Earthlink email settings for iPhone

On this page you find the Earthlink 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 Earthlink.

Mail settings Earthlink

POP / IMAP pop3
Incoming server pop.earthlink.net
Incoming port 995
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server smtpauth.earthlink.net
Outgoing port 587
Requires sign-in yes

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

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

Hostname: pop.earthlink.net
Username: your Earthlink email address
Password: your Earthlink email password

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

Hostname: smtpauth.earthlink.net
Username: your Earthlink email address
Password: your Earthlink 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: 995

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

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 587

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 Earthlink users out? Please comment below!

  • I have never seen such a cludge of configuration data in my life. These instructions simply do not work for iPhone attempting to connect to any Earthlink-associated service. TheGrid.net, onemain, or any other Earthlink convoluted service entity.

    5 months ago
  • If I change password for webmail do I need to change it on iPhone email too so they are the same.

    7 months ago
  • Stopped receiving my email

    10 months ago
  • Check in with AMEX card that is Android citigroup valid, NetSpend or greendot

    11 months ago
  • At the beginning of May 2019, I stopped getting EarthLink email on my iPhone. I get a message that my IMAP password is incorrect. I can't even find where these parameters are set up anymore on the phone. Settings -> mail doesn't offer the option to add an additional email account anymore.

    1 year ago
  • Can I update the contacts used by my ix.netcom.com e-mail account on my iPhone 5 from the contacts used on my laptop (Windows 10)?

    1 year ago
  • About a week ago, my iPhone stopped retrieving EarthLink mail. I have triple checked all settings and account information and they are all correct. The iPhone simply refuses and says that my information and or password is incorrect. I can assure you all my information is perfectly accurate. I have no idea what to do from this point.

    1 year ago
  • the out going messages will not release on the pop outgoing smtpauth.earthlink.net

    1 year ago
  • Cannot set up email on iPad although it works fine on iPhone. When I try to send message from iPad I get message that “rallsk@thegrid.net” is not recognized by server.

    1 year ago
  • I want to create a new account EarthLink Email

    1 year ago