From Mailbag Documentation
Post Office Protocol (POP) is an application layer Internet standard protocol used to retrieve email from a remote server to a local client over a TCP/IP connection. Nearly all individual Internet Service Provider email accounts are accessed via POP3.
Also see the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.
Configuring your Email Client
If you would like step-by-step instructions on how to set up your Mailbag email account in a POP email client, then please refer to the configuration article links below. If you're just looking for the settings themselves, they're just a bit further down the page.
Email Client Configuration Articles
Please note that we don’t support any software issues related to your email client. If you are experiencing issues that are related to your email client, you will need to contact the email client's vendor. The email client setup articles below each contain a link to that email client's vendor support web site.
Email Client Settings
Receiving Username your Mailbag username (example: in firstname.lastname@example.org, joe is the username) Protocol/Mail Tye POP3 Incoming Port 110 Incoming Server Mailbag.com TLS or SSL OFF
Email Client Settings for Sending Messages
Sending Protocol SMTP TLS & SSL OFF Port* 25 or 587 Pop Before SMTP** ON SMTP Authentication OFF Server Mailbag.com
POP Clients and SPAM
By default, if you are using a POP email client to download and read your email, then you will not see any messages that the spam filter has marked as spam. This is because the filter moves spam to the Spam folder, and your mail client will only download email in the Inbox folder.
If you use a POP email client and want to see your spam messages, then you have two options:
- Log into http://webmail.mailbag.com at least once a week and check the contents of your Spam folder. Spam messages more than 7 days old are deleted from the server.
- Change your spam filtering options as follows so that spam messages are kept in the Inbox folder:
- SPAM Scanning = ON
- Subject Prefixing = ON (puts **SPAM( _SCORE_)** at the beginning of the subject line)
- Deliver Spam to which folder? = INBOX
For a listing of default spam settings and instructions on how to change the spam settings, see Anti-Spam Settings.
If you choose to download your spam messages, you may also be able to set up a filter rule within your email client to look for **SPAM in the subject line of emails and move those messages to a spam folder within your email client.