Generic Server Settings

For reading mail

  • We strongly recommend that you use IMAP. When you use IMAP your mail is kept on Happyserver. This means that you can access it from different computers using IMAP or webmail. Also, if your computer is stolen, or has a hard disk failure, your email will still be available to you, using another computer.
    The server setting for IMAP should be imap.happyserver.co.uk
  • POP is available, but note that POP will, by default, download your email from Happyserver to the computer you are using. This means that you will only be able to access your messages from that one computer, and webmail will not be useful to you. If your computer breaks or is stolen you will lose your messages. However, if you must use POP, then the server setting should be pop.happyserver.co.uk
  • You must also use secure settings (you will find the phrases SSL or STARTTLS used), You should use the equivalent of Required, STARTTLS.

For sending mail

  • The name of the SMTP server should be smtp.happyserver.co.uk
  • You will also need to find settings for SMTP AUTH (authentication). Again, you are likely to find the phrases SSL or STARTTLS used and should use the equvalent ofRequired, STARTTLS. In most mail programs you will also need to enter your email address in a User ID field. If you have a port setting for SMTP change this from 25 to 587 (if port 587 does not work, change the setting to 465 instead).