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How to read your mail in operationtulip.com

Personally I like to see operationtulip.com as my personal office space online. I have my email, calendar, documents, photos and tasks at hand just by signing in to one single account. I find it’s a great feature that makes me log in almost every day.

Connecting your mail

First of all, you don’t need to know what all these terms stand for. All you have to do is gather the information that applies to your email provider and follow the guide.

To manage your email from within operationtulip.com you need to know some facts that most email providers are fully transparent about. You need to know if your email account use the POP3 protocol or if it uses the IMAP protocol.

If you have the option to choose between POP3 and IMAP, I strongly recommend that you go with IMAP as that is a better protocol. Using POP3 means that you have to download every email from the server while IMAP lets you manage your mail directly on the server.

Gathering your info

  • POP3 or IMAP
  • SMTP
  • Security protocil SSL or StarTLS
  • Username
  • Password

The settings for some of the biggest providers

Setting up Gmail & Apple mail

how to read your mail in operationtulip.com

It’s possible to get to your Gmail/Apple mail via operationtulip, but you need to do some things first to get it to work. But maybe it’s not so much of a hassle that it seems as it makes your account a lot safer.

To read Gmail/Apple mail from within operationtulip.com you need to do the following:

You need to log in to your Google/Apple account in your browser and go to your account settings.

You need to activate two-step verification of some sorts and verify that it’s you in the process.

You must activate app-specific passwords and generate an app specific password for your operationtulip.com account.

When you add your account, you must choose the manual way of doing it.

  • Under name you write the name that recipients will see as the sender
  • Under mail address you write your full Gmail/Apple mail address
  • For Gmail – IMAP is ‘imap.gmail.com’
  • For Apple – IMAP is ‘imap.mail.me.com’
  • The port is 993
  • IMAP user is the part of the email address up to the @-sign.
  • IMAP password is the app specific password you generated on your Gmail /Apple mail account page.
  • For Gmail
  • imap.gmail.com
  • Use STARTTLS
  • Use 587 as SMTP port
  • For Apple
  • imap.mail.me.com
  • Use SSL
  • Use 993 as SMTP port
  • Your username is the part of the email address up to the @-sign just as with the IMAP setting above
  • SMTP password is the same app specific password as you used as the IMAP password

Conclusion

It’s possible to access most email providers from within your operationtulip.com account which makes this a potential power house for productivity. No more switching between accounts and/or tabs in the browser. Here you have it all in one single place at one single account.

Disclaimer – many email providers change their settings when combatting new threats and hacks on the Internet. If these instructions stop working, please contact us and we will update this page and help you out!

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