Get your email messages using POP3


You can read your email messages from a client or device that supports POP, like Microsoft Outlook and iPhone.

Here's how to use POP:

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click the Tools menu, and select Accounts or Account Settings...
  3. On the E-mail tab, click New...
  4. If you are prompted to Choose E-mail Service, select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and click Next.
  5. Use the information below to configure POP with your mail client.

If you're not using one of the clients or devices above, we offer general instructions on configuring some clients below.

Standard configuration instructions:

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server: bristol.specialservers.com
Port: 110   |   Use SSL: No
 
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server bristol.specialservers.com
Use Authentication: Yes
Port: 25   |   Use SSL: No
Server timeouts Greater than 1 minute, we recommend 5
Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
Account Name or User Name: your full email address e.g. (username@domain.com)
Email Address: your email address (username@domain.com)
Password: your email password

 

Using POP on multiple clients or mobile devices

If you're accessing your email on multiple clients through POP:

Outlook or Outlook Express: on the Advanced tab, check the box next to 'Leave a copy of messages on the server.'
Apple Mail: on the Advanced tab, remove the check next to 'Remove copy from server after retrieving a message.'
Thunderbird: on the Server Settings tab, check the box next to 'Leave messages on server.'


Get your email messages using IMAP

You can retrieve your Email messages with a client or device that supports IMAP, like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail.
Many clients will automatically configure the appropriate IMAP connection settings for your account, but confirm that the connection settings your client configures are the same as what's listed below.

Here's how to use IMAP:

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click the Tools menu, and select Accounts or Account Settings...
  3. On the E-mail tab, click New...
  4. If you are prompted to Choose E-mail Service, select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and click Next.
  5. Use the information below to configure IMAP with your mail client.

If you're not using one of the clients or devices above, we offer general instructions on configuring some clients below.

Standard configuration instructions:

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server: bristol.specialservers.com
Port: 143   |   Use SSL: No
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: bristol.specialservers.com
Use Authentication: Yes
Port: 25   |   Use SSL: No
Server timeouts Greater than 1 minute, we recommend 5
Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
Account Name or User Name: your full email address e.g. (username@domain.com)
Email Address: your email address (username@domain.com)
Password: your email password

 

Using IMAP on multiple clients or mobile devices

If you're accessing your email on multiple clients through IMAP:

Outlook or Outlook Express: on the Advanced tab, check the box next to 'Leave a copy of messages on the server.'
Apple Mail: on the Advanced tab, remove the check next to 'Remove copy from server after retrieving a message.'
Thunderbird: on the Server Settings tab, check the box next to 'Leave messages on server.'