Centurylink email settings for iPhone

Centurylink On this page you find the Centurylink mail settings for iPhone. Follow the step-by-step iPhone guide or use the settings overview with the imap and pop3 server email settings for Centurylink.

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

iPhone guide to setup Centurylink mail

1 Open 'Settings', click on 'Passwords & accounts' and 'Add account'.

Click on your provider name if it's listed, otherwise click on 'Other'

2 Choose 'Add mail account', and enter the following information:

Name: your own name
Email: your Centurylink email address
Password: your Centurylink email password
Description: a personal description

3 Choose pop3 and enter the following details under 'Incoming mail server':

Hostname: pop.centurylink.net
Username: your Centurylink email address
Password: your Centurylink email password

4 Under 'Outgoing mail server' enter the details below and choose 'next':

Hostname: pop.centurylink.net
Username: your Centurylink email address
Password: your Centurylink email password

5 Make sure 'Email' is checked and click 'Save'.

Your email account is now saved. In the next steps we check if all settings are correct.

6 Click on your newly created email address and choose 'Advanced'. Make sure that the following data is correct under 'Incoming server':

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 993

7 Go back to the previous screen and under 'Outgoing server' click on pop.centurylink.net. Make sure the following information is correct:

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 143

8 Choose 'Done' at the top right and restart the iPhone to activate the settings.

Congratulations, your account is now set up. Open the mail app to use your account.

Question and Answer

Have a question regarding your iPhone email setup or think you can help other Centurylink users out? Please comment below!

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

    1 year 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”

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

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

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

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

    2 years 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 years ago
  • Forgot password? How to recover?

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

    2 years 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

    2 years ago