POP, POP3, and SMTP are all acronyms used in configuring email. We’ll look at what they mean and how they relate.
To understand how ports work, we need to step back just a little and first understand what happens when computers attempt to communicate with each other on the internet.
Microsoft has enabled POP3, IMAP, and SMTP access to Outlook.com, and thus to Hotmail accounts. I’ll walk you through the settings.
Yahoo! now supports accessing your Yahoo! Mail account using POP3 and IMAP on your desktop email program or other device.
It is often quite simple to set up one email address as your main address that picks up all your other email – depending on the services you use on various accounts. The trick is deciding which way you want to go.