Windstream Email Settings

Windstream email services are quite popular in the rural regions of the United States. After creating a Windstream account, the user needs to apply some basic Windstream email settings for using email services without any problem. The settings include Windstream IMAP settings, Windstream SMTP settings, Username, Password, etc.

All these settings are necessary for the proper functioning of Windstream email services. The Windstream IMAP settings are responsible for the incoming emails and the Windstream SMTP settings are responsible for the outgoing emails. Read below the detailed article that describes stepwise Windstream email settings for different devices and email clients. The steps are really simple and anyone can follow them to set up their Windstream email account within a few minutes. 

So, when you start the process of setting up a Windstream email account, you will be asked to input the IMAP and SMTP settings along with some other important details. You must enter all these details carefully as any mistake can lead to a problem with using email services. Find below the Windstream email settings as per your device type and email client. 

Windstream IMAP Settings (Incoming Email Server)

The Windstream IMAP (incoming email server) settings that you must enter are as follows:

  • Windstream Mail IMAP server account type: POP
  • Windstream Mail IMAP user name: Your full Windstream Mail email address.
  • Windstream Mail IMAP password: Your Windstream Mail password
  • Windstream Mail hostname: pop.Windstream.net
  • Windstream Mail IMAP port: 995
  • Windstream Mail IMAP TLS/SSL required: YES

These settings will enable the incoming email service but you also need to apply the SMTP settings for using the outgoing email service.

Windstream SMTP Settings (Outgoing Email Server)

The Windstream SMTP (outgoing email server) settings, you need to apply are as follows:

  • Windstream Mail SMTP server account type: SMTP
  • Windstream Mail SMTP user name: Your full Windstream Mail email address.
  • Windstream Mail SMTP password: Your Windstream Mail password
  • Windstream Mail SMTP hostname: smtp.Windstream.net
  • Windstream Mail SMTP port: 587
  • Windstream Mail SMTP TLS/SSL required: YES

Windstream Email Settings for iPad

Below are the stepwise email settings for the iPad. Just follow the steps as written below and you are all set to use the Windstream email on your iPad. 

  • Open the settings of your iPad.
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  • Now select the “Mail, Contacts, and Calendars” option.
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  • Go to the accounts section and then click on the “Add accounts” option.
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  • Click on the “Other” option and then select “Add Mail Account”.
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  • Enter all the required details such as Username, email, password, etc and click on “Next”.
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  • Click on “IMAP”.
  • For the incoming mail server settings, set “imap.windstream.net” as Host Name, Your full Windstream email address as User Name and your Windstream password as the password.  
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  • For the outgoing mail server settings, set “smtp.windstream.net” as Host Name, your full Windstream email address as User Name and Your Windstream password as the password.
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  • Now you may see a message prompt to verify the incoming and outgoing email servers, you need to click on “continue” or select “details” and then click “Trust”.
  • Click on “Save” and the Windstream.net email settings will apply.

After applying the aforementioned steps, you won’t have any problem using the Windstream email on your iPad.

Windstream Email Settings for Outlook 2007 (Automatic Setup)

  • Launch the Outlook 2007 on your system and then select the “Tools” option from the menu bar.
  • Now, click on “Accounts Settings” then select “New” under the Email section.
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  • Select “Microsoft Exchange, IMAP, HTTP, or POP3,” and then click “Next”.
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  • Enter all the required details such as name, your Windstream email address, password, etc and then click on “Next”.
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  • Your Windstream account will be configured automatically with the IMAP settings.
  • Click “Finish”.

The aforementioned steps are for the Automatic setup of the Windstream account on Outlook.  

Windstream Email Settings (Manual setup) for Outlook 2007

  • Launch the Outlook 2007 on your system and then select the “Tools” option from the menu bar.
  • Now, click on “Accounts Settings” and then click on “New” under the Email tab.
  • Select the option of “Microsoft Exchange, IMAP, HTTP, or POP3,” and then click “Next”.
  • Tick the checkbox that says “Manually Configure additional server types or server settings” and then click “Next”.
  • Choose the “Internet email” option and then make a click on “Next”.
  • Input all the required details (select IMAP or POP as per your requirements) and then make a click on “More Settings”.
  • Go to the Outgoing server section and make sure that the “Use same settings as my incoming mail server” option is ticked and also the “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” option is selected. 
  • Go to the Advanced section and make sure that the windstream.net email settings are as mentioned below as per IMAP or POP.

Windstream Email Settings for POP Port

  • Set the Incoming port to 110 and the Outgoing port to 587.
  • Set the Secure-Port to 995 and select SSL/TLS  for the Security type.
  • Set the Insecure-Port to 110 and Select None for the Security type.
  • The “This server requires an encrypted connection” checkbox must not be ticked.
  • Set the “Use the following type of encrypted connection” option to None.

