What email protocols are supported?
OnlyMyEmail supports all standard protocols and methods for sending and retrieving email and can be used with the email software or hardware of your choice.
For receiving email the most common protocol is POP3 and our mail servers can be reached at mail.ome-hosting.com.
Using this protocol any computer/tablet/phone can download messages from our servers. If you use multiple devices you might want to configure your system to "leave mail on server" for a few days in order to allow each device time to download each message. For more on this subject, see: Email Basics
A more advanced option for keeping multiple devices in synch with one another is the IMAP protocol which also uses: mail.ome-hosting.com.
IMAP allows all of your computers/devices to access your mailbox on our servers. Actions performed on one device will be synchronized with the others. This includes sending or deleting messages, saving drafts, and moving emails with your folders. Unlike POP3, the IMAP protocol does not automatically delete downloaded messages from our server. As a result, if you don't manually delete old messages then you can quickly exceed your disk storage quota on our servers.
In addition to the selection of protocol, you can also choose among various security levels as well. In most cases your software will automatically configure to use the right settings, but in case you need to manually set these options, or just want to know that they are available, we support:
- TLS over the standard ports (110 for POP3, and 143 for IMAP)
- SSL over alternate ports (995 for POP3 S, and 993 for IMAP S)
- Unencrypted communications over standard ports
When it comes to sending mail, clients should use also use mail.ome-hosting.com and we support:
- SMTP with TLS over ports 25 (standard port)
- Port 587 (mail submission)
- SSL+SMTP over port 465
- Unencrypted connections on ports 25, and 587
In all cases we require that you enable "SMTP Authentication" within your email hardware or software device.
If you're on the go, and have access to a public computer, or some other computer you don't want to configure with your credentials you can use our webmail service at webmail.ome-hosting.com. Just be sure to log-out when you're done so the next person who uses that computer can't access your email.