Using Bell email with an Email Program
We highly recommend using web-based Bell email, to make the most of its many features. Learn more about Bell email.
However, you can configure Bell email to work with your email software.Supported email software:
Mail for Mac OS 10.5
Mail for Mac OS 10.4
Mail for Mac OS 10.3
Windows Live Mail 2011
Windows Live Mail 2009
Unsupported email software
If your email software is not listed, you can attempt to set it up yourself using the support options offered by your software manufacturer.
You’ll need your Bell Mail email address and password, plus the following server settings:
Outgoing mail server (SMTP):
SMTP Server: smtphm.sympatico.ca
Port: 25 (or 587 if port 25 does not work)
Authentication required: Yes
TLS/SSL required: Yes (Select STARTTLS or TLS if available, if not, select SSL.)
You will also need to enable POP by logging into webmail and following these steps:
- Click the options gear.
- Select More mail settings.
- Select Connect devices and apps with POP.
- Under POP, check Enable.
- Click Save.
If you don’t know if you’ve been migrated, the easiest way to tell is to check which webmail interface you see when you login at bell.net/mail.