Although we recommend Runbox members should use IMAP for accessing email, there is an alternative.

POP stands for Post Office Protocol and if you only ever access your email on one device or wish to download your email and not store it on the Runbox servers, you could use POP to do this.


There are options to use POP and leave your email on the the server, and also ways to make sure copies of sent email can be stored on our servers. However, if you wish to do this it would be easier to use IMAP.

If you decided to use POP then by default your email client will probably download your email to your computer and remove it from our servers.  This means if you then try to log in and view your email with a web browser, you will not see it.

Messages that are sent whilst your account is set up to use POP will not be copied to our servers and you will only be able to read them on the computer that you sent the message from.

POP Client Settings

Secure/Encrypted connection

We recommend that you always use these settings in your email client to ensure a secure connection.

Incoming Server (POP):
Port: 995
SSL: Yes
Authentication: Password

Sending Email (SMTP)

You might also need our SMTP server settings for sending email via our servers.

You can see an overview of all our incoming and outgoing server settings on the Email Client Settings page.

We also have Set up Guides for some commonly used email clients.