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Last update: 2022-04-14

IMAP/POP configuration (iOS device policy)

With the IMAP/POP configuration you add an IMAP or POP email account to the device.

Setting Description
Account name The display name of the email account on the device.
Account type The type of the email server for incoming email (either IMAP or POP).
User display name The display name of the user for outgoing email.

Use the variable %_USERNAME_% to refer to the name of the user that is assigned to the device.

Email address The email address of the account.

If you enter the variable %_EMAILADDRESS_%, the server replaces it with the actual email address.

Allow move Users can move emails from this account to another. This also allows users to use a different account when replying to or forwarding a message from this account.
Allow recent address syncing The account is included in the syncing of recently used addresses with other devices using iCloud.
Use in Mail only The account can only be used to send messages from the Mail app. It cannot be selected as a sending account for messages created with other apps, for example Photos or Safari.
Allow Mail Drop Allow Apple Mail Drop for this account.
Enable S/MIME Users can send and receive emails that are encrypted with a S/MIME certificate.
Signing certificate,
Encryption certificate
The certificates that are used for email signing and encryption.

You need to upload a certificate before you can select it. You do this in the Client certificate configuration of the current policy.

Allow user to send unencrypted emails For each outgoing email, users can choose to encrypt it.
Incoming email
Server The host name or IP address of the server for incoming email (inbound server).
Port The port number of the server for incoming email (inbound server).
User name The user name for connecting to the inbound server.
Authentication type The authentication method for connecting to the inbound server.
Password The password for connecting to the inbound server (if required).
SSL/TLS The connection to the inbound server is secured by SSL or TLS (depending on what the server supports).
Outgoing email
Server The host name or IP address of the server for outgoing email (outbound server).
Port The port number of the server for outgoing email (outbound server).
User name The user name for connecting to the outbound server.
Authentication type The authentication method for connecting to the outbound server.
Password The password for connecting to the outbound server (if required).
Use same password as for incoming email Use the password that is specified for incoming email.
SSL/TLS The connection to the outbound server is secured by SSL or TLS (depending on what the server supports).
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