Secure SMTP - Setup Guides
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What is Secure SMTP?

Secure SMTP (What is SMTP? See glossary below) allows users to send email securely using SSL/TLS (What is SSL?, See glossary below) through connections using the outgoing mail server (smtp.imageway.com). To use the Secure SMTP service, you must configure your e-mail software following the instructions listed below.

Do I need to setup Secure SMTP?

The Secure SMTP service only needs to be setup in your e-mail software if one of the following applies to you.

(NOTE: You do not have to use our SMTP server to send out email. You can use your local Internet Provider's server to send mail off of. Contact your Internet Service Provider (Phone Company or Cable Company) and ask them what SMTP server they have available for you to use.)

Who can use it?

Anyone that uses our SMTP server.

What software is required to use Secure SMTP?

Your e-mail software must support SSL(Secure Socket layer)/TLS(Transport Layer Security). See Windows & Macintosh setup guides below for supported email software.

How to Set Up Secure SMTP?

The table below has instructions for setting up (configuring) popular e-mail software to use the Authenticated SMTP server.

Secure SMTP Setup Guides
Macintosh OS X

Macintosh OS 9 (Classic)
Notes: The following email clients are not compatiable with our secure SMTP server

  • Eudora 5.0 or earlier
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.x or earlier
Macintosh OS10
  • Macintosh Mail 1.1 or earlier
  • Entourage

Macintosh OS9
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Eudora 5.0 or earlier


What if my software is not supported?

If your software does not support SSL


Short for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, a protocol for sending e-mail messages between email systems.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) / TLS (Transport Layer Security)

Encrypts everything sent between two computers. When used with email it protects your password and the contents of your email from being intercepted while en route between your computer and your email server. (When used with web pages it protects your credit card numbers and other personal information from an eavesdropper between your computer and the web site.) Its use does not imply that the data is encrypted when it is on a computer, just while it is in transit.