Etisalat UAE IMAP, POP3 and SMTP Email Settings

Today I had to face bit of a difficulty getting an UAE based Etisalat email account setup on an email client. This post is to help those who might be in the same situation.
If you have different settings that work in your case, please share in the comments to get fellow IT guys & gals to know about it.
Following settings can be used to setup your Etisalat email account on Outlook, Thunderbird, Android mail, Apple mail or Any other email client that support IMAP or POP3 and SMTP.
Etisalat UAE IMAP Settings (Incoming)
Encrypted (Secured)
IMAP Host/Server name: apmail.emirates.net.ae or exmail.emirates.net.ae
IMAP Port: 993
IMAP Type of Encryption: SSL
IMAP Username: [email protected]
IMAP Password: password of the email
Unencrypted
IMAP Host/Server name: apmail.emirates.net.ae or exmail.emirates.net.ae
IMAP Port: 143
IMAP Type of Encryption: None
IMAP Username: [email protected]
IMAP Password: password of the email

Etisalat UAE POP3 Settings (Incoming)
In POP3 your complete email will be downloaded to the client. If you want to access your email from multiple devices make sure you enable “Leave a copy of message on the server option” otherwise it will automatically delete your emails after downloaded to the first POP3 client.
Etisalat UAE POP3 Settings
POP3 Server Copy Reservation

Encrypted (Secured)
POP3 Host/Server name: apmail.emirates.net.ae
POP3 Port: 995
POP3 Type of Encryption: SSL
POP3 Username: [email protected]
POP3 Password: password of the email
Unencrypted
POP3 Host/Server name: apmail.emirates.net.ae or mailv.emirates.net.ae
POP3 Port: 110
POP3 Type of Encryption: None
POP3 Username: [email protected]

Etisalat UAE SMTP Settings (Outgoing)
Encrypted (Secured)
SMTP Host/Server name: apmail.emirates.net.ae or exmail.emirates.net.ae
SMPT Port: 465
SMTP Type of Encryption: SSL
SMTP Username: [email protected]
SMTP Password: password of the email
(Note: You should set outgoing server requires authentication to YES)
Etisalat SMTP Server Requires Authentication

Unencrypted
SMTP Host/Server name: apmail.emirates.net.ae or exmail.emirates.net.ae
SMPT Port: 25
SMTP Type of Encryption: None
SMTP Username: [email protected]
SMTP Password: password of the email
(Note: You should set Outgoing server requires authentication to YES)

Common Settings
Note: These are the recommended safe to use settings based on my experience. You can change them to your preferred values.
Server Timeout: 4 Minutes
Purge items when switching folders while online (IMAP Only): YES
Etisalat UAE server timeout settings
Server Timeout and Purge Settings

Hope this was helpful!

9 comments:

  1. Hi I have cancelled my UAE based etisalat land line and internet connection but I need my email account xxx.emirates.net.ae, how can I achieve this process. Please do share the details if any one familiar

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    1. you need to transfer the name to someone else, IE. you must cancel the account and then make the current user(your friend) change their username from etisalat, just confirm that this could happen before you start the process.

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  3. Hi Bro I was wondering if Du internet service is capable of blocking outgoing email from an Etisalat mail configuration because I can't sent email but I can receive. Any idea? Thanks in advance.

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    1. Same with me. Chasing Etisalat to open smtp port 465 to enable outgoing email. But no luck so far..
      Only way to switch the account if Etisalat ignore my request

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    2. any more news on this? i have been suffering this problem for probably 7 - 8 months!

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