Your First Account

Postbox automatically finds the optimal settings for major e-mail providers. If your email settings are more custom, Postbox also offers a manual setup option.

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Choose an E-Mail Account to Use

Pick an IMAP e-mail account of yours for trying out Postbox. Postbox is great for POP accounts, too, but the following guide applies primarily to IMAP accounts.

The Account Wizard

Enter your name, your e-mail address, your password for the e-mail account, and make sure "Remember Password" is checked. Press Continue.

Postbox Account Wizard

(To manually enter settings, enter your email address, then click the Manual Setup link in the upper right corner.)

Postbox will then attempt to find the best settings for your account:

Postbox Account Wizard

If Postbox cannot find the settings for your provider, you'll need to enter them manually. Use Google to search for the correct settings for your account. For example, if you have a Yahoo! account, search for "Yahoo! IMAP Settings," or if you are within a work environment, ask your IT manager for the correct settings to use.

When everything is correctly entered, click "Done."

If you cannot connect, please see: Trouble-Shooting Account Setup.