What Is A POP E-mail Account ?

What are POP Email Acccounts?

A POP E-mail account is simply an E-mail box that you can connect to using a Username and Password. This E-mail address would not be redirected anywhere else. POP is the abbreviation for the term "Post Office Protocol"

POP (Post Office Protocol) is a standard protocol for receiving e-mail. POP is a client/server protocol in which e-mail is received and held for you by your Internet server. Periodically, you (or your client e-mail receiver) check your mailbox on the server and download any mail. The mail is stored on a server until you pick it up with your favorite email program (Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger, Eudora, etc.) POP email is built into Internet products such as the Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. One of the most popular e-mail products is Microsoft Outlook Express.

With POP email the incoming email is stored on your virtual server until you want to retrieve it. You would retrieve your mail by signing into your POP email account. Most web hosts will offer a [email protected] POP account which can receive all e-mail and control the settings for any optional configurable POP accounts. If your web host offers additional POP email accounts they can be assigned unique IDs and passwords to ensure privacy.

All hosts should provide at least one POP email account. If you want to have email capabilities from your web hosts this is a standard feature. Most web hosts will offer a specific amount of POP email accounts with their hosting package. One email account is sufficient if you will only have one individual maintaining the site. You would have an email address, such as: [email protected] However if you would like to have two people accessing email from your domain, such as: [email protected] and [email protected] you will need a web host that offers two POP email accounts, and so on.

What are POP and IMAP email accounts and how can you create them? 

POP & IMAP email accounts store email on the server in a mailbox. You can download your email using from the server using a POP enabled email program or read your email directly on the server using a IMAP enabled email program or our webmail feature.

To create an email account, do the following:

  1. log in to your control panel
  2. select the domain name for the email account you want to create
  3. select “Mail”
  4. select “Add New Mail Account”
  5. enter desired mail name
  6. enter the desired password and confirm the password, then select “OK”

How do you configure an email program for a POP email account? 

For your incoming server use:

server name: yourdomain.com
server type: POP3 server
username: your-username
password: your-password
port: 110
authentication: password

For your outgoing server use your ISP’s SMTP settings. Your ISP is the company that you use to connect to the internet. While it may be possible to use Laughing Squid’s SMTP mailserver, the practice could be disallowed by your ISP.

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