My daughter was using my old iPod Version 6.1.3/Model MC54LL/A, and Santa just brought her her own iPod Version 8.1/ModelPD717LL/A.

I had her email going to my old iPod. It is going through my own server which is a POP3 server type with POP3 incoming on port 110 and SMTP outgoing on port 25 or port 2525 (with SMTP-AUTH outgoing server authentication).

I added the email account settings to the new iPod, but it shows up as an IMAP account.

How do I change the settings to old school POP instead of IMAP?

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When adding the account and you select the 'Other' option for the account type, at the top is a switch for IMAP and POP3. By default it is IMAP - you just need to change it to POP3.

  • Yes, I did select "Other", but there was no option to change from IMAP to POP3. Don't know whether this is a credible source, but examples.oreilly.com/9780596522124/Touch_Mail.pdf states "Apple’s software attempts to figure out which kind of account you have (POP or IMAP) by the email address. If it can’t make that determination, you arrive at a second screen now, where you’re asked for such juicy details as the Host Name for Incoming and Outgoing Mail servers. (This is also where you tap either IMAP or POP , to tell the iPod what sort of account it’s dealing with.)
    – user1032531
    Commented Dec 25, 2014 at 23:07
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    Now I see. If you already created an account, you can't change it. I deleted the old one, and now see what I missed. I originally had a typo in the email, and it never showed the option to change server type. Thank you
    – user1032531
    Commented Dec 25, 2014 at 23:09

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