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I am trying to set up my e-mail account on my new tablet.  It want to know my account type (POP3 or IMAP).  

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@jpops wrote:

I am trying to set up my e-mail account on my new tablet.  It want to know my account type (POP3 or IMAP).  


You can use either.

 

The settings to configure an email client can be found here.

 


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Re: account typepersonal or bussines?

It really doesn’t matter unless you’re using Exchange. You’re going to see that IMAP is grayed out when you go to set the parameters of your account so IMAP is greyed out, next you'll type either pop. , or mail. , or you can use IMAP.

All of these will have  ".comcast.net" as  "SMTP.COMCAST.NET".  After which you'll click/tap "more" settings" you should only have to set 3 items, Outgoing, and advance 995 and 465/567. No I have had a day or so of not receiving any mail after 9 am and an issue connecting to the incoming server using the same credentials as the outgoing. If I change the 995 to 993 and the 2nd doesn’t matter too much I can connect a blink of an eye but the rest of the connections are "Hey man I think the Clock is SLOW" and has timed out. Odd you say yea!! Go figure. If you could please respond accordingly with your experience today! Thanks, this has happened a few times in the last 3 yrs. thanks again have a good day. Oh and are you using a 3rd party mail service like outlook??

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Re: account typepersonal or bussines?


@gofishen wrote:

It really doesn’t matter unless you’re using Exchange. You’re going to see that IMAP is grayed out when you go to set the parameters of your account so IMAP is greyed out, next you'll type either pop. , or mail. , or you can use IMAP.

All of these will have  ".comcast.net" as  "SMTP.COMCAST.NET".  After which you'll click/tap "more" settings" you should only have to set 3 items, Outgoing, and advance 995 and 465/567. No I have had a day or so of not receiving any mail after 9 am and an issue connecting to the incoming server using the same credentials as the outgoing. If I change the 995 to 993 and the 2nd doesn’t matter too much I can connect a blink of an eye but the rest of the connections are "Hey man I think the Clock is SLOW" and has timed out. Odd you say yea!! Go figure. If you could please respond accordingly with your experience today! Thanks, this has happened a few times in the last 3 yrs. thanks again have a good day. Oh and are you using a 3rd party mail service like outlook??


Residential email doesn't use Exchange, however, business does.

 

I posted the link for the correct settings above.


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