GoDaddy Workspace Email Settings: POP3, IMAP, and SMTP

Using the GoDaddy Workspace allows you to have a personalized email address that matches the domain name of your business. When you know how to configure your GoDaddy Workspace email settings and use a GoDaddy mail account, you will be able to grow your business and make yourself appear more reliable to current and potential customers.

GoDaddy Workspace SMTP Settings

Because GoDaddy offers SMTP, you are not required to use the webmail interface provided by GoDaddy: you can use alternative mail clients, such as Mailbird, Microsoft Outlook, or Mozilla Thunderbird, to monitor your messages and respond accordingly.

The following is a list of the SMTP settings for GoDaddy Workspace:

Option Description
SMTP Host: smtpout.secureserver.net
SMTP Port: 465 SSL/TLS
SMTP Username: Your full email address (name@domain.com)
SMTP Password: Your email account password

GoDaddy Workspace Email Settings For Receiving Emails

IMAP allows users to view messages on several devices simultaneously, in contrast to POP, which limits email access so that you can only access them on one device at a time. Following that, the GoDaddy Workspace POP and IMAP settings get listed below:

GoDaddy Workspace POP Settings

Option Description
POP3 Host: pop.secureserver.net
POP3 Port: 995
Requires SSL: Yes
POP3 Username: Your full email address (name@domain.com)
POP3 Password: Your email account password

GoDaddy Workspace IMAP Settings

Option Description
IMAP Host: imap.secureserver.net
IMAP Port: 993
Requires SSL: Yes
IMAP Username: Your full email address (name@domain.com)
IMAP Password: Your email account password

Additional Key Points to Remember

Aside from the GoDaddy email settings mentioned above, it is also important to take note of the following information.

💡 Note: Your email plan does not support IMAP if you can only see a POP3 incoming server.

In this case, you may change the account type in your mail client or set up the account using IMAP to change your mail settings from POP to IMAP. Some clients, such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2016, do not allow changing the account type. Thus, you must configure the account with your incoming and outgoing servers to use IMAP with these clients.

Additionally, you will not lose your past email data if you go from POP to IMAP.

💡 Note: However, IMAP users should be aware that the folder names on GoDaddy's servers may not match those on the IMAP client they are configuring. For folders to sync correctly, you might need to map them. Thus, it gets advised that you read up on how to map your files for your particular client properly.

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POP vs. IMAP Email Servers: How To Choose

The email has gone to the top of the list of most often used communication media, whether for personal or professional reasons. However, words like POP and IMAP in email terminology might be confusing.

In the early days of the internet, the Post Office Protocol (POP) was the most commonly used email protocol. After downloading your message from the server, you delete it from the server using POP. Reading messages on any device without affecting the server is possible with POP.

On the other hand, the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) allows you to access your emails from several devices by storing them on the server. If you use IMAP instead of POP, you will always have access to your email on any device.

Regarding email, IMAP and POP are the two most popular options. POP may still be useful for those who do not always have access to a reliable internet connection. IMAP is the way to go if you frequently switch between a laptop, phone, and tablet during the day and are constantly connected to a reliable, fast network.

In the end, most email users choose IMAP above any other protocol.

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