Configure Incredimail for HotPOP

Incredimail is not an email server, but rather, an email client. It is, according to, “A program used to read and send email messages. As opposed to the email server, which transports mail, an email client is what the user interacts with.” 1) What it offers “is a fun and easy to use email client that adds spice to the messages you send.” 2) Having said that, Incredimail does not offer it's own email accounts like AIM, Gmail or Hotmail. What this means is, if you want to use Incredimail and you want to use POPFile, you have to use one or more of these email accounts, too. If not for POPFile, the following instructions would best be served on an Incredimail help file. It is assumed that one already has an email account configured and needs only to know how to add POPFile. However, email accounts are added to Incredimail, just like POPFile. It is for this reason that additional guidelines are included here to the Incredimail 'How To' files.

Sign up for a HotPOP account here.

Visit this Incredimail page for preliminary instructions concerning HotPOP.

Follow the first two steps, then skip step three and jump to the section called 'Manually Configuring the Email Account'. Incredimail won't automatically configure HotPOP. Follow steps one through five, then return here.

Configure Incredimail for HotPOP using POPFile

OK – Next we’ll configure Incredimail to work with POPFile. Follow these steps:

(1) Open Incredimail. Click on 'Tools', scroll down and click on 'Accounts…'

(2) Highlight the HotPOP account you configured above and click 'Properties'

(3) On the 'General' tab, you can change the 'Account Name' to your first name, your nickname or any other name as you would like it to appear in your emails

(4) On the 'Servers' tab, you need to make the following changes. Note the original Incoming Mail Server (under 'Servers Information') and Username (under 'Incoming Mail Server') and write them down

(5) Change the Incoming Mail Server to:

(6) Change the Username to:[email protected]

(7) Check 'Remember password'. The values used in step 6 are the original Incoming Mail Server and Username that you wrote down in step 4 above. Be sure to use the entire Username including the ''. The 'Username' is usually the name before the '', but with HotPOP, you must sign in with the entire address, so you use the same here. Notice that a colon ':' is used to separate these two values (this is the default separator used by POPFile; if you have configured POPFile to use a different separator, use that instead)

(8) Next, if you haven't already done so, you need to click 'My server requires authentication' under the 'Outgoing Mail Server' section. Open 'More Settings' and click 'Log on using' with the following:

[email protected]  (same as your Username used to sign in)
password  (same as your Password used to sign in and is case-sensitive)

(9) Check 'Remember password' and click 'OK'

(10) On the 'Advanced' tab, you shouldn't need to change the settings. The 'Server Port Numbers' are:

Outgoing Mail (SMTP):  25   This server does not require a secure connection (SSL)
Incoming Mail (POP3): 110   This server does not require a secure connection (SSL)

(11) Finally, under the ‘Delivery’ section, the ‘Leave a copy of messages on server’ is normally unchecked. If, for any reason, you want to leave copies of your messages on your server, check this box. Then, check the box ‘Remove from server after’ and click ‘up or down’ a short number of days before messages are deleted – a good idea if you don’t visit the original server often!

Regarding HotPOP, all three boxes in this section should probably remain UNCHECKED. HotPOP is meant to be used with other mail clients, so don't save your messages here.

(12) Click 'OK' and then click 'Close' to finish the configuration. Go check your mail!

howtos/hotpop.txt · Last modified: 2008/02/08 19:49 by

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