Outlook - Cox Business mail setup

Set up Outlook Cox Business

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

The exact steps may vary by version, 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 Start Outlook, click the File tab and click in the category information Account Settings

2 Click in the tab Email on New.

3 Switch on Server Settings and click Next.

4 Select Internet Email Addresses, click Next and enter the following data among user data:

Your name: Your full name.
Email Address: your full email address.

5 In the box Type Account below Server Information, select imap and fill out the following information:

Incoming e-mail: imap.coxmail.netIncoming port: 993Outgoing e-mail: smtp.coxmail.netOutgoing port: 465

6 Below Login Information fill in the following settings:

E-mail: your Cox Business email-adressPassword: your Cox Business email-password Login with security: ssl

7 Click on Test Account Settings. If all goes well, click next and then finish.

Question and Answer

  • The server names are listed incorrectly. They are supposed to be imap.coxmail.com and smtp.coxmail.com. Your article here lists both as .net. Plz update. All port numbers and encryption protocols are correct.

    5 months ago
  • This needs to be updates. Trying these settings in June of 2019 in Outlook 2016 and they do not work. Plz update.

    5 months ago
  • Cox "hosts" our business email and while we have had several issues over the years the email has worked well. Typically we use Outlook for email (at least in the office) and I also had access to my work email via my phone. While I do continue to have the occasional issue with Sent mail (from Outlook on my laptop when working out of town) it has not been a consistent problem. When I have contacted Cox in the past concerning this issue I've been told to change my SMTP port number, I've been told the problem is my remote location's wireless has a bad reputation, and I've been told that the provider for the remote location at which I am working is blocking the outgoing mail. I just replaced my smartphone due to OS issues but the email app I was using worked fine. As I am trying to set up my new phone I finally got to setting up email. I am using the standard email app that comes with both Android (what I have) and i-Phones. As I did several years ago when I set up email on my old phone, I simply looked at my current settings in Outlook on my laptop and duplicated them. I just tried doing the same thing for this new phone but I am running into problems. Currently on my laptop I am using "POP3, pop.coxmail.com, port 110, no security other than a password" for incoming mail and "smtp.coxmail.com, port 25, and sign-in required" for outgoing mail. When I use these settings for my phone I can set up incoming mail just fine but I'm struggling with setting up my outgoing mail. I've tried ports 25 and 587 and they both failed. I just did some digging online and found this forum regarding Cox email via Outlook and was very surprised to see the suggested Outlook email settings. Incoming - IMAP, imap.coxmail.net, port 993, SSI. Outgoing - smtp.coxmail.net, port 465, and sign-in is required. This is significantly different than what we are using (and is working) on laptops and in the office! Should we be switching to these settings? In regarding to using email on my smartphone what setting should be used? Feel free to send me the correct setting via email to larry.ebeling@4star-tech.com. Thanks!! Larry

    10 months ago

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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