Want to do a Comcast email setup? So, get ready for it, because her in this blog you will find all the details about it. You can also use Xfinity Connect Page and app as they come with inbuilt setup ready and you don’t need to do setup Comcast email. However, if you choose using an email program instead then these settings will help you in setting up your Comcast mail.
If you any confusion or any query about a specific program or email client, then don’t worry as we have got you covered. Here in this blog, you will get all the information on email settings and more. You just need to head towards the link section and pick your program. As it will ensure the security of network and Comcast customers because Comcast no more supports the use of post 25 for sending an email. Hence, if you are using ole mail clients such as- Outlook Express, Outlook, Mac Mail, etc, this may impact your ability to the sent email. Below we have given the information for setting up the email setting, have a glance below.
Settings for Comcast Email :
When your program prompts you to set up your email you will be required to do few settings to connect your Comcast email. Hence, this will allow you to set up mail easily. Use below-mentioned settings:
- In ‘Incoming Mail Server Name’ enter- imap.comcast.net
- In ‘Incoming Mail Server Port Number’ enter- 993 with SSL ON
- Choose STARTTLS– If the Mail Client lets you select an authentication method
- If Needed: 143 with SSL ON
- In ‘Outgoing Mail Server Name’ enter- smtp.comcast.net
- In ‘Outgoing Mail Server Port Number’ enter- 587 (SMTP)
- If Needed: 465 (SMTPS)
- Enter under ‘Encryption’- TLS
- Under ‘Authentication’: Enter your Comcast username and password
If you are thinking which Comcast setting in the best, then don’t in just a few minutes you will get to know. Therefore, read further to know more.
IMAP vs. Port Number and POP3
When you are setting your email account, your program will ask for some information that you have to provide it. Otherwise, you won’t be able to access the account. It will ask for some information about email protocols and here we have given a couple of information that you will need for your Comcast email setup.
Port Number: Now you must be thinking what is the port number? Well, your email port is how email moves from one to another server. Hence, to protect your security and keep you safe from spam, Comcast no longer supports the port 25. Therefore, if you are using any older versions of email like- Outlook Express, Outlook or Mac Mail, then you may face issues in sending the emails.
POP vs. IMAP: If we talk about POP, then it is completely different from IMAP. These two are different from each other and work in two different ways to get an email in your email program. Therefore, after analyzing both the protocols we advise to use IMAP service for your Comcast email setup. IMAP generally not cause any issue, and it is very easy to use.
On the other hand, POP can raise issues when checking your mail from more than one phone or computer. As when using POP it removes the mail from the Comcast server and delivers it to your device. But IMAP makes it easier to sync your email on various devices. As with IMAP protocols, folders and mails remain of the server until you delete or remove them. There is one more advantage when using IMAP that is, when you make any change in the email using one device and then access your AOL account on other devices, it will also reflect the change on second and other devices that you use.
POP Setup for Comcast email:
After knowing about both the Comcast email protocols, it is your choice to select a suitable one that suits you. But, if you wish to use POP protocols, then follow below guide to setup Comcast email:
- Under ‘Incoming Mail Server Name’ enter- pop3.comcast.net
- Under ‘Incoming Mail Server Port Number’ select: 995 (POP3 with SSL)
- As Incoming Mail Server Port 110 is not supported now. Therefore, ensure to use port 995 instead. You can check this in your email program’s Settings, Advanced Settings or Preferences menu.
By performing the above settings you can setup Comcast email using IMAP or POP protocols. The setup will allow you to use your Comcast email account with other client accounts as well on multiple devices.