How to Find a Server Address for Your Email

By Faizah Imani

When you have an email address, the email provider will assign a username and password that allows you to access your email through an online portal. If you want to access to your email outside of the online portal, you must set up the email account on your computer's email client or a mobile device. In order to set up your email, you must have the incoming and outgoing server addresses that are used by your provider. Otherwise, you won't be able to send and receive mail.

Step 1

Visit the website of your email service provider. Look in the "Help" section, "Forum" or "FAQ" (Frequently Asked Questions) section. In most cases, the email server settings will be listed in one of the three sections. The keywords to look for are "POP" or "IMAP" settings.

Step 2

Send an email message to your email provider's technical support team to get the incoming and outgoing mail server settings. Many email service providers will list an email address or online form for you to contact a technical support team or to ask technical questions.

Step 3

Contact your email service provider by telephone if you have the telephone number. Ask the company representative to provide you with the server addresses for your email. You will likely have to provide proof that you are the owner of an account with the email service provider before any information is given over the telephone. This protocol will vary by company.