You can use
SSL (Secure Sockets
Layer) when accessing your VPS E-Mail.
SSL provides a level of security and privacy for those wishing
to conduct secure transactions over the Internet. The SSL protocol
protects transmissions over the Internet by adding a layer of
encryption, ensuring your transactions are not subject to "sniffing"
by a third party.
first have SSL installed on your VPS in order to access your
VPS e-mail via SSL. Once SSL is installed, you will need to
Configure Your Own E-Mail Client
to connect to your VPS via SSL. We have included instructions
here for three popular e-mail programs: Netscape Communicator,
Microsoft Outlook, and Qualcomm Eudora.
If your PC is behind a firewall, you may not be able
to download and read your e-mail via SSL as described
below. Your firewall may not allow traffic on the ports
requ ired by SSL. Contact your network administrator
for more details.
Configuring Netscape Communicator
Communicator supports SSL when using the IMAP protocol
to read e-mail. To configure Communicat or 4.6 to access e-mail
via IMAP and SSL follow these steps:
the "Edit" pull-down menu select the "Preferences" panel.
the "Mail & Newsgroup" category (if not already open)
by clicking on the small triangle.
on the "Mail Servers" sub-category.
the "Incoming Mail Servers" box select your VPS (or add
your VPS, if you need to) and click on the "Edit" button.
Set the server name to be the domain name on the SSL Digital Certificate installed on the VPS (for example,
the "IMAP" tab.
the "Use secure connection. (SSL)" radio button.
Outlook supports SSL when using both the POP and IMAP protocols to download and read
e-mail. To configure Outlook 2000 to access e-mail via POP/IMAP
and SSL foll ow these steps:
the "Tools" pull-down menu select the "Accounts" panel.
the "Mail" tab.
the VPS (or add your VPS, if you need to) you want to
get e-mail from. Set the server name to be the domain
name on the SSL
Digital Certficate installed on the VPS (for
the "Properties" button to edit the properties for the
the "Advanced" tab.
this point you should see check boxes and fields that
allow you to select SSL and change the port numbers for
you are using the POP protocol select the SSL checkbox
for POP and change the port number from 110 to 995.
you are using the IMAP protocol select the SSL checkbox
for IMAP and change the port number from 143 to 993.
To configure Qualcomm
Eudrora 5.1 to access e -mail via SSL follow these
the "Tools" pull-down menu select the "Options" panel.
doing the setup for both "sending mail" and "checking
mail" set the server name as the domain name on the SSL
Certficate installed on the VPS (for example,
the SSL option to "required, alternate port".