Cox Business email settings for iPhone

On this page you find the Cox Business 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 Cox Business.

Mail settings Cox Business

POP / IMAP imap
Incoming server imap.coxmail.net
Incoming port 993
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server smtp.coxmail.net
Outgoing port 465
Requires sign-in yes

iPhone guide to setup Cox Business 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 Cox Business email address
Password: your Cox Business email password
Description: a personal description

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

Hostname: imap.coxmail.net
Username: your Cox Business email address
Password: your Cox Business email password

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

Hostname: smtp.coxmail.net
Username: your Cox Business email address
Password: your Cox Business 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 smtp.coxmail.net. Make sure the following information is correct:

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 465

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 Cox Business users out? Please comment below!

  • I am unable to send an email. Message says server can’t send from my email address and sends my messages to the outbox

    1 year ago
  • My email suddenly stopped working on my iPhone went in to update to these settings and never connects to the server continues to be in verify mode.. Suggestions?

    1 year ago
  • just updated from I-phone 6 to I-phone 10 and cant get cox business email. Have a .com not a .net

    1 year ago
  • I can’t get cox email on my iPhone the server will not verify

    1 year ago
  • Can’t get the server to connect. Doesn’t verify

    1 year ago
  • I'm trying to set up mail for my dad's new iPhone7, but your settings don't work. Is there an update to these directions for iPhone7? Thanks

    3 years ago
  • I need a help set up cox business email on my Iphone plus

    3 years ago
  • I determined that iPhone and Android access to our business email accounts requires the IMAP and SMTP hostnames to end in COM rather than NET. This article says to use NET.

    3 years ago