Access your Ptd.net (PenTeleData) email with IMAP
1. What’s the difference between IMAP and SMTP?
The short explanation is that IMAP connects to your email provider’s server and receives email, whereas SMTP connects to other servers and sends mail.
IMAP (Internet Message Access Technology) is a protocol that asks your email service provider to save all of your messages and folders on their servers. Because everything is constantly saved on their server, you will be able to logon to your email account and view whatever you’ve received, whether you’re using an email client or webmail.
2. Does Mailbird Support IMAP? / Does Mailbird Support POP3?
Yes. To connect to most email providers, Mailbird uses IMAP or POP3. When you enter your email address, Mailbird’s technology can instantly determine the server settings.
If it is unable to detect the settings, you can manually configure your email by inputting the information provided by your provider for their server settings, such as the IMAP or POP3 Port and IMAP or POP3 Security.
You’ll also need to enter the username and password that your email provider issued to you.
3. What does “port” mean in my email settings?
The “port” can be compared to an address number. The port identifies the application running on the computer in the same manner that an IP address identifies its location.
There are a few typical port numbers; while configuring your email server for Mailbird, always follow the suggested values.
4. How do I know if I need POP3 or IMAP?
Select IMAP if saving space on your desktop is important to you, or if you’re concerned about email backups. This implies that your emails will be saved on your email provider’s server.
POP3 will retrieve and save your emails locally before deleting them from the server. This will free up space on your server, but the emails will be unavailable online if something happens to your local storage. POP3 is a suitable choice if you are only interested in having a local copy of your files.
5. Can I set up Mailbird for Mac?
Mailbird for Mac is coming soon! Unfortunately, Mailbird is not currently available for our Apple-using pals. If you’d like to stay up to date with Mailbird for Mac, sign up for the mailing list.
6. How can I import my old emails?
If your old emails are still in your account, they will be imported automatically. The IMAP protocol synchronizes your emails and folders with your email server, allowing you to handle your emails from any device linked to your account.
Once you’ve added your Ptd.net account to Mailbird, you’ll be able to access your emails right away; there’s no need to do anything else.
Note that due of IMAP protocols, you won’t be able to import emails from your local server.
7. How can I manually set up Ptd.net on Mailbird?
This page will lead you through the process of creating a Mailbird email account. The manual process is described in Step 6.