How can I setup my POP\IMAP email accounts on my computer?

Most of the common mail clients, for ex. Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, will always require the same information specified, which is:

username

password

incoming mailserver 

outgoing mailserver

For Magnet e-mail accounts the username is the full e-mail address, the password is whatever was set up on the account when the mailbox was created and can be checked through cp.magnethosting.ie

For the incoming/outgoing mailserver you can use mail.blacknight.com.

N.B SSL is not supported

N.B Also, a note for apple mail clients (like macmail and the iPhone), they don’t refer to ‘SMTP Authentication’ as such . Instead it will give the option to enter a username and password for the outgoing mailserver, you should enable that and use the same details as the incoming mail server

SMTP Authentication

The below is a list of how to enable SMTP authentication on a number of popular email clients.

Outlook XP/2002/2003

* Open Outlook.
* Go to ‘Tools -> Email Accounts’.
* Select ‘View or change existing email accounts’ and click Next.
* Select your email account and click the Change button on the right.
* Click ‘More Settings’ on the right.
* Click the Outgoing Server tab.
* Tick ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’, and make sure ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’ is selected.
* Click OK to close the Internet Email Settings box.
* Click Finish to close the Email Accounts box.
Outlook 2007/2010

* Open Outlook.
* Go to ‘File -> Account Settings -> Account Settings’.
* Ensure that the E-mail tab is selected. Your email account should be listed
* Click on the account to highlight it, then click on the ‘Change’ button.
* Click ‘More Settings’ on the right.
* Click the Outgoing Server tab.
* Tick ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’, and make sure ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’ is selected.
* Click OK to close the Internet Email Settings box.
* Click Finish to close the Email Accounts box.
Outlook Express

* Open Outlook
* Go to ‘Tools -> Accounts’.
* Select the Mail tab
* Click on the your listed email account then click Properties on the right.
* Select the Servers tab.
* Under the Outgoing Mail Server tab, check the box My server requires authentication
* Confirm changes by clicking OK
Windows Mail

* Open Windows Mail.
* Go to ‘Tools -> Accounts’
* Click on your email account to highlight it, then click ‘Properties’ to the right.
* Select the Servers tab.
* Under the Outgoing Mail Server tab, tick the box ‘My server requires authentication’ and click Settings.
* Tick ‘Log on using’ and in the Account name field enter your email address, and then enter the password for this email account.
* Tick the box ‘Remember password’.
* Confirm changes by clicking OK
Entourage

* Open Entourage.
* Click ‘Tools -> Accounts’
* Click once on the name of the account you wish to edit to highlight it
* Click ‘Edit’ at the top of the Accounts window. Do Not click on the edit menu at the very top.
* Click the ‘Click here for advanced sending options’ option below the SMTP server box.
* Tick the box next to ‘SMTP server requires authentication’
* Confirm Changes
Apple Mail 4.x

* Open Apple Mail
* From the Mail menu choose Preferences
* On the lower right corner of the window, click on Server Settings… (under Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)). If this option is not visible, make sure you have the correct mail account selected, and that the Accounts and Account Information tabs are selected.
* Pull down the Authentication menu and select Password.
* Enter your username and password.
* Click OK.
* Restart Apple Mail

Apple Mail 5.x

* Open Apple Mail
* From the Mail menu choose Preferences
* Click on the “Accounts” tab
* Click on the box labelled “Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)” and choose Edit SMTP server list.
* Pull down the Authentication menu and select Password and enter your username (email address) and password.
* Click on the “OK” button.
* Restart Apple mail

Thunderbird:

* Go to ‘Tools -> Account Settings -> Outgoing Server (SMTP)’.
* Select the server and click the Edit… button.
* Check the ‘Use name and password’ option.
* Enter your username. Your username should be your full e-mail address (e.g., ‘joeblogs@mydomain.com’)
* Click “OK”.
* Thunderbird will ask you for your password the first time you send email and you can optionally save it at that time.

iPhone:

* Go to ‘Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calender -> your email account’.
* Click on the account name and then your SMTP hostname
* Click on your SMTP hostname again
* Enter your username and Password. Your username should be your full e-mail address (e.g., ‘joeblogs@mydomain.com’)
* Make sure the Authentication is set to Password