Configuring email client

 
It can be convenient to manage your email using an email client, like Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook. The table below shows the correct server settings which you will need to configure your email client. These settings are applicable to any email client or device on which your email account would be configured. We recommend using IMAP rather than POP.

Limited support for third-party email clients

As third-party applications are developed and supported by other companies, we cannot assist you in the configuration and use of these applications. We recommend contacting the software vendor if you experience persisting problems when using their software. For a number of clients we do have basic manuals in Dutch.

Your email is always accessible via our webmail clients

Greenhost offers different types of webmail. You can always log into your webmail from the login menu in the upper right-hand corner of our website.

The server settings for IMAP, POP and SMTP:

IMAP POP SMTP
server mail.greenhost.nl smtp.greenhost.nl
port 993 995 587 465
security TLS SSL TLS SSL TLS SSL

  • POP versus IMAP




Regarding receiving email Greenhost supports two different methods: IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol).

If you choose POP, all incoming email is taken off the mailserver and transferred to your computer. If you choose IMAP, then all your email stays on the server. So if you want to read a message with IMAP, you read this directly from the Greenhost-server.

Greenhost advises to use IMAP, because you can then optimally make use of our webmail and anti-spam facilities. With almost every mail program you can configure by yourself how the email should be handled. Open the support page for each program to see specific instructions how you can configure your email.

  • POP features:

      • – Fetched e-mail can be read offline too
      • – The mail is only stored on the computer with which you fetch the e-mail
      • – Suitable to read your email with a single device (computer);

  • IMAP features:

      • – All email is stored on the mailserver
      • – Your email is backupped automatically
      • – A connection is continuously needed to read the email (unless you configure your mail program otherwise)
      • – The size of your mailbox on the mailserver can become very large
      • – Suitable for fetching email with multiple devices

      Read the “Mailserver settings” of the pages for each mail program for precise configurations.