Web-Mail and Email

Accessing your Email via a web page is a convenience not the recommended way to do it.
Using a web browser is usually less secure.

Webmail settings/configuration
For use in a normal/standard email program/client/phone app.
“IMAP” is more flexible than “POP3”, so try IMAP first.

After you have setup your software, you will be able to claim a free SSL security certificate, or install PGP key based encryption.

Vivaldi Mail IMAP settings
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): mail.vivaldi.net  (port 993) (use SSL)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): mail.vivaldi.net (port 465) (use SSL) (use authentication)


Hotmail/Outlook POP3 and IMAP email configuration
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): imap-mail.outlook.com (port 993) (use SSL)
Incoming Mail Server (POP3): pop-mail.outlook.com (port 995) (use SSL)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp-mail.outlook.com (port 25 or 587) (use SSL) (use authentication)


Yahoo! POP3 and IMAP email settings
* First, log into Yahoo Web-mail & enable “POP” from the “Mail Options”
Incoming Mail Server (POP3): pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk (port 995) (use SSL)
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): imap.mail.yahoo.com (port 993) (use SSL)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk (port 465) (use SSL) (use authentication)


AOL IMAP email settngs
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): imap.aol.com (port 993 or 143) (use SSL)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com (port 587 or 465) (use SSL)(use authentication)


Google Gmail IMAP email settngs
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): imap.gmail.com (port 993) (use SSL)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com (port 465 or 587) (use SSL) (use authentication)

Google POP3/IMAP Config help

Arclab List of SMTP and IMAP Servers


 Extra free privacy and security

SSL Certificates (Digital signature)Comodo does not give free users a profile, and certificates are only linked to the email address. If you want something more anonymous use this (Export a backup when you install it).
CAcert is a “community-driven Certificate Authority”. I have not tested CAcert, but it reminds me of the PGP community. Certificates generated here will be for authentication as much as encryption (You will need to install their Root Certificate).
Actalis Italian security provider and Cert Authority. (Not tested).

http://www.gnupg.org (all OSs)

Report Users and spam.


Ageing techno-hippy armed with a radio show and not afraid to use it.

5 comments Write a comment

  1. :whistle: Hmm, I should update this now that the service is called Outlook.*EDIT*Allrighty then. How’s that ?I figured it may be worth adding some extra security options for added value :yes:

  2. Originally posted by kai4freunde: imap-mail.outlook.com:993 (SSL) – SMTPS: smtp-mail.outlook.com:587 (TLS)Originally posted by dr-flay:Allrighty then. How’s that ?:yes: I have that account on my windows tablet..I saw all your links… interesting!:) anyway, I will try what I can do to link in, and about amateur photography I will think about it…sounds a good 💡 & 😎

  3. IMAP is always better if you can get it to work.Use the POP setting if it does not :up: It can be much easier to download all your email, and organise them off-line, so good luck :cheers: I will visit your links page soon, and see what you found 😀 You can even use RSS feeds from My Opera pages, so you can also add the photography (or whatever interests you) groups you use here.

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