Mail.ru SMTP Settings
Mail.ru, which has over 100 million active email accounts and 400 million total mailboxes, has SMTP compatibility, allowing users to access their emails from any desktop or mobile device.
Below are the Mail.ru SMTP settings:
|SMTP Port:||465 SSL/TLS|
|SMTP Username:||Your full email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|SMTP Password:||Password generated for external applications (do not enter your Mail.ru password)|
Mail.ru Email Receiving Settings
Apart from SMTP, Mail.ru also supports POP3 and IMAP, allowing you to check your messages using other email programs, even when you are offline.
Here are the Mail.ru POP3 settings and the Mail.ru IMAP settings.
Mail.ru POP3 settings
|POP3 Username:||Your full email address (email@example.com)|
|POP3 Password:||Password generated for external applications (do not enter your Mail.ru password)|
Mail.ru IMAP settings
|IMAP Username:||Your full email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|IMAP Password:||Password generated for external applications (do not enter your Mail.ru password)|
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Key Points to Remember for Mail.ru
First, you must specify that the outgoing mail server (SMTP) requires authorization in the email program's settings.
Create a password for the external application and input it instead of your Mail.ru password to access your Mail.ru account through the email program.
Here is how to create a password for an external application:
- Go to Mail ID settings → Security → and Passwords for External Applications.
- Select Add from the drop-down menu.
- To give the password a title, type the application's name.
- Make a copy of the code.
- Rather than your usual Mail.ru password, enter a new password into the email software.
💡 Tip: If your email software requires a password each time you log in, use that external application password rather than your Mail.ru password. Although you can use one password for many email programs, you should create a new password each time for security reasons.
POP3 vs. IMAP: What’s The Difference
When setting up an email address in an email client, you must decide whether you wish to use POP3 or IMAP. Both are methods of connecting to the mail server to read your messages using an email client. But here is how they are different:
- IMAP is an acronym for Internet Message Access Protocol. The message is stored on the server rather than on the local device, such as a computer, with IMAP.
- The acronym POP3 stands for Post Office Protocol. It will connect to POP3 mail and attempt to keep the messages on the local device, whether computer or mobile.
Finally, if you will be accessing your email from several devices, IMAP is the way to go. If you only have one device and a high amount of messages, POP3 is the way to go. IMAP is more likely to meet the demands of the majority of organizations.
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