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I tried IMAP setting as pop3 with port 110 with my email id and password and both starttls and as encryption ssl/tls but it says IMAP setting not valid. Similarly, I put SMTP with port 25 with same settings above.

I got an error which says unable to validate: imap connection error and smtp connection error. but the surprising thing is the same setting above worked on thunderbird.

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  • What has this to do with Ubuntu? This sounds like the mail server doesn't support SSL/TLS and STARTTLS.
    – Alvar
    Jan 3, 2014 at 15:51
  • @Alvar It's about using software in Ubuntu, so on-topic most likely (depends on the exact cause of the problem, but it should be fine)
    – Seth
    Jan 3, 2014 at 18:52
  • Geary doesn't currently support POP3, only IMAP. Make sure you're pointing it to an IMAP server.
    – Jim Nelson
    Jan 23, 2014 at 19:25

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You must make sure that the server supports SSL/TLS encryption and that you are using the correct port. I'm sure that ports 110/25 are not the correct ones. The following should work:

  • IMAP settings:
    • Server: imap.yourdomain.com
    • Port: 993 (this is the standard, you must consult your network administrator)
    • Username: youremail@address (it can be also just youremail)
  • SMTP settings:
    • Server: smtp.yourdomain.com
    • Port: 465 (this is the standard, you must consult your network administrator)
    • Username: youremail@address (it can be also just youremail)

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