Windstream Email settings for your iPhone

Setting up your Windstream email with your iPhone is not always that simple. Firstly, as a rule any ISP based windstream emails are hard to setup with your iPhone. In order to bypass this issue, people may setup a popular webmail provider such as Gmail to act as a passthrough and then forward emails back. This is an easy method that works for a lot of people. If you still want to use your iPhone to hadle windstream emails, follow our step by step guide below:

Windstream Email settings for your iPhone

Here is how to setup your Windstream email on your iPhone. Note: you may not be able to send outgoing emails, as the ISP tends to block outgoing emails not sent directly through their client.

1. Go to the “settings” area on your iPhone’s home page.

2. Scroll down to the third group and click “mail, contacts, calendars” which is the third option from the top.

iphone-email-settings-menu

iphone-email-settings-menu

3. The 4th option “add account” is your next click.

4. Choose “other” and then “add mail account” which will take you to a menu where you can add a custom email address, such as one from Windstream Email.

iphone-email-setup-options

iphone-email-setup-options

5. Here are the windstream email settings for the “New Account” Screen

windstream-iphone-settings-1

windstream-iphone-settings-1

• Name: Your Name

• Address: username@windstream.net

• Password: your windstream password

• Description: username@windstream.net

 

After this, click “next

You will see a new “new account” screen, in which you should add:

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windstream-iphone-settings-2

Incoming mail server

Host Name: pop.windstram.net

Username: username@windstream.net

pw: your password

Outgoing Mail Server

Host Name: smtp.windstream.net

Username: username@windstream.net

pw: your password

 

Note that you will have to make sure you include the @windstream.net for your username, not just your regular username. This is because you are dialing into the public Windstream servers and you need to make sure the servers know who you are.

Once this is done, click save, and then head over to the advanced settings to configure the advanced windstream email server settings.

Incoming Settings:

Use SSL: off

server port: 995

Outgoing Settings:

Use SSL: off

Server Port: 587

Your’e done! Note that you still may not be able to send emails from the iPhone due to ISP restrictions, but you can always use a Gmail to forward your emails through as a sending platform.

Windstream Email settings for your iPhone

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2 Responses to Windstream Email settings for your iPhone

  1. Susan says:

    Since I am an “original” CTC account holder should I enter “ctc” or “windstream” when entering the Host information?

    Also, why is it that sometimes I can send an email on my iPhone but other times I am not able to?

    Thank you!

    • admin says:

      For your account information it should be @windstream

      To consitently send emails from your iphone, you will need to either:
      1) Be on a wifi connection
      2) Use gmail to handle emails from specific providers such as windstream

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