ANSWERED: How to Set Up Your Comcast Email Address with an Email Program
If you have questions about your specific program or email client, we've got you covered. Just head to the links section and pick your program. To ensure the security of our network and customers, we no longer support the use of port 25 for sending email. If you use an older email client (Outlook Express, Outlook, Mac Mail, etc.), this might impact your ability to send email. Learn more about port 25.
Email SettingsWhen your program asks you to set up your email, use these settings to connect your Comcast email:
- Incoming Mail Server Name: imap.comcast.net
- Incoming Mail Server Port Number: 993 with SSL ON
- If the Mail Client lets you select an authentication method, choose STARTTLS.
- If Needed: 143 with SSL ON
- Outgoing Mail Server Name: smtp.comcast.net
- Outgoing Mail Server Port Number: 587 (SMTP)
- If Needed: 465 (SMTPS)
- Encryption: TLS (use SSL if TLS isn't shown.)
- Authentication: Type in your Comcast username and password
Email Setup: Port Numbers and POP vs. IMAPWhen you're setting up your email account, your program will ask for some information about email "protocols." Here are a couple of things to know as part of your set-up:
Port Numbers: Your email port is how email moves from one email server to another. To protect your security and help prevent spam, we no longer support port 25. If you're using an older email program like Outlook Express, Outlook, or Mac Mail, you may have trouble sending email. Learn more about port 25.
POP vs. IMAP: POP (Post Office Protocol) and IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) are two different ways to get email in your email program. We recommend using IMAP for your Comcast email. POP can cause problems when checking your mail from more than one phone or computer because POP removes the mail from our server and delivers it to your device. IMAP makes it easier to sync your email on multiple devices because your folders and mail remain on our server until you move or delete them with your device. With IMAP, the email changes you make on one device, like your smartphone, are reflected on your other devices, like your laptop.
But if you'd still like to use POP, use these settings in your email program:
- Incoming Mail Server Name: pop3.comcast.net
- Incoming Mail Server Port Number: 995 (POP3 with SSL)
- Incoming Mail Server Port 110 is no longer supported. Make sure to use port 995 instead. You can check this in your email program's Settings, Advanced Settings or Preferences menu.
Need more help? Follow these links for steps and screenshots on your email program:
- Outlook 2013 or 2016
- Outlook 2010
- Outlook 2007
- Outlook Express
- Mail 9 on Mac OS X
- Apple Mail 7
- Mobile - iPhone
- Mobile - Android Mail (no longer available in modern versions of Android)
- Windows Live Mail 2011
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows Mail with Windows Vista
- Mozilla Thunderbird 16.0 and up