Windstream Email Settings for IMAP Port

  • Set the Incoming port to 143 and the Outgoing port to 587.
  • Set the Secure-Port to 993 and select SSL/TLS  for Security type.
  • Set the Insecure port to 143 and select None  for Security Type.
  • The “This server requires an encrypted connection” checkbox must not be selected.
  • Set the “Use the following type of encrypted connection” option to None.

Please note that you need to tick the “This service requires a secure connection” checkbox for both Incoming and Outgoing mails if you wish to use the Secure SSL/TLS Settings.

Windstream Email SMTP Port Settings

  • Set the Outgoing Secure Port (SMTP) to 465 and select SSL/TLS  for the Security type.
  • Set the Outgoing Secure Port (roaming server) to 587 and set SSL/TLS  for the Security type.
  • Set the Outgoing Port (SMTP) to 25 and None for the Security type.
  • Set the Outgoing Insecure Port (roaming server) to 587 and None (“Accept all certificates) for the Security type.
  • Click on the “OK” button to save the made changes in the settings.
  • In the end, click on “Next” and then “Finish”.

After you apply the aforementioned manual Windstream email settings, the Windstream email account will be successfully configured on your system. You can use the same manual settings with most of the Outlook versions.

How to Set up Windstream Email on Android?

Have this question “how to set up Windstream email on android?” in your mind. No worries, read below the detailed steps to configure Windstream email on your Android device using the incoming (POP) and outgoing (SMTP) server details.

  • Go to your Android phone’s app drawer and click on the “Mail” icon. Enter your email address and password then choose the option of “Manual Setup”.
  • Select the “POP” option.
  • Now enter the below-mentioned settings for the POP server and click on “Next”.
    • Enter “pop.windstream.net” in the place of POP Server.
    • Set the Security Type as None.
    • Set the port to 995 for the POP server.
    • Set the Secure Port to 993 and Security type as SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)
    • Set the Insecure Port to 110 and select None for the Security type.
  • Enter the below Windstream outgoing SMTP settings and then click on “Next”.
  • Input “smtp.windstream.net” in the place of SMTP Server.
  • Set the Security Type as None.
  • Set the outgoing SMTP port to 587.
  • Set the Outgoing (SMTP) port to 465 and security type as SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates).
  • Set the Outgoing (SMTP roaming server) Secure Port to 587 and Security type as SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates).
  • Set the Outgoing (SMTP) Port to 25 and Security type as None (Accept all certificates).
  • Set the Outgoing (SMTP roaming server) Insecure Port to 587 and security type as None (Accept all certificates). 
  • In the end, make a click on “Done”.

The aforementioned Windstream Email Settings will work for any android device and you can enjoy the Windstream email services on your smartphone.

Windstream.Net Email Settings for iPhone

Below mentioned are the windstream.net email settings that you need to apply to use the Windstream email services on your iPhone. These settings will configure help in configuring your Windstream email account on your iPhone. 

  • Firstly, go to the settings of your iPhone.
  • Click on the “Mail”.
  • Make the selection for the “Accounts” option.
  • Now select “Add Account”.
  • Select “Others” from the available options.
  • Click on “Add Mail Account”.
  • Select “POP”. Move towards the Incoming Mail Server section and enter all the required details then move towards the Outgoing Mail Server and do the same. Click on “Next”.
    • Enter your full email address in the place of User Name and the User Name & password will be the same for Incoming as well as Outgoing Servers
    • Input “pop.windstream.net” in the place of Incoming Mail Server Host Name.
    • Input “smtp.windstream.net” in the place of Outgoing Mail Server Host Name.
  • Now a prompt may appear asking to verify the Incoming and Outgoing Server details. You can make a click on “Continue” or select “Details” then click on “Trust”. 
  • Click on “Save”.
  • Select the newly created account by you.
  • Go to the SMTP server.
  • Check and verify the SMTP settings as mentioned below and then click on “Done”.
    • Input “smtp.windstream.net” in the place of Outgoing Mail Server Host Name.
    • Input your full Windstream email address in the place of User Name.
    • Input your Windstream email password in the place of Password.
    • Set the Outgoing (SMTP) Secure Port to 465 and Security type as SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates).
    • Set the Outgoing (SMTP roaming server) Secure Port to 587 and Security type as SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates).
    • Set the Outgoing (SMTP) Secure Port to 25 and Security type as None (Accept all certificates).
    • Set the Outgoing (SMTP roaming server) Port to 587 and Security type as None (Accept all certificates).
    • Set the Authentication option to “Password”.

Now, all the required Windstream email settings have been applied and you are all set to use the Windstream email services on your iPhone.

After reading the aforementioned article, you must have gained knowledge of all the required Windstream Email settings as per the device type and email client. If you still have any questions in your mind, do let our technical team know through the live chat support and they will be happy to assist you. Our team is ready to handle all your queries and doubts 24*7 as customer satisfaction is our utmost priority.