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Email Client Setup Overview


What is an Email Client?

An email client is an application or a program on your computer or smartphone that allows you to view or download your emails from a server to your device, allowing you access to your emails. Some of the commonly used email client applications are Outlook, Thunderbird, and MacMail.

Configuring your preferred email client will require you to enter your mail server details and ports. The article Email Connection Settings provides the matching settings you need for setting up your email client.

It is recommended to use the SSL settings for your emails as they encrypt your email content, thus providing it an extra layer of security. Here is an article that specifically discusses the SSL settings for emails, POP3, or IMAP with SSL.

Please click the expands below to see a list of support guides for your preferred email client application.

Developer Support

Email clients are third-party applications with versions and updates that are not managed by HostGator. While we can provide assistance in setting up your emails using the generic email settings listed above, we recommend reaching out to your email client provider if you would like to seek further assistance on their product.

Desktop Email Clients

Mobile Email Clients

Troubleshooting Emails (FAQs)

Emails are considered essential nowadays, and being unable to send or receive emails can be frustrating. There are several possible causes of email issues, some of which can be fixed easily, while others may require further troubleshooting.

Please check out the article Email Troubleshooting to know more about the basic troubleshooting steps you can do to resolve common email issues.

Are you getting bounceback messages? These bounceback emails are a good resource for finding out why your emails are failing. You may want to check out the article Email Bounce Back Messages to know what's the meaning of these bouncebacks and how to resolve them.

Please click these links if you are able to receive emails but not send? or if you are able to send emails but not receive? to know what's the cause and what you can do to fix them.

Are you looking for the default email client configuration? Please check out the article Email Connection Settings.

Is your Outlook not working? Here is an article you can refer to Outlook Malfunctioning.

Perhaps you're interested in using webmail instead? You can use this article to learn How to Log into Webmail.

Are your email folders missing? Don't panic! Here is an article to help you out with Missing Sent, Trash, Drafts, Junk, and Other Folders.

You are currently in Optimized WordPress and wondering if you can set up emails in this type of hosting plan? You certainly can! Check out the article Manage Email Accounts - Optimized WordPress.

Still cannot find the email support guide that you're looking for? You can use our Knowledgebase or contact us via phone or Live Chat so we can assist you!