CenturyLink Email Settings


CenturyLink Email Settings

CenturyLink is one of the best email clients in the market right now. In this write-up, we will take you through different CenturyLink email settings that you might need to configure your email with.

If you are searching for the perfect CenturyLink email server settings as per your device type and email clients, then this guide is for you. It covers all the CenturyLink email settings for different devices as well as email clients. 

Before jumping to the settings and steps, you must first know that the IMAP settings are responsible for incoming emails while the SMTP settings are responsible for the outgoing emails. So, be careful while applying these settings as they are crucial for using email services without any problem.

CenturyLink Email POP3 Settings (Incoming Mail Server)

Below mentioned are the CenturyLink.net email POP3 settings in a stepwise manner that you need to apply to your CenturyLink.net email account.

  • POP should reflect pop.centurylink.net.
  • The port value should be 995.
  • When prompted for Security, choose SSL.

CenturyLink Email SMTP Settings (Outgoing Mail Server)

  • Smtp.centurylink.net.
  • The port value should be 587.
  • Choose ‘TLS’ if it is available.
  • For username, enter your full email ID.
  • The server limit is set to 20mb by default.
  • The ‘send to limit’ is 100 contacts.
  • If you are using webmail, the limit is set to 100 per hour.
  • SMTP send limit is set at 500 per hour by default.
  • If you are using IP to send email then the limit is set at 50 per 5 minutes.

If you have used this procedure then we are confident that you will not face any issues in setting up CenturyLink using POP3 and the email services will work fine. 

CenturyLink Email IMAP Settings

The CenturyLink Email IMAP settings are somewhat similar. However, there are some minor changes that you need to keep in mind. Just follow the simple steps mentioned below and the CenturyLink email settings will be applied in a few minutes.

Under the ‘incoming server’ settings, make sure to enter the following details:-

  • IMAP should show:- ‘mail.centurylink.net.
  • The port value should be 993.
  • When choosing a security type, make sure to choose SSL.

For CenturyLink outgoing email server settings make sure you have entered the following information correctly:-

Smtp.centurylink.net should be entered in the ‘outgoing server’ column. The port value should be exactly 587. Always use TLS if it is available.

  • Make sure to enter your full CenturyLink email id when you are prompted for the username.
  • The server limit is set at 20mb by default, just like for pop3.
  • The send to limit is also set at 100 contacts, you can also purchase additional limit.
  • 100 per hour is the set limit if you are using a webmail service.
  • When using SMTP the limit is set at 500 per hour.
  • When using the IP based mail service, you can only send 50 emails per 5 seconds. 

We are confident that after going through this guide you will not face any issues while setting up CenturyLink email. The settings might vary a little bit as per your device type and email client. If you are facing any further issues, then please feel free to reach out to us.

CenturyLink.Net Email Server Settings For Outlook

If you are a CenturyLink email user and want to set up CenturyLink on Outlook then let me tell you that it is going to be a cakewalk for you. In this comprehensive guide, we will explain steps on how to set up CenturyLink on Outlook. You will find the steps to be very simple as you can execute them on your own without any help.

CenturyLink email manual setup process for a CenturyLink Email account on the Outlook using incoming (IMAP) and outgoing (SMTP) server details are described below in a stepwise manner.

  • Open Outlook
  • Go to ‘File’ and click ‘Info’
  • Now you will have select ‘Account Settings’
Select ‘Account Settings’ - CenturyLink Email Server Settings For Outlook
  • In the dialog box that opens up, select ‘Account Settings’ again.
  • Click on New
  • Now you will have to select ‘Manual setup or additional server types’
  • Click on next
Select ‘Manual setup - CenturyLink Email Server Settings For Outlook
  • Click on ‘POP or IMAP’ and Click on Next again.
Click on ‘POP or IMAP - CenturyLink Email Server Settings For Outlook
  • Enter your full name
  • Enter your full email address
  • From the Drop-Down menu select POP3
  • ‘Incoming Mail Server should reflect pop.centurylink.net
  • Smtp.centurylink.net should be entered in the ‘Outgoing Mail Server’ field.
  • For Username, enter your full email address.
  • The email password should be entered in the password field.
  • After this, Select more settings.
Select more settings - centurylink email server settings for outlook
  • And then make sure that Smtp requires authentication or the set up won’t work.
'Outgoing Mail Server’ field - centurylink incoming and outgoing mail server settings
  • Now click on Advanced.
  • Make sure that the incoming server shows 995
  • Encrypted connection box should be checked
  • Outgoing Server should reflect 587
  • Leave a copy message should be checked
  • Click on OK and after that select close.
  • The last step is clicking on the Finish button.

These are the steps that you will need to follow to step up your CenturyLink email account on Outlook. We are sure that the above mentioned Centurylink email settings for outlook will help you out. If you are facing any further issues then don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

CenturyLink.Net Email Settings For iPhone

Setting up CenturyLink.net on iPhone and iPad is fairly straightforward. In this article, we will provide you step by step guide on how to set up CenturyLink email on iPad & iPhone. Just follow these simple steps to access your CenturyLink email on the IOS devices:-

  •  Go to Settings
  •  Now scroll down to the bottom and choose Mail, Contacts, and Calendar.
  • Click on Add Mail Account and enter the following:
Click on Add Account -  centurylink net email settings iphone
  • Click on Add Mail Account and enter the following:-
Click on Add Mail Account - centurylink net email settings iphone
  1. The Hostname should be pop.centurylink.net
  2. The username should be the email id.
  3. The password will be of your email id.
  • Scroll down a little more and click on ‘Outgoing Mail Server. Please enter the following information:-
  1. The Hostname should be pop.centurylink.net
  2. The email should be used as the username
  3. Use your email id password as the password.
  •  Click on Save
  •  Now choose your new email id from the next screen
Click on Save - centurylink net email settings iphone
  •  Click on Main Server and choose pop.centurylink.net
  • Make sure that the ‘SSL’ should reflect None and the server port number should be 143
  • Click on Done
  • Now click on Advanced:-
  • Here, you should find ‘SSL: SSL and the server port should show pop.centurylink.net
  • Click on Finish
  • Restart your phone

Congratulations! You have successfully set up your CenturyLink email account on iPhone or iPad

CenturyLink.Net Email Settings For Android

If you are wondering how to set up CenturyLink email on android then here you go:-

  • Open your mail app
  • Go to settings
  • Click on add new mail account
  • Select POP3
  • Enter your email id
  • Enter the password fro the email id
  • Now choose ‘manual set up’
Choose ‘manual set up’ - centurylink net email settings Android

Make sure that the following information is there:-

  • The email should be the username
  • Same for the password
Same for the password - centurylink email on Android
  • The incoming server should show ‘pop.centurylink.net’
  • The port value should be 993
  • The security type should be SSL
  • Click on Next
  • Make sure that Outgoing Settings are the following:-
  • Pop.centurylink.net should be the outgoing value
  • The port value should be 143
  • The security type should be None
  • The authorization should be Yes
  • The email should be the Username
  • Use your email password
  • Click on Next
  • Enter your preference
  • Give the account a name
  • Click on Finish
  • Restart your phone.

The aforementioned CenturyLink email server settings will work fine for your android device and you will be able to send/receive emails through your Centurylink account without any problem or issue.

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We sincerely hope that you found this guide useful in knowing the CenturyLink email settings for different devices and email clients. In case you need any further information, you can reach out to our technical team through live chat support anytime you want. Our team is ready to answer all your questions 24*7 as we believe in achieving greater customer satisfaction.

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