Using Claws with Zoho Mail

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This page contains various tips for using Claws with Zoho Mail. Zoho Mail is one alternative to Gmail, by providing a clean interface, unlimited storage space, no ads, folders, labels and filters, POP and IMAP access, thread view, SSL access and various other bells and whistles in addition to a helpful support service. Importantly, no algorithm peeps through your private e-mails.

Configuration

IMAP

To configure Zoho Mail please refer to the official Help entry on generic IMAP configuration. Below are the settings that work on my Debian testing with Claws 3.7.6.

Basic

  • IMAP server: imap.zoho.com
  • SMTP server: smtp.zoho.com
  • User ID: your_username

Receive

  • Auth method: automatic

Send

  • SMTP Auth: checked
  • SMTP Auth method: automatic

SSL

  • IMAP4: use SSL
  • Send (SMTP): use SSL
  • Use non-blocking SSL: unchecked.

Advanced

  • SMTP port: 465
  • IMAP4 port: 993

If you have issues sending e-mails (connection times out, or similar), consider using a local folder to queue messages and save drafts. The FAQ explains why you may need local folders. Here I use:

  • Put sent in: #mh/Mailbox/sent
  • Put queued in: #mh/Mailbox/queue
  • Put drafts in: #mh/Mailbox/draft

See also