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How do I configure my PC or mobile email client program?

For PC users:
The procedure to configure email settings will depend on the program. The following is provided for Mozilla Thunderbird:
  1. TOOLS > ACCOUNT SETTINGS > ACCOUNT ACTIONS > ADD MAIL ACCOUNT
  2. Enter your name, email address, and password.
  3. Check the box to REMEMBER PASSWORD if you don't want to enter it every time you check mail.

For Android users:
  1. MAIL > OTHER (POP3/IMAP)
  2. Enter your email address and password

For Apple users:
  • SETTINGS > MAIL, CONTACTS, CALENDARS > ADD ACCOUNT > OTHER > ADD MAIL ACCOUNT > IMAP
  • Enter your name and email address and an optional description
  • OUTGOING SERVER:
    • HOSTNAME: smtp.afo.net
    • USERNAME: the part of your email address in front of the @ sign
    • PASSWORD: your email password
    • ensure USE SSL is checked
    • AUTHENTICATION: ensure PASSWORD is selected
    • SERVER PORT: 587
  • INCOMING SERVER:
    • HOSTNAME: imap.afo.net
    • USERNAME: the part of your email address in front of the @ sign
    • PASSWORD: your email password
    • ADVANCED SETTINGS:
      • USE SSL should be checked
      • AUTHENTICATION: ensure PASSWORD is selected
      • IMAP PATH PREFIX: leave blank
      • SERVER PORT: 143

For all mobile and PC users:
Typically, all you have to do is enter your email address and password and the client will do the rest.
The settings below are provided are for those situations where automatic configuration does not work.

GENERAL SETTINGS
EMAIL ADDRESSusername@afo.net
PASSWORDuser password
ACCOUNT TYPE/PROTOCOLIMAP

INCOMING SERVER SETTINGS
USERNAMEThe part of the user email address which appears before the @ sign.
PASSWORDuser password
IMAP SERVERIn most cases this will be imap.afo.net but some programs may accept afo.net
SECURITY TYPEMicrosoft Outlook: STARTTLS
Mozilla Thunderbird: SSL
PORT143
IMAP PATH PREFIXDon't alter this
Extra settings for Outlook check REQUIRE LOGIN USING SECURE PASSWORD AUTHENTICATION (SPA)
REQUIRE SIGN-INYes
Extra settings for Outlook
if ADVANCED button present
ADVANCED > set ENCRYPTION TYPE to AUTO

OUTGOING SERVER SETTINGS
USERNAMEThe part of the user email address which appears before the @ sign.
PASSWORDuser password
SMTP SERVERIn most cases this will be smtp.afo.net but some programs may accept afo.net
SECURITY TYPEMicrosoft Outlook: STARTTLS
Mozilla Thunderbird: SSL
PORT587
IMAP PATH PREFIXDon't alter this
REQUIRE SIGN-INYes (user may have to fill in username and password again here)
Extra settings for Outlook check REQUIRE LOGIN USING SECURE PASSWORD AUTHENTICATION (SPA)
click MORE SETTINGS
select OUTGOING SERVER > REQURES AUTH + REQUIRE SPA
click the ADVANCED tab > set both to AUTO

ACCOUNT OPTIONS
INBOX CHECKING FREQUENCY15 min (or longer)
CHECK EMAIL FROM THIS ACCOUNT BY DEFAULTuser preference
NOTIFY ME WHEN EMAIL ARRIVESuser preference
SYNC EMAIL FROM THIS ACCOUNTuser preference
AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOAD ATTACHMENTS WHEN CONNECTED TO WIFIYes