How To Setup Email On An iPhone Connecting To Liquid Web

It seems like everyone nowadays has an iPhone or iPod Touch that they use to access their emails. As it turns out, one of the most popular questions we have from our clients now is “How do I setup my email account on my iPhone?” This can be confusing for new iPhone owners, so we came up with these simple steps to get you up and running.

At JVF Consulting we rely on Liquid Web for our hosting, so the steps we follow are specific to their requirements. If you do not use Liquid Web for your email routing, the following settings may not work for you, so beware.

1. If you’re setting up an email account for the first time on your iPhone touch the Settings icon on the home screen. Next select Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Accounts and choose Add Account….

2. To setup your POP3 email account choose Other.

3. Select Add Mail Account under the Mail section.

4. Fill in your name, email address and password. Then click Save.

5. You will then be promted to enter your email account information. First select the POP button at the very top of your screen.

6.  Next, continue entering your email account information.
* Incoming Mail Server

Host Name:
User Name:
Password: Enter your current case sensitive password.

* Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)
Host Name:
User Name:
Password: Enter your current case sensitive password.

When complete, press Save.

Step 7. Your iPhone will then verify your account information. During this process you will get a “Secure Connection Failed” error stating the smtp certificate is not valid. Press Continue to proceed.

Step 8. Next you will see another “Secure Connection Failed” error stating the certificate is not valid. Press Continue to proceed.

Step 9. Upon successful completion you will be taken back to the Mail Settings screen. You should now have a fully configured POP email account on your Apple iPhone.

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  • Ana Marie

    I just replaced my old smartphone with an Ipod and I set up my email accts but I had some sort of a problem with the connection. It didn’t seem up right. What i did is I deleted the connection and followed your instructions and I made it right. Thanks.

  • I think that this is the best tutorial I have ever seen, Now I have learned how to setup the email and have even started using it.

  • Not that much harder than setting up a fresh pop/email account in Thuderbird or Outlook Express.

    You gotta know your user/pass and smtp settings. 🙂


  • Hi,

    I happened to come across your website while searching for Step-by-step instructions on how to add or setup an email account on your iPhone.

    Even though I was not planning on connecting to Liquid Web, I found your instructions very helpful and useful, and thought I’d let you know.


  • I love iphone for checking my emails and for having all the emails organised when ever I am on the run.