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Configuring an email address on iPhone and iPad

Find out how to configure an MX Plan email address on iPhone and iPad

Last updated 28th February 2018

Objective

You can configure MX Plan email addresses on email clients and applications, if they are compatible. By doing so, you can use your email address through your preferred device.

Find out how to configure an MX Plan email address on iPhone and iPad.

Requirements

  • You need to have an MX Plan email address (included in the MX Plan solution and in OVH web hosting plans).
  • You need to have the Mail app installed on your device.
  • You need to have the required credentials for the email address you would like to configure.

This guide can be used for the following iOS versions: iOS 7 or later.

Instructions

There are two ways of adding your email address to the Mail app:

From this point onwards, this guide will only cover email configuration using your device.

Step 1: Add the account

On your device’s homepage, go to Settings. There are two ways of adding an account, depending on the iOS version you are using:

  • For iOS 7, 8, 9 and 10: Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendar, then Add account. Choose Other, then Add Mail Account.

  • For iOS 11: Go to Accounts and passwords, then Add account. Choose Other, then Add Mail Account.

Exchange

Enter your account information:

Information Description
Name Enter the sender name that you wish to be displayed when sending emails from this address.
Email address Enter your full email address.
Password Enter the password for your email address.
Description Enter a name that will distinguish this account from any other accounts added in your Mail app.

Tap Next, and enter the information requested:

Information Description
IMAP or POP We recommend using IMAP (selected by default). You can also select POP (emails stored locally on your Mail app) in the drop-down menu.
Host name (incoming) Enter the server “ssl0.mail.ovh.net”.
Username (incoming) Enter your full email address.
Password (incoming) Enter the password for your email address.
Host name (outgoing) Enter the server “ssl0.mail.ovh.net”.
Username (outgoing) Enter your full email address.
Password (outgoing) Enter the password for your email address.

Then tap Next. If all the information you have entered is correct, you will be able to log in to your account straight away.

Exchange

When you are asked to select the apps you want to use with your account, ensure that Mail is ticked, so that the application works correctly with your email address, then tap Save.

To check that the account has been correctly configured, you can send a test email using the Mail app on your device.

If you need to enter any settings manually in your account preferences, the technical settings you will need to use with our MX Plan solution are listed below:

  • for IMAP configuration
Server type Server name SSL Port
Incoming ssl0.ovh.net Yes 993
Outgoing ssl0.ovh.net Yes 465
  • for POP configuration
Server type Server name SSL Port
Incoming ssl0.ovh.net Yes 995
Outgoing ssl0.ovh.net Yes 465

Step 2: Use the email address

Once you have configured your email address, you can start using it! You can now send and receive emails.

OVH also has a web application you can use to access your email account from your browser. You can access this application via the following address: https://mail.ovh.net/en/. You can log in using your email credentials.

Go further

Configuring an Email Pro account on iPhone and iPad.

Configuring an Exchange account on iPhone and iPad.

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