How to Open a Port in Your Router for Imap

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The following ports need to be forwarded for Imap:

Imap - PC

  • TCP: 143
  • UDP: 143

Forwarding Ports for Imap

When you use Imap you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to Imap.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:

Find the IP Address of Your Router

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for Imap

You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.

Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The normal process for forwarding a port is:

You probably will need to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Imap:

List of Routers - Customized for Imap

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Imap.

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