Pop and IMAP Server
ClearOS provides both POP and IMAP servers for providing mail delivery to desktop clients.
If you did not select this module to be included during the installation process, you must first install the module.
You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:
Mail Server Protocols
The mail server supports four different protocols:
- Secure IMAP
- Secure POP
We strongly suggest using the secure protocols if possible. Keep in mind, you will need to generate an SSL Certificate to enable the secure protocol.
Some mail clients support the push e-mail feature (also known as the IMAP Idle feature). With this feature enabled on both the server and client, e-mail will appear in your mailbox as soon as it arrives. This feature is most useful on wireless and handheld devices. The following mail clients are known to support push e-mail (IMAP Idle):
- Thunderbird - Many platforms
- Chattermail - Palm Treo
- FlexMail - Windows Mobile
Mail Client Configuration
Secure POP - Mozilla Thunderbird
If you are using Mozilla's Thunderbird, click on
Secure POP - MS Outlook/Outlook Express
For Outlook and Outlook Express, click on
Next, click on the “Advanced” tab, and ensure the “This server requires a secure connection (SSL)” checkbox is enabled.
Secure POP - Other Mail Clients
For other mail clients, similar set-up/configuration will exist. Please refer to documentation for your mail client for specific instructions.
- POP - 110
- Secure POP - 995
- IMAP - 143
- Secure IMAP - 993