Spectrum Email Settings: POP3, IMAP, and SMTP

You may configure Spectrum email settings on your laptop, mobile device, or cell phone. We advise utilizing the options below when configuring your Spectrum email for the greatest user experience and guaranteeing the best connection.

Spectrum SMTP Settings

Without initially establishing your Spectrum SMTP settings, which are provided below, you will not be able to use the outbound mail services offered by Spectrum effectively.

Option Description
SMTP Host:
  • For POP3 - smtp.charter.net
  • For IMAP - mobile.charter.net
SMTP Port:
  • For POP3 - 25 SSL/TLS
  • For IMAP - 587 SSL/TLS
SMTP Username: Your full email address (name@domain.com)
SMTP Password: Your mail account password

Spectrum Email Server Settings For Receiving Emails

You must enter both your incoming and outgoing mail servers to receive emails. Additionally, the following settings get used:

Spectrum POP Email Settings

Option Description
POP3 Host: pop.charter.net
POP3 Port: 110
Requires SSL: SSL/TLS
POP3 Username: Your full email address (name@domain.com)
POP3 Password: Your mail account password

Spectrum IMAP Settings

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

Additional Notes to Remember

Under the name Charter Spectrum webmail, Cable Communication manages the mail services.

To access your Spectrum mail account, TWC Mail, or Roadrunner Mail, go to webmail.spectrum.net and log in using the new name, Spectrum Webmail login.

💡 Note: Not all browsers are compatible with the Spectrum mail system. Spectrum sending emails using antiquated technology is one of the causes of this problem. You can resolve this issue by upgrading the browser or using a later version.

Having problems using Spectrum email on an Android device is common. Choose a manual setup of your mail account using the IMAP settings described in this article to fix the problem.

Looking for Charter mail settings or Currently.com mail settings? Our Blog's Email Settings category contains specs for all major mail service providers.

IMAP or POP3: What Is The Difference?

You must choose between setting up a mail address as POP3 or IMAP when configuring it in a client application. You may connect to the mail server to read your emails using an email client. The most popular standard protocols for retrieving emails are IMAP and POP3. Nearly all mail clients and servers in use today support these protocols.

Email clients may retrieve emails from mail servers using the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), a standard Internet protocol. The specification that describes IMAP is RFC 3501.

Clients often keep messages on the server until the user explicitly deletes them since IMAP was designed to allow many email clients to manage a mailbox at once. An IMAP server typically uses port number 143. IMAP receives port number 993 through SSL/TLS.

IMAP is intended to aggregate messages from several mail servers into the user's inbox. A common illustration is a business client who manages many corporate accounts using a local mailbox on her workstation.

Email clients utilize POP3 (or Post Office Protocol Version 3), an application layer protocol, to get an email from mail servers across a TCP/IP network. Computer experts made POP to transfer messages from a server to a local disk, but version 3 now offers the option of leaving a copy on the server.

💡 Note: POP3 is a highly easy-to-implement protocol. However, this restricts its use. For instance, POP3 only allows for the benefit of one mail server per mailbox. Thanks to current protocols like IMAP, it is currently no longer used.

IMAP is preferable if you intend to access your emails from various gadgets, such as a work computer and a smartphone. If you have one device and many emails, POP3 performs better. It is also preferable if you need to view your emails offline due to a bad internet connection.

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