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Migrating from Windows Email Clients

When you set up an email account in Postbox, Postbox can usually find the best settings for you once you've entered your name, email address and password in the Add Account window, and then hit Continue.

If Postbox can't automatically find your provider's settings, or if you'd prefer to set up an account manually, you may want to refer to your previous email app to find your old settings. This can be confusing, so here's where you can find the necessary account settings in other email apps for Windows.

emClient

 Location of settings — Tools > Accounts > select account

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = emClient setting

  • User Name = General > Login name
  • Server Name = POP3/IMAP > Host
  • Type = n/a
  • Port =  POP3/IMAP > Port
  • Security =  POP3/IMAP > Security policy 

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = emClient setting

  • Server Name = SMTP > Host
  • Port = SMTP > Port
  • Security = SMTP > Security policy

Mailbird

 Location of settings — Top-left corner menu > Options > Accounts > select account > Edit

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Mailbird setting

  • User Name = Username
  • Server Name = Server Name
  • Type = Server Type
  • Port =  Port
  • Security =  Encryption 

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Mailbird setting

  • Server Name = SMTP Server
  • Port = Port
  • Security = Encryption

Opera Mail

 Location of settings — Tools > Mail Accounts… > select account > Edit… > Servers

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = OperaMail setting

  • User Name = Username
  • Server Name = Server Name
  • Type = Server Type
  • Port =  Port
  • Security =  Encryption 

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = OperaMail setting

  • Server Name = SMTP Server
  • Port = Port
  • Security = Encryption

Outlook 2013

 Location of settings — File > Account Settings > Account Settings > double-click account

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Outlook 2013 setting

  • User Name = User Name
  • Server Name = Incoming mail server
  • Type = Account Type
  • Port = More settings... > Advanced > Incoming server [XXX]
  • Security = More settings... > Advanced > This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) 

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Outlook 2013 setting

  • Server Name = Outgoing mail server
  • Port = More settings... > Advanced > Mail server [XXX]
  • Security = More settings... > Outgoing Server > My outgoing server (SMTP) requires encryption/Use same settings as my incoming mail server

Outlook Web App

Location of settings —  Settings > Options > Account > My account

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Outlook Web App setting

  • User Name = User ID
  • Server Name = Settings for POP or IMAP access... > Server name
  • Type = Settings for POP or IMAP access... > Account type
  • Port = Settings for POP or IMAP access... > Port
  • Security = Encryption method

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Outlook Web app setting

  • Server Name = SMTP Setting... > Server name
  • Port = SMTP Setting... > Port
  • Security = SMTP Setting... > Encryption method

Thunderbird

 Location of settings — Tools > Account Settings > select account 

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Thunderbird setting

  • User Name = User Name
  • Server Name = Server Name
  • Type = n/a
  • Port =  Port
  • Security =  Connection security 

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Thunderbird setting

  • Server Name = Outgoing Server (SMTP) > Outgoing Server
  • Port = Outgoing Server (SMTP) > Port
  • Security = Outgoing Server (SMTP) > Connection security

Windows Live Mail 2011

 Location of settings — Right-click account > Properties

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Windows Live Mail 2011 setting

  • User Name = Servers tab > Email username
  • Server Name = Servers tab > Incoming mail [XXX]
  • Type = Servers tab > My incoming mail server is a [XXX] server
  • Port =  Advanced tab > Incoming mail [XXX]
  • Security =  Advanced tab > This server requires a secure connection 

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Windows Live Mail 2011 setting

  • Server Name = Servers tab > Outgoing mail (SMTP)
  • Port = Advanced tab > Outgoing mail (SMTP)
  • Security = Advanced tab > This server requires a secure connection

Windows Mail 8

 Location of settings — Settings > Accounts… > select account 

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Windows Mail 8 setting

  • User Name = Email username
  • Server Name = Incoming email server
  • Type = n/a
  • Port =  Port
  • Security =  Server requires SSL 

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Windows Mail 8 setting

  • Server Name = Outgoing email server
  • Port = Port
  • Security = Server requires SSL