Topics

  • Finding Information About Your Account Settings
  • Setting up your Email for Outlook (2013) on Windows 10
  • Using SSL to secure your email

Finding Information About Your Account Settings

If you need help finding your username and other configuration settings, see this article: https://www.pair.com/support/knowledge_base/e-mail/setting_up_an_e-mail_reader.html
Setting up your Email for Outlook (2013) on Windows 10

1. Open the Outlook application on your computer

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2. Click Next on the welcome screen, and Next with ëYesí selected to set up an email account

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3. Select the Manual Setup option and click Next

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4. Choose POP or IMAP as the service and click Next

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5. Enter your Name and your Email Address
6. Choose the service type and enter the Host Name for both your incoming and outgoing mail server
7. Type your pair Networks username, then the @ symbol, followed by your full domain name in the User Name field (e.g. USERNAME@example.com) and enter your Pair Networks password
8. On the same screen, click More Settings

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9. On the Outgoing Server tab, tick the box to require authentication and choose to use the same settings as incoming mail.

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10. On the Advanced tab, select SSL as the type of encrypted connection for the incoming and outgoing mail servers, enter port 993 or 995 for incoming and 465 or 587 for outgoing and click OK

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11. Ensure the account test successfully completes logging into the incoming server and sending a test email. Close the test window and click Next to finish

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Using SSL to Secure Your Email

pair Networks provides support for SSL/TLS and STARTTLS encryption for all IMAP, POP, and authenticated SMTP connections. Using encryption is an important way to prevent your password from being stolen.

POPS/IMAPS only secures the connection between your email reader and the mail server. Once it reaches the mail server, it will be in plain text. For additional security, you would need to encrypt the email message itself.
The port for POPS is 995, the port for the IMAPS is 993, and the ports for encrypted authenticated SMTPAUTH are 465 and 587. These are the standard ports for these services, and you should not need to manually set them.

Please note that we replaced the secure certificate used to provide POPS, IMAPS, and SMTPS email services (sending and receiving email over SSL). Our SSL certificate vendor has changed to a new “root” certificate, which is recognized by most, but not all, email programs.

If your email program begins returning errors and indicates that the server certificate is not recognized, please download the root certificate below and install it within your email program. The specifics of how to install a certificate will vary from program to program — please consult the help files of your program for details.

Add Trust External CA Root.crt

Please also note that our mail servers use an SSL certificate. If you use this SSL option in conjunction with a domain name, your email reader may warn you that the domain names do not match. Some email readers will allow you to ignore this warning. In these cases, your incoming email will remain secure.
However, some email readers will not let you proceed if the secure certificates do not match. If this occurs, please verify your incoming server settings as follows:
For accounts created prior to June 1, 2011: mailX.pair.com
(where X is your server number)
For accounts created on or after June 1, 2011: username.mail.pairserver.com
(where “username” is your main account username)