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How to set up your swissmail.org account for Outlook XP

You will need the following information to setup your swissmail.org email account:

  • Your Incoming Mail Server (POP/IMAP) and Server Port Number

  • Your Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) and Server Port Number

  • Your email login name (user name/account name)

  • Your email address

You will find the necessary information by accessing your account via our WebSite at www.swissmail.org. To get your account specific information, log into your account, click on the ControlCenter button, click on "Accountdata" in the left hand navigation menu and scroll down to "Mailbox (POP3/IMAP) access settings".

Now you are ready to get started!


In Outlook, go to the ToolsE-mail Accounts...

Setup Email


Select View or change existing email accounts or Add a new email account in the Email Accounts window, then click on the Next button.

Setup Email


To add a new account, click on the "Add..." button.

To change an existing account, click on the Name of the account and click on the "Change..." button.

To remove an existing account, select the Name of the account and click on the "Remove" button.

Setup Email


This screen shows you the main settings of your email account.

Setup Email

User Information
Your Name: Enter any name you would like (e.g. swissmail.org, John etc.). This name will show in the "From:" field as sender's name.

E-mail Address: Enter your swissmail.org email address.

Server Information
Incoming mail server (IMAP): Choose one of the following incoming POP/IMAP* mail servers:
IMAP no SSL (unsecure): imap.swissmail.org (or imap.generalmail.com or imap.dombox.com)
IMAP with SSL (secure): secure.swissmail.org
POP no SSL (unsecure): pop.swissmail.org (or imap.generalmail.com or imap.dombox.com)
POP with SSL (secure): secure.swissmail.org (or secure.generalmail.com or secure.dombox.com)

*POP and IMAP are protocols used by your email client. We recommend to use the IMAP protocol, as this protocol offers you the possibility to synchronize your emails between your PC/Mac and our server, i.e. your emails will not be deleted from our server (unless you delete them), whereas POP3 downloads the emails to your PC/Mac and deletes them from our server.

Logon Information
User Name: Enter your User Name here (case sensitive!).
Password: Enter your password here (case sensitive!).

Remember password: At your option.
Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA): Do NOT select!
Click on the button for additional setup properties...

Click on the General tab in the Internet E-mail Settings window.

Setup Email

Mail Account: Enter any name you like into the space provided.

Other User Information

Organization:
Leave blank or enter any name you like.
Reply E-mail: Enter your swissmail.org email address here.


Click on the Outgoing Server tab in the Internet E-mail Settings window.

Setup Email

My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Do select!


Click on the Advanced tab in the Internet E-mail Settings window.

Setup Email

Server Port Numbers

Incoming mail (IMAP/POP): Enter the appropriate port number of the IMAP/POP mail server.
IMAP no SSL (unsecure): 143
This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) - Do not select this option.
IMAP with SSL (secure): 993
This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) - Do select this option.
POP no SSL (unsecure): 110
This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) - Do not select this option.
POP with SSL (secure): 995
This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) - Do select this option.

Outgoing mail (SMTP): Enter the appropriate port number of the outgoing mail server.
SMTP no SSL (unsecure): 25
This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) - Do not select this option.
SMTP with SSL (secure): 465
This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) - Do select this option.

Server Timeouts: If you have a slow Internet connection, we recommend you increase the timeout setting accordingly.

NOTE: If you want to use SSL encrypted (secure) access, then you will have to install Microsoft's Service Pack 3 first.