This is a notice for anyone using an email address you've made through a cPanel account and linked to an email client like Thunderbird, Evolution, or Outlook Express:
Starting April 15th, we will only allow you to check your email via an SSL connection, no plaintext authentication.
We are implementing this in an effort to ensure your emails stay safe in a world where one mistake could cost you thousands of dollars in stolen information. Also, in light of the recent Heartbleed Bug, security practices are on everyone's mind; make sure your email content stays safely encrypted by switching over.
Here are sample settings which can be used to configure your mail client:
Secure SSL/TLS Settings
Password: Use the email account’s password.
Incoming Server: Server's Hostname
IMAP Port: 993
POP3 Port: 995
Outgoing Server: Server's Hostname
SMTP Port: 465
Authentication is required for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP.
If you are unsure of what steps to take. We would be glad to assist you. Give us a call, send an email, or open a support ticket and we will provide all the information you need to change it over.