It’s been almost two months now that I am using Bluehost‘s hosting and I am really satisfied by the services they offer. One of these is the SSL service for the mail accounts they give along with the hosting services. For those of you who don’t know what SSL is, you can read about it here.

After I created a mail account using my domain name, the first thing I did was to configure it using Outlook 2007. I properly configured my mail account to use SSL using the following settings.

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Incoming Mail Server: box***.bluehost.com (*** is the server number given by bluehost)
  • Outgoing Mail Server: box***.bluehost.com
  • Check for the outgoing (SMTP) server to require authentication using the same settings as incoming server. (more…)