Mailfence Email Settings: POP3, IMAP, and SMTP Servers

Mailfence is a safe and private email service that sends end-to-end encrypted emails digitally signed. This article will walk you through the Mailfence email settings you will need to fully take advantage of all its features.

Mailfence SMTP Settings

The Mailfence SMTP settings will guide you through setting up your email account on any of the generally used emails applications to ensure more smooth communication across platforms.

Here are the Mailfence SMTP settings:

Option Description
SMTP Host:
SMTP Port: 465 TLS/SSL
SMTP Username: Your username
SMTP Password: Your email account password

Mailfence Server Settings For Receiving Email

POP3 provides a straightforward method of transferring emails from the Inbox of a remote mailbox to your local email account. In contrast, IMAP offers a specific way of accessing emails saved in a remote mailbox. Following that are the POP and IMAP settings for the Mailfence servers.

Mailfence POP settings

Option Description
POP3 Host:
POP3 Port: 995
Requires SSL: Yes, TLS/SSL
POP3 Username: Your username
POP3 Password: Your email account password

Mailfence IMAP settings

Option Description
IMAP Host:
IMAP Port: 993
Requires SSL: Yes, TLS/SSL
IMAP Username: Your username
IMAP Password: Your email account password

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Additional Information to Remember

Apart from the various setting options to consider, several other deliberations and information to bear in mind when using the Mailfence email server.

For starters, IMAP gives you access to all of your communications, including personal folders and sent messages, whereas POP3 allows you to receive new notifications in the Inbox. To put it another way, IMAP enables synchronization between Mailfence and other email clients, a feature where POP3 falls short.

Moreover, the synchronization can get restricted to only the folders that you use regularly. Furthermore, if you configure your program to download the entire message — rather than just the headers — you will be able to utilize your messaging services when not connected to the internet.

Also, IMAP always retains a copy of the messages sent and received on the server. If necessary, you can access all of your communications through the Mailfence Web interface or your mail software without the fear of losing or missing any messages.

Because IMAP downloads the headers, it is faster than POP3. When you click on a message to read it, the remaining content, including the message body and attachments, is downloaded subsequently. Therefore, except for messages that have already gotten completely downloaded, you must connect your computer to the Internet to access them.

💡 Note: In the end, it would be wise to select POP to consolidate all your email accounts into a single mailbox, such as the one supplied by the Messages tool. POP3 is a suitable alternative if you require access to your Inbox from a fixed number of devices. On the other hand, sending emails requires a separate configuration of SMTP services.

Alternatively, choose IMAP to handle your email addresses in separate mailboxes. Additionally, IMAP enables the management of a single mailbox from various access points: web interface, email program on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, and so on. However, as with POP3, sending emails requires a separate configuration of SMTP services in this platform.

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