Setting up IMAP Email Account on iOS

For the purposes of this article we will be setting up the account using the following details:

  • Email
  • Password: of 1234567890

Please remember to substitute these details with your own credentials

You can setup your iPhone or iPad to receive mail from one of your mailboxes as follows

Step 1

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Other > Add Mail Account

Step 2

On the next screen enter the following settings

Name: Your business or your own name 

Password: 1234567890

Description: Your own description for the mailbox

Step 3

Press Save

Step 4

On the next screen, leave IMAP selected at the top and enter the following settings:

Incoming Mail Server

Host Name: 

(Or the mail server host name/IP address)

Password:  1234567890

Outgoing Mail Server


(Or the mail server host name/IP address) 

Password:  1234567890

Step 5

Press Save

Step 6

You will then get a message saying .Cannot Connect Using SSL. Do you want to try setting up the account without SSL?. Press Yes.

It should then connect to the mail server and the account will be setup.


* If you are having problems with sending mail, you may need to change the port for the SMTP server.  You can do this by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Select the mail account > SMTP > Primary Server >

Server Port and changing this to 587.