If you are using an email program such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird you might find our Recommended Email Programs page useful as it contains guides to setting up some popular email programs.

If your email program does not automatically detect the correct settings for your Runbox account, or if you need to manually set up your client, you will need the server settings below to configure it.

If you’re unsure about the connection method to use in your email program, you can read more about IMAP, POP, and SMTP first.

We always recommend using a secure connection to our servers as this protects your username, password and email content from being intercepted whilst it is being passed between your computer and our servers.

Secure/Encrypted IMAP, POP and SMTP

Incoming Mail Server Settings

Service Server Port Encryption Authentication
IMAP mail.runbox.com 993 TLS/SSL Password
POP mail.runbox.com 995 TLS/SSL Password


Outgoing Mail Server Settings

Service Server Port Encryption Authentication
SMTP mail.runbox.com 465 TLS/SSL Password
587 STARTTLS Password

Note: Port 465 may offer better connection security than port 587. However, in some cases port 587 may be more compatible with email programs.

You may find that SSL is used to mean TLS/SSL and that TLS is used to mean STARTTLS in your email program. For information about the difference, please see our help document about Connection Encryption.

Username Formats

Runbox Addresses

If you only use a Runbox email address that looks like the one below, then your username is the first part of the email address before the @ symbol.

Email address: username@runbox.com (also @runbox.no, @runbox.us etc…)
Username:  username

Using your own Domain

If you signed up to your Runbox account using your own domain name then your username will be as follows:

Email address: username@domainyouown.com
Username:  username%domainyouown.com (note that the @ symbol changes to a % symbol)

Please Note: If you used your account using an @runbox email address before you added your own domain name, then your Runbox username will not have changed and will be the same as for @runbox email addresses (see above).

Recommended Email Program Guides

We have a number of set up guides for email programs. You can find them on the Recommended Email Programs page.

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