Rediffmail Email Settings: POP3, IMAP, and SMTP Servers

With its roots dating back to 1996, Rediffmail is a web-based mail service provided by, leading Indian news, information, entertainment, and online commerce platform. To get the most out of this service, here are the Rediffmail email settings to keep in mind.

Rediffmail SMTP Server

The SMTP settings provided here will aid you in configuring your mailbox on any of the generally used mail clients.

Option Description
SMTP Host:
SMTP Port: 465 or 586 SSL
SMTP Username: Your full email address (
SMTP Password: Your email account password

Rediffmail Server Settings For Receiving Email

The Rediffmail POP and IMAP settings get used to receive messages from the mail server and deliver them to the recipient's device(s). Because of this, it is critical to remember these settings:

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

Rediffmail IMAP Settings

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

Useful Information to Remember

Aside from Rediffmail, has now developed Rediffmail Pro, which includes the most important feature of Rediffmail for business professionals: the ability to collaborate with others. It is the business email that is considerably faster and more dependable, and it gives businesses an expert touch by including special features such as the following:

Additionally, if you use Thunderbird, Mac Mail client, Mac Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Outlook (2002/2003, 2007, 2010), Blackberry, Android, iPhone, and/or iPad, please refer to the following websites for complete information on how to set up a mailbox in your mail client:

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POP3 vs. IMAP: What's The Difference

To begin, both POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) and IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) are Message Accessing Agents.

In a nutshell, IMAP is an email protocol that facilitates the management and retrieval of messages from a receiving server. Along with IMAP, there is another mechanism for receiving messages referred to as POP3.

Their distinction is with IMAP; the message does not get retained on a local device, such as a computer. Instead, it gets contained on the server. In comparison, POP3 mail will establish a connection and attempt to keep the mail on the local device, whether computer or mobile.

💡 Tip:IMAP is preferable when selecting a server if you intend to access your mailbox from several devices, such as a work computer and a smartphone. On the other hand, POP3 is more efficient if you only have one device but have many communications. Additionally, POP3 is preferable if you have a slow internet connection and require offline access to your emails.

In the end, IMAP is considered more flexible and complex than POP3 and, thus, is generally recommended.

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