If you would like to set up email in your operating system, please see 

http://help.1and1.com/e-mail-c37589 for step by step instructions, including screenshots. 

To begin please choose the Email Software program you use, ie., Microsoft Exchange, Outlook or another email program. 

  • Use IMAP
  • Anti-virus - enabled by default.
  • Mail Server - Incoming server (IMAP)  imap.1and1.com
  • Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.1and1.com. For outgoing server you should change the port to 587. 
  • SMTP - You will need to activate SMTP authentication. Please do not use the Secure Password Authentication (SPA). You should use SSL for securing incoming and outgoing connections.