iPhone - Centurylink mail setup

Set up iPhone Centurylink

On this page you'll find the Centurylink mail settings for iPhone and iPad. Besides an overview with the imap and pop3 server mailsettings for Centurylink, we offer you a comprehensive guide for setting up your Centurylink email on your iPhone or iPad.

The exact steps may vary by model, but all the settings can to be found here. If you don't succeed or you think something is not right, do not hesitate to ask your question at the bottom of the page!

1 Choose settings

2 Scroll down and choose Mail, Contacts and Calendars

3 Tap Add account and select Other

4 Tap Add Mail Account and enter the following information:

Name: your name
Email: your Centurylink email-address
Password: your Centurylink email-password
Description: enter "Centurylink"

5 Choose pop3 under incoming mail server and enter the following information:

Hostname: pop.centurylink.net
Username: email
Password: your email-password

6 Scroll down and under outgoing mail server, enter the following information:

Hostname: pop.centurylink.net
Username: email
Password: your email-password

7 Tap save and in select your emailadress in the next screen.

8 Scroll down and under outgoing mail server choose SMTP.

9 Under Main server select pop.centurylink.net and make sure the following information is displayed:

SSL: none
Serverport: 143

10 Tap done and go to the previous screen. Choose Advanced and make sure the following information is correct:

SSL: ssl
Serverport: pop.centurylink.net

11 Again, go back to the previous screen. Restart your iPhone to finish the setup!

Question and Answer

  • You need to update your instructions. You can contact Apple Support for assistance.

    1 month ago
  • My email—thru embarqmail.com—will suddenly not download to my iPhone and iPad. I also reset my iPad with no success. Also when you give settings for email accounts everything is “centurylink.net” and my settings have been embarqmail.com—for outgoing and ongoing “server”

    1 month ago
  • I followed the instruction exactly to set up my iPhone 6 Plus and I still can't get e-mail.

    2 months ago
  • Need help setting up my old email address on my new phone

    2 months ago
  • Need help setting up my old email address on my new phone

    2 months ago
  • I have new iPhone 7 need to add my old email address to new phone

    2 months ago
  • My husband is deceased and he set up the email account, I don't know the password how do I get in touch with someone at century link ar embarq to help me?

    2 months ago
  • Forgot password? How to recover?

    2 months ago
  • I have not been able to receive any email since March 6 on my Centurytel.net! Help

    3 months ago
  • I don’t know who came up with this information or how many decades it is old but it is definitely WRONG !!! Someone needs to update this webpage

    3 months ago

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Mail settings Centurylink

POP / IMAP pop3
Incoming server pop.centurylink.net
Incoming port 993
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server pop.centurylink.net
Outgoing port 143
Requires sign-in yes