Web-Mail security

Posted: Sep 27, 2013 in Security

Web-mail is a convenient way to access email if you are not using your own computer.
If you use your own device or computer, accessing your email with real email software is faster, more convenient to manage, and easier to keep secure.

Increasingly email providers use the web experience to scan your emails and show adverts based on the content.
If they do not have a warrant to scan your emails, they should not be looking at them.
Use web-mail only as a backup, not your first choice.

Webmail settings/configuration
For use in a normal/standard email program/client/phone app.
“IMAP” is more flexible than “POP3”, so try IMAP first.

After you have setup your software, you will be able to claim a free SSL security certificate, or install PGP key based encryption.

Hotmail/Outlook POP3 and IMAP email configuration
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): imap-mail.outlook.com (port 993) (use SSL)
Incoming Mail Server (POP3): pop-mail.outlook.com (port 995) (use SSL)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp-mail.outlook.com (port 25 or 587) (use SSL) (use authentication)


Yahoo! POP3 and IMAP email settings
* First, log into Yahoo Web-mail & enable “POP” from the “Mail Options”
Incoming Mail Server (POP3): pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk (port 995) (use SSL)
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): imap.mail.yahoo.com (port 993) (use SSL)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk (port 465) (use SSL) (use authentication)


AOL IMAP email settngs
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): imap.aol.com (port 993 (use SSL )
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.aol.com (port 587) (use authentication)


Google Gmail IMAP email settngs

Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): imap.gmail.com (port 993) (use SSL)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com (port 465 or 587) (use SSL) (use authentication)

Google POP3/IMAP Config help

 Extra free privacy and security
http://www.gnupg.org (all OSs)

  1. kai4freunde says:

    Hotmail & Outlook.com: IMAPS4: imap-mail.outlook.com:993 (SSL) – SMTPS: smtp-mail.outlook.com:587 (TLS):cry:


  2. dr-flay says:

    :whistle: Hmm, I should update this now that the service is called Outlook.*EDIT*Allrighty then. How's that ?I figured it may be worth adding some extra security options for added value :yes:


  3. greatZenaida says:

    Originally posted by kai4freunde:

    imap-mail.outlook.com:993 (SSL) – SMTPS: smtp-mail.outlook.com:587 (TLS)

    Originally posted by dr-flay:

    Allrighty then. How's that ?

    :yes: I have that account on my windows tablet..I saw all your links… interesting!:) anyway, I will try what I can do to link in, and about amateur photography I will think about it…sounds a good 💡 & 😎


  4. dr-flay says:

    IMAP is always better if you can get it to work.Use the POP setting if it does not :up: It can be much easier to download all your email, and organise them off-line, so good luck :cheers: I will visit your links page soon, and see what you found 😀 You can even use RSS feeds from My Opera pages, so you can also add the photography (or whatever interests you) groups you use here.


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