Modify Mail Server Settings – iPhone

Published on December 11, 2018 by Wild Fox Creative

If your website has moved server, there is a change you may need to update your incoming and outgoing mail server settings. Below are step by step instructions on how to make these changes on an iPhone, operating on iOS 11.

*NB: In the instructions, be sure to update the mail server address from to suit your own domain name (eg.

Step 1) On the Home screen, open Settings by tapping on the icon.

Step 2) Click Accounts & Passwords

Step 3) Under the ACCOUNTS listed, locate the account you would like to update the IMAP settings for and tap on it to proceed.

Step 4) Under IMAP, tap the Account field to edit it.

Step 5) From this screen, you may modify the details for the account.
Incoming – Select the hostname and update as required

Step 6) Outgoing – Tap the SMTP Field

Step 7) Tap the server listed under Primary server

Step 8) Modify the SMTP settings as required

Step 9) Tap Done

Step 10) Tap Done

Step 11) Restart phone before testing settings. IMPORTANT! Do not skip this step or your phone may revert your settings back to the old ones.


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