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DirectAdmin - Connecting your Email Client to your Mailbox (ie: Outlook)

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Before you can use your email you will need to create your email accounts from the DirectAdmin control panel. 

If you have not done this log into the control panel and under the E-mail Management heading click "Email Accounts" then "Create Mail Account"

These basic settings can be used with all email programs:

Incoming / Outgoing Server:
Username: Your full email address

Password: Your mailbox password

IMAP Port: 993

POP3 Port: 995

SMTP Port: 587 (or, 25)

  • Server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
  • Apple Mail users should tick "Use SSL"
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP) requires password authentication, same as the incoming mail server

What is the difference between POP and IMAP and which type should I choose?

POP will download all email to your computer and store it locally, deleting the email from the server. This means previously viewed email is only available on the last computer or device that you used to check your email. Only use POP if you will access your email from one computer or device.

IMAP will store the email on the server and keep email synced between all your devices. This is recommended if you access email from multiple computers or devices such as your computer, your phone and your tablet. However, since IMAP keeps a copy of all your email on the server this will eat into the disk space allowance of your web hosting plan.

So for most people IMAP is the best option.

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