Action Web Design

Email Hosting

Use your domain name to establish a professional image with an email address that reflects your business such as

Action Web Design provides hosting for 5 email addresses as part of your Web Hosting package.

Email hosting includes POP3 and IMAP mailboxes, SMTP and Webmail services. In addition, emails may be redirected to an email address such as for no charge.

Mailboxes are storage accounts for mail on our mail servers. Emails stay in the mailbox until you retrieve them with your email program or with Webmail. You will need to setup up your email program (eg Outlook, Thunderbird) to connect to our mail server and retrieve the email.

Difference between POP3 and IMAP

Action Web Design provides two methods of getting email to your computer - POP3 and IMAP.

POP3 is the usual method set up by Action Web when starting a hosting account. POP3 downloads all (new) messages to your computer and deletes them from the server immediately. POP3 works well if you access your email from only one computer.

IMAP email messages remain on the server unless you explicitly delete them from it. The IMAP method is useful when several people are connecting to the same mailbox or when you have several devices connecting to the same mailbox eg IPhone, Tablet, Smartphone or for those who travel.

XTRA/Spark customers

If you are a customer of Spark the default setting for sending mail on port 25 will not work as Spark blocks port 25 even to other smtp servers.

The following settings will work:


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