Email Access & Setup

This page will guide you through connecting to your @provide.net email account


All email clients use the same settings to connect to our service but may use different terms for some of them. Please remember that your username and password are case sensitive!

INCOMING Account Setting Recommended Value
Incoming mail server name: mail.provide.net
IMAP port:
Computers, Laptops, Tablets and SmartPhones
143
POP3 port:
Computers and Laptops
110
Username: your_email_address@provide.net
including "@provide.net" i.e.
username@provide.net
SSL Optional
OUTGOING Account Setting Recommended Value
Outgoing/SMTP mail server name: mail.provide.net
SMTP port: 587
Authentication: Required
Username: your_email_address@provide.net
including "@provide.net" i.e.
username@provide.net
SSL Optional

There are a variety of ways to access your Provide.net mail account including Webmail, POP3 and IMAP. Each come with advantages and disadvantages:

Access Advantages Disadvantages
Webmail No setup required

One copy of your email at all locations
Only basic contact management

Must be connected to view/manage your email
IMAP

Computers, Laptops, Tablets and SmartPhones
Access your e-mail from multiple computers Viewing messages while offline requires that your mail program has a feature such as synchronization
POP3

Computers and Laptops
Lowest connection speed requirements

Read & sort your email while offline
Suited for use with only a single computer/device

Some programs struggle with large emails when using dialup
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