How do I change email server settings?

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  1. ptrider

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    The ISP changed servers, now I need to change the IMAP & SMTP settings for two accounts in both an ipad2 and a mini.

    How do I change the IMAP settings, the ports, and the security settings?
     
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    If it works the same as with my carrier, here's what you need to do:

    Go to Settings - Mail, Contacts, Calendars, select the email account you need to change. Now tap the email address:
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    This will lead to the following page:
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    To change IMAP settings, select "Advanced" to change SMTP settings, choose "SMTP".
    In Advanced, you'll find this:
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    You'll have to scroll down to get there. Here you should be able to change the information.
    In SMTP, this is what you'll find:
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    Either you'll add a server (bottom), or it's possible to edit the primary server:
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    Hope that helps.
     
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  3. ptrider

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    Thank you, but that doesn't get me to the place where I can change the IMAP server setting. IMAP Path Prefix is a different setting.

    I can set the new server settings if I create a new email account using the same email address but the new server settings, but I don't know if I'll lose anything by doing that.
     
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    The IMAP server was on the second screen shot, called Host Name. Tap it and change it to the new server/path.

    Though, if this is an IMAP email server the easiest thing to do would be to delete the account and then add it again using whatever procedure your ISP recommends. Since all email is kept on the IMAP server, you should lose nothing.
     

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