your settings.

  1. Click Settings on the Email tab.
  2. Select POP3 & IMAP from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enable access to this account via POP3 and IMAP by checking the Enable access to this account via POP3 and IMAP box.
  4. Click Save.

💡 Note: If you do not utilize POP3/IMAP for an extended time, this setting will be switched off automatically again for security reasons.

You will collect your messages in the Inbox folder if you retrieve your emails via POP3. In your webmail mailbox, no copies of emails get retained.

Difference Between IMAP and POP3

When setting up an email address in an email client, you must decide whether you wish to use POP3 or IMAP. Both are methods of connecting to the mail server to read your emails using an email client.

Finally, if you will be accessing your email from several devices, such as a work computer and a smartphone, IMAP is the way to go. POP3, on the other hand, is excellent if you only have one device and a high volume of emails. It is also more convenient if you have a slow internet connection and check your emails without going online. IMAP is more likely to meet the demands of the majority of individuals.

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