E-Mail Setup

You can always check your e-mail via our web based mail service, and some of our clients do this completely. However, you can also use a mail reader installed on your local computer(s). We strongly recommend IMAP for reading your mail under most circumstances as this allows you to check your mail from multiple locations and provides a backup in case your computer or your mail reader has problems.

Generic Setup

These instructions are generic, and work with any mail reader. If using a mail reader like Outlook which is oriented towards one specific type of mail service, you may need to select “Standard” or “Internet” mail service.

You must include your username and password for both the outgoing mail and the incoming. Your username is your e-mail address, all lower case.

Incoming Server (IMAP)

Server Name mail.dailydata.net
Connection Security StartTLS
Authentication Method Normal Password
Port 143

Outgoing server (SMTP)

Server Name smtp.dailydata.net
Connection Security StartTLS
Authentication Method Normal Password
Port 587

Note: using IMAP will allow you to maintain all of your folders and messages across instances. You can make a change via webmail, and those changes are reflected in your mail program on your computer.

This is because with IMAP, the messages are actually stored on the mail server, not your computer (actually, you can tell most mail programs to copy them to your computer also, but the server remains the “real” list). An IMAP mail reader actually sends your commands to the mail server, the server then makes the changes, then the mail reader on your computer is updated. So, if you delete a message in Thunderbird or Outlook, it actually tells the mail server to delete the message, then rereads the list of messages from the mail server and updates its list of available messages. Because of this, if two or more people check mail at the same time, messages may “magically” disappear before you get a chance to read them!

iPhone / iPad

The iPhone and iPad work as in the default settings. However, when you change the outgoing (SMTP) to TLS/SSL, the port may change. You must manually change it back to 587