Secure Email Port Added for Linux
Secure Port Added for iPhone
For customers using our email services on Linux, we have added a secure email port to our hosting server that is available to start using now. We added this for customers using iPhones which try to use this port by default. However, the port is available for everyone to use if you choose to do so.
Anyone who is *not* using SSL/TLS won’t be getting any warnings, and don’t need to change anything. So the rule is, anyone with SSL or TLS turned on (and it may be forced to “on” in some clients like iPhones) should use securemail.houstonshost.com for the incoming and outgoing server name.
Secure mail uses an encrypted SSL connection for both incoming POP and outgoing SMTP.
The new setting for secure mail are:
Incoming server: securemail.houstonshost.com
Port for POP3: 995
Outgoing server: securemail.houstonshost.com
If using SSL, then Port: 465
If using TLS, then Port: 587
Note that if you are using SiteBuilder or another email service like Office 365, Rackspace or Gmail, this does not apply to you.
Keith Hickman, Director of Marketing and technology, has been working in the field of Web design and search marketing since 1995 when he was active in the online game development community.
In 1997 Keith founded Advanced Web Site Publishing, which is a full-service Web Design and search engine optimization/marketing company. In 2004, Keith brought Houston’s Host under the AWSP umbrella featuring hosting and additional web services.
In 1999 Keith earned his MCP and MSCE network engineering credentials to further understand networking and server-side management and development.
Keith is now at the forefront of the search engine optimization industry and is highly effective at SEO marketing techniques. He also consults with customers concerning Online marketing and SEO.
Houston’s Host is celebrating its 19th year as part of the AWSP family in 2021.