How do I connect my IMAP email account to Nimble? 


IMAP is one of the most prevalent Internet standard protocols for email retrieval. Virtually all modern email clients and mail servers support this protocol as a means of transferring email messages from a server.

Nimble connects to your email over IMAP to bring together all of your conversations from all of your email clients such as your smartphone or your desktop email program and we collect emails in Nimble and relate them to your contacts.

Important Notes Before You Connect:

To use IMAP with Nimble, you must first make sure IMAP is enabled in your email provider's settings. Please check your settings or contact your email provider to make sure you have IMAP enabled.

Nimble does not support email integration for accounts that require a separate password for IMAP and SMTP servers. We also do not support POP3 email for Nimble.



IMAP Setup:

  1. Go to Settings >> Networks & Imports and select IMAP. 


 2. Fill out the form with details specific to your IMAP account.

If you are unsure where to find this information, please follow our instructions below for help locating the proper information.


Locating Information via Desktop Mail Client

Mozilla Thunderbird

1. Go to Tools >> Account Settings.
2. Select your email account from the left side of the Account Settings dialogue.
3. This will display your server information to translate over to Nimble. 

Outlook Desktop

1. Go to Tools >> Accounts.
2. Select your email account and click Properties to display your server information to translate over to Nimble.
 
Apple Mail
1. Go to Preferences >> Accounts.
2. Copy down your email account information and translate it over to Nimble.

Microsoft Outlook 2010
1. Go to File >> Account Settings.
2. Select your email account for details.
3. Translate your email account information to Nimble.

IMAP Settings via Email Service Providers

 
MobileMe and iCloud
IMAP: imap.mail.me.com
IMAP Port: 993
SMTP: smtp.mail.me.com
SMTP Port: 587
SSL (On)

(Please note when Apple's two-step verification is on, it may block Nimble from accessing your account unless you have set up an app-specific password. Apple goes into more detail in their support article here.).
 
Office365 Email:

IMAP: outlook.office365.com
IMAP Port: 993
SMTP: smtp.office365.com
SMTP Port: 587
SSL (On)

If your Office 365 email account is on your own domain, you may need to contact your IT admin or email provider for the correct server names and port numbers.

(Please note when Office 365's two-step verification is on, it may block Nimble from accessing your account unless you have set up an app-specific password. Microsoft goes into more detail in their support article here.).
 
Microsoft Exchange
To set up with Microsoft Exchange, please contact your company's MS Exchange administrator to share the IMAP account details with you, as it differs for every account.
 
Gmail Email
IMAP: imap.gmail.com
SMTP: smtp.gmail.com
SSL (On)
SMTP Port: 587
 
GoDaddy
IMAP: imap.secureserver.net
SMTP: smtp.secureserver.net
Username: Your full email address
Password: Your email account password

Source: GoDaddy provides more information here.
 
Rackspace Hosted Exchange Server
IMAP: secure.emailsrvr.com
SMTP: secure.emailsrvr.com

Source: http://www.rackspace.com/apps/support/portal/1070
 
Yahoo Mail
 IMAP: imap-ssl.mail.yahoo.com
 SMTP: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
 SSL (On)
 SMTP Port: 465
 
BT Connect
 IMAP: imap4.btconnect.com
 SMTP: smtp.btconnect.com
 
DreamHost
Username: Your Account Email
IMAP: sub4.homie.mail.dreamhost.com
Port: 993

SMTP: sub4.homie.mail.dreamhost.com
Port: 465
SSL
 
1and1 Email
 
Username: Your Account Email
IMAP: imap.1and1.com
Port: 993

SMTP:
smtp.1and1.com
Port: 465
SSL


 
Error Messages and Solutions
 
"The specified SMTP host doesn't respond. Make sure the host name you entered is correct."
This error message could be caused by any of the following :
 - Incorrect SMTP host name.
 - Your email server may need to whitelist Nimble's server IP ranges (Please email us for more information).
 - Need to verify that account is set up for IMAP and not POP3.
 
If none of these solutions work, please test out your account by using the same IMAP/SMTP credentials on another email program to see if you can connect. Some example programs are Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Microsoft Outlook.
 
If you continue to have issues with IMAP setup, please create a dummy account with your IMAP service and email us the following information at care@nimble.com:
 
Dummy email
Dummy password
IMAP Host and Port information
SMTP Host and Port information
 
 
 
If you have any questions, please write us at care@nimble.com, initiate a chat from this FAQ, or join one of our Nimble Onboarding and Best Practices sessions, held every weekday at 9 AM PT. 

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