Windows Mail IMAP Settings

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Windows Mail IMAP Setup

If you did not configure email as a part of the Internet Setup Wizard, you may need to configure Windows Mail manually to retrieve your Sonic.net email.

Open Windows Mail. First you will be prompted for your name. Uses spaces and capitalization as you please. Click "Next" to continue.

Enter your name

Now provide your email address. This will be your Sonic.net account name followed by "@sonic.net". Click "Next" to continue.

Enter your email address

Windows Mail needs to know which mail servers to get mail from and to send mail through. The incoming mail server is a IMAP server, and its name is "imap.sonic.net". The outgoing mail (SMTP) server is named "mail.sonic.net". Click "Next" to continue. Provide mail servers

To retreive mail from pop.sonic.net, Windows Mail will need your Account Name & Password. Please note that your Account Name is always in lowercase for this purpose, and that your password is case-sensitive. Select "Remember Password" to prevent having to type your password every time you check for new mail. Click "Next" to continue.

Account Name & Password

Once all of the above information has been provided, Windows Mail is ready to be your mail client. You can start using it immediately. Click "Finish" to start using Windows Mail.

All done!

Note: In order to share your sent items, drafts, junk mail, and trash through the IMAP server, you will need to modify some [settings.shtml#imap account settings].

Windows Mail IMAP Settings

Getting to your Mail Account Settings

Mail Account settings can be located in Windows Mail by opening the Tools menu and selecting "Accounts." Tools -> Accounts

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Accounts Window

To view or change your Mail Account settings, select "imap.sonic.net" and click on the button labeled "Properties." Select your imap.sonic.net mail account

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General Properties

Your general settings include your name, your organization name (if any), and your reply email address. Here you can also select whether this account will be included in a general "send and receive" action.

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Server Properties

Your server settings include the incoming mail server name (imap.sonic.net), outgoing mail server name (mail.sonic.net), account name, and password.

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By default, Windows Mail will use the same login name and password for outgoing mail as for incoming mail. You can change this by clicking the "Settings" button.


Advanced Properties

The outgoing mail (SMTP) server operates on port 587 or 465. The incoming mail (IMAP) server operates on port 993. Sonic.net recommends the use of secure connections. Here you can optionally leave messages on the server.

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IMAP Properties

In order to share folders other than your Inbox, the following should be specified under the IMAP tab:

  • Set "Root folder path" to "INBOX." in uppercase with a trailing period.
  • Check the box labeled "Store special folders on IMAP server."
  • Set "Sent Items path" to "Sent"
  • Set "Drafts path" to "Drafts"
  • Set "Deleted Items path" to "Trash"
  • Set "Junk path" to "Junk"

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