I am trying to configure a new mail account for IMAP.

In iOS 10, I go Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account > Other > Add Mail Account. After I supply my Email and password at this time, iOS seems to attempt connecting with POP and if this works (which is the case) does not offer IMAP as a choice. So how can I configure an IMAP mail account with iOS 10?

  • It could also be autodiscovery thats problematic for your domain. Do you have a DNS SRV record: _autodiscover._tcp.yourdomain? Is it your domain, or some public domain (ie hotmail) that apple might configure differently (as pop)?
    – Niklas
    Oct 27, 2016 at 8:47
  • @Niklas it is a public domain.
    – Drux
    Oct 27, 2016 at 17:31

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Mine doesn't do that - maybe it fails to connect over POP for some reason. However - try putting in the wrong password - it'll fail to connect and should present you with the manual server options so you can input everything yourself.

  • Simple and effective. Thx.
    – Drux
    Oct 27, 2016 at 17:38

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