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How do I check my email?

Configure your mail client software (Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, etc) with the following:

Incoming Mail
IMAP server = imap.purplecat.net
or
POP3 server = pop.purplecat.net

and

Outgoing Mail
SMTP server = smtp.purplecat.net

NOTE: SMTP server port must be set to 587, and SMTP server requires authentication (usually found in "advanced settings").

We recommend using an encrypted connection to check mail: to do so, choose SSL or TLS with any server options above.

The username is your full email address. For example:
yourname@your_domain.tld

You will need to authenticate with the mail server before you can send mail. There is usually an option for "my SMTP server requires authentication" in your client, where you should also set the SMTP port to 587. If you are asked to select an authentication method, choose 'Plain', 'Password', or 'CRAM-MD5'.

You can also check your mail via the webmail interface at:
http://webmail.purplecat.net

If you prefer the roundcube mail client to squirrel mail, you can use it as well:
http://roundcube.purplecat.net

Instructions for a variety of mail clients can be found here:

For IMAP connections in iOS, set the "IMAP Path Prefix" in Advanced Settings to "INBOX".