Strikingly Email: Check Emails through Email Clients using IMAP(or POP3) and SMTP

Set up IMAP and change your SMTP settings to read email messages in other mail clients, like Windows Mail, iPhone, etc. When you use IMAP, you can read your email messages on multiple devices, and messages are synced in real-time. If you don't have a custom email address, visit Strikingly Email: Creating Custom Email Addresses.


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What is IMAP?

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) allows you to access your email from the server. The emails are stored on the server and it syncs with all devices where you have your email configured. When a new email comes in and you read it on your phone, your email will show "Read" when you access your email on your laptop. 


What is POP3?

Post Office Protocol (POP) allows you to also access your email on whatever device you have your email configured. However, the emails are not stored on any server. For instance, if you open your email client on your phone, your new emails are downloaded on your phone and are not stored on the server. When you access your email from your computer, it will not download the emails previously downloaded on your phone. 


What is SMTP?

Simple Message Transfer Protocol (SMTP) allows your email client to send your email messages to your email server. It's also the protocol responsible for sending your message to the mailbox of your recipient email server. 


Why should I use IMAP and not POP3?

Based on the definition above, we recommend using IMAP because it allows you to sync your email messages across all devices where you have your email configured. Since POP3 doesn't store emails on the server, there are cases when you think you've lost your email when in fact, it was downloaded on another device earlier. 


How do I set up IMAP and SMTP?

Make sure that you can log in to your MyStrikingly Email account first before you set up your email client. Click on one of the links below to check the step-by-step guide for your email clients:


If your email client isn't listed, use the table below to add your email client.

  • Full Name or Display Name: Your name
  • Account Name, User Name, or Email address: The complete email address of your email account
  • Password: The password of your email account


Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

Server hostname
Port 993
Authentication Autodetect/Password (depending on your email client)


Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

Server hostname
Port 465
Authentication Autodetect/Password (depending on your email client)


If you want to use POP:

Incoming Mail (POP) Server

Type POP or POP3
Server hostname
Port 995 (SSL enabled) or 110 (SSL disabled)
Authentication Autodetect/Password (depending on your email client)




If you'd like to receive all emails sent to your MyStrikingly email to your other inbox, you can set up email forwarding.


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