Hushmail Email Settings: POP3, IMAP, and SMTP Servers

Hushmail is a completely hosted web-based service that you can use right away without the need to install any software or hardware. Set your Hushmail email settings up for iPhone or on your preferred smartphone or PC email app.

Hushmail SMTP Settings supports IMAP and SMTP. Therefore, you may use these Hushmail email settings to access your Hushmail email from any desktop or mobile software.

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

Hushmail Email Receiving Settings

To make Hushmail operate with Apple Mail, Outlook, or any other email software, you will need to change a few settings. POP, IMAP, and SMTP may appear to be a foreign language, but all you need to know is that they are email protocols that define how you receive incoming emails (POP and IMAP) and how you send outgoing emails (SMTP).

Hushmail POP3 settings

Before removing your email from the email server, POP3 only permits you to download it to one device. Your email will not sync, and once downloaded, it will not work on any other device or email app. If you insist on using POP, here are the Hushmail POP3 settings:

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

Hushmail IMAP settings

For receiving your email, using the IMAP protocol is recommended. This recommendation is because it allows you to sync your email activities across all of your devices and email apps. Here are the Hushmail IMAP settings:

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

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Points to Remember

Only Hushmail Premium with Desktop Access and Hushmail Business with Desktop Access subscribers have access to POP and IMAP.

💡 Tip: The most common problem encountered when configuring POP & IMAP is that the SSL option is not enabled.

Even if the message gets transmitted as non-encrypted, your received message will get preserved in your Sent folder as encrypted. This safety precaution is normal when sent from a third-party mail client. Unless the recipient is a Hushmail user or has already set a pass for receiving encrypted email, any mail sent via SMTP from a third-party mail application will get transmitted as unencrypted.

Difference Between IMAP and POP3

IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol, and it is an email protocol for organizing and retrieving email messages from a receiving server. In addition to IMAP, there is another email-receiving protocol known as POP3.

POP is an acronym for Post Office Protocol. The number three indicates "version 3," the most recent and frequently utilized version.

POP3 transfers email from a server to a specific machine before deleting it from the server. On the other hand, IMAP saves the message to a server and syncs it across various devices.

In general, IMAP is the more powerful and recommended technique for getting email if you are working across numerous devices. On the other hand, POP may be a good alternative if you wish to keep all of your emails accessible offline and if you have a dedicated email device.

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