How to Enable IMAP in Go Daddy Email

By Andrew Todd

Go Daddy is a leading domain name and registration company. The company provides several email options for its clients, including a free email address with every domain name, with the option to upgrade to unlimited email. All Go Daddy email addresses come standard with the POP protocol, which allows you to sync your email to a third party program. IMAP, which is included with the Go Daddy unlimited email plan, is much more convenient when viewing emails on several machines, or if you download email to your cell phone, as well as your computer. Unlike POP, when a message is deleted or moved on an IMAP account, all forms of the message are effected on every computer and on the server. With POP accounts, the message remains on the server, and must be deleted or moved from each computer individually. If you would like to enable the IMAP email protocol on your Go Daddy email account, you must upgrade to Go Daddy unlimited email account.

Upgade Your Account

Step 1

Visit the Go Daddy website and log into your account using the text boxes at the top of the screen.

Step 2

Click "My Products" from the navigation bar and then select "Email."

Step 3

Click "Upgrade/Downgrade Email Account" if "Unlimited Email" is not displayed under "Plan." If "Unlimited Email" is displayed, proceed to the next section of this article.

Step 4

Click "Unlimited Email" and then click "Continue."

Step 5

Confirm the upgrade and then click "Checkout" to bill the credit card on file with Go Daddy for the account upgrade.

Set Up Your IMAP Account

Step 1

Visit the Go Daddy Web-based email website and then log into your email account.

Step 2

Click "Help" and then click "Email Client Settings." Write down the incoming and outgoing mail servers displayed on the screen.

Step 3

Open the account settings of your third party email software and either create a new account or edit the settings of your POP-configured account. For most email accounts, the settings are accessible by clicking "Tools" and then "Preferences" or "Email Accounts."

Step 4

Enter incoming and outgoing mail servers obtained from your Go Daddy account in the incoming mail server and outgoing mail server boxes. Enter "143" as the incoming port, if the "SSL" box is not checked, and enter "993" if it is. Enter "25," "80," "3535" or "587" in the outgoing port if the "SSL" box is not checked, and enter "465" if it is.

Step 5

Click "OK" to save the changes and close the window.