To send and receive emails from your Email Account in Gmail, open Gmail in your browser and click the settings (gear) icon in the top right of the screen.

Gmail settings

Click the Accounts and Imports tab and under the Check mail from other accounts option, click the Add a mail account link.

Add mail account to gmail

In the “Add a mail account” module, enter the email address from your hosting account and click next.

Add email address gmail

If you see the following step, choose the Import emails from my other account (POP3) and click next.

Select POP email account gmail

Then enter your  email account credentials and server information:

  • Username – Default is your email address
  • Password – The password you created or the strong password generated when creating the Email Account
  • Pop Server –
  • Port – 995
  • And check the box always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
  • Click add account

Enter credentials Gmail

If you would like to also be able to send emails from your Gmail account, choose the Yes, I want to be able to send mail as option.

send mail as option

You will then be asked to enter information about your other email address. Make sure to check the Treat as an alias box so that messages received from your  email account will appear in your Gmail inbox. Click Next Step when this is done.

enter information about your email address

Configure the send options:

  • SMTP Server – This is
  • Port – 587
  • Username – Default is your email address
  • Password – The password you created or the strong password generated when creating the Email Account

configure gmail send credentials

Click the Add account button. You’ll then receive a confirmation email in your Gmail inbox with the verification link/code you need to confirm this action. Open that email and verify the account, either by clicking on the verification link or by inputting the confirmation code in the modal.

verification link and confirmation code

You should now be able to send and receive emails from the Gmail client.

If you encounter an issue connecting to Gmail, contact

To send and receive emails from your Email Account in Outlook, begin by opening the Outlook desktop application and clicking File in the menu ribbon. Next, click the Add Account button.

Outlook client add account

Enter the hosting email address you wish to connect, and click the checkbox for the Let me set up my account manually option. Then, click Connect.

Outlook configuration for pop

Select POP as the type of email account you are connecting.

Choose pop email type

The information required to complete the POP email setup is located on the Email Accounts screen for the site associated with that address.

Go to the Active Email Accounts section and click the information button.

Email connection info button

Copy the connection information into the appropriate fields in Outlook’s POP setup screen.


Enter the following information into the indicated fields:

  • Servers – The same server, or host, is used for both incoming and outgoing email, so enter into both server fields.
  • Incoming port – The incoming port for all email accounts is 995. So, enter that number into the incoming mail port field.
  • Outgoing port – The outgoing port for all  email accounts is 587. So, enter that number into the outgoing mail port field.
  • Encryption method – TLS is enabled for all hosted email accounts, but there are two TLS options available in Outlook. It is important to select the STARTTLS option.

    Mac User?

    If you are configuring this in the Outlook app on an Apple device and don’t see the STARTTLS option for the Outgoing mail > Encryption method as noted above, try setting it to SSL and Port 465. Then, under Advanced Settings at the last step (as seen in the image below), switch the Authentication from Incoming Server Info to Username/Password.

Outlook pop configuration screen

When ready, click the Next button. On the next screen, Outlook will request the email account password. This is the password you chose or the strong password we provided when the email address was created. Enter the email address password into the field provided by Outlook and click Connect.

Outlook email address password field

You can now begin sending and receiving emails from the Outlook client using the connected  hosted email address.

Hosted email connected to Outlook success

11.3.4 Windows Mail

Link to chapter 3


Windows Mail does not have an option to remove email from the server after you’ve downloaded or synced it to your client. This means that once your 100Mb limit for the connected email account is reached, email will cease functioning. This guide is provided as a configuration example for your convenience, but we do not recommend this client.

To send and receive emails from your email account in Windows Mail, first open the Mail app in Windows 10. In the application settings, click Manage accounts, and then click Add account.

In the application settings, click Manage accounts, and then click Add account.

From the list of account types, click Advanced setup. On the next screen, select Internet email.

rom the list of account types, click Advanced setup.

Enter the account information associated with your email address:

  • Email address – Your  email address.
  • User name – Your email address.
  • Password – The password associated with your email account.
  • Account name – The name associated with your email account.
  • Incoming email server –
  • Account type – POP3.
  • Outgoing email server –

Enter your WPMU DEV account details.

Click Sign in to finish adding your account. Once finished, you should be able to send and receive email from Windows Mail using the connected email address.

Follow these instructions to connect your email account to the Mail application included with your Mac computer or Apple iOS devices.

Choose the Add an account option or (+) icon in the Mail application preferences for a laptop or desktop computer, or from the preferences in your iOS device select, Add Account.

connecting apple mail to hosting email

Choose the Other option in the list of clients.

apple mail connect to Hub options


  • Your name
  • Email address associated to your email account
  • The password you created or the strong password generated by when the email account was created

And click the Sign-in button. This will display the message, Unable to verify the account name or password, message.

Apple mail connect to the Hub

Be sure to switch account type to POP and for the incoming and outgoing mail servers input

Select the Apps you want to use with the account and click done.

You should now be able to send and receive emails from your Apple devices using the Mail application.

You can access additional configuration options for your POP account in the mail configurations options.

Apple Mail Configuration options

Note that if you’re setting this up on an iPhone, you may need to double-check that SMTP is enabled for this account (with correct username & password), and SSL is set to port 587.

SMTP setup for Apple Mail integration