Rackspace Email Settings: POP3, IMAP, and SMTP Servers

Without a doubt, using a bespoke email address is the more professional communication mode. Fortunately, you may create a custom email address and configure it with your mail client or website by utilizing the correct Rackspace email settings.

Rackspace SMTP Settingss

When you send emails through Rackspace, the SMTP protocol gets used, allowing you to configure your mail client to send emails directly from that client.

Here are the SMTP settings at Rackspace:

Option Description
SMTP Host: secure.emailsrvr.com
SMTP Port: 465 SSL
SMTP Username: Your full email address (name@domain.com)
SMTP Password: Your mail account password

Rackspace Server Settings For Receiving Email

Contrary to the SMTP protocol, POP and IMAP enable you to receive incoming messages from your Rackspace account. These are the POP and IMAP settings for Rackspace's webmail service:

Rackspace POP Settings

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

Rackspace IMAP Settings

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

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Additional Information to Remember

Always remember, you have the option of using Rackspace's Email Help Tool or manually entering the configuration information into the system.

Moreover, you can find information for certain mail clients and mobile devices on the Configure email clients and mobile devices for email hosted on the Exchange page. If your message is sent and received through an Exchange mailbox and you do not wish to set up a connection to utilize IMAP or POP services.

By default, mail applications save sent, draft, and trash messages locally on your computer rather than on the mail server, as an IMAP connection would. Thus, you may need to map your email client's folders.

💡 Warning: Keep in mind that because a POP connection deletes data from the server, there is no backup of messages on the email server to fall back on.

POP3 vs. IMAP: What's The Difference

When configuring an email client, you must choose between POP3 and IMAP. For starters, POP3 and IMAP are both MAA (Message Accessing Agents), which means they both receive communications from the mail server to the receiver's system.

They are, however, two independent protocols that must get treated as such.

POP3 is an earlier protocol initially intended for use on a single computer. POP3, in contrast to newer email synchronization protocols that provide two-way synchronization, only permits one-way synchronization, enabling users to download emails from a server to a client device. As a result, POP3 accounts are devoid of the fundamental functions that you can find in more current systems.

On the other hand, messages received with IMAP accounts get saved on a remote server. Users can access the same messages by logging in using multiple mail clients on their computers or mobile devices. Everything that gets changed in the mailbox will get synced across all devices, and messages will only get removed from the server if the user explicitly chooses to delete them.

IMAP will be a better fit for most people because of its current functionalities.

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