Cox Email Settings: How to Add Your Cox Email Address to your Email Client

Easily add your Cox email address to any email client with these up-to-date Cox email settings for Cox business email & residential Cox email!

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Cox Email Settings: How to Add Your Cox Email Address to your Email Client
Last verified: May 2024

Cox Email Settings: Find Out Which Account Type You're Using!

Cox (also known as Cox Communications) is one of the largest private broadband providers in the US. The family-owned company offers a variety digital products, ranging from internet and wifi solutions, cell phone plans and it's own TV and streaming product "Cox Conture TV" up to Cox Homelife, a package for connected smart homes. Among the broad product range, Cox also offers email services that are included with all Cox high speed internet packages.

Cox residential or business email?

Regarding it's email solutions, Cox used to provide two different email services: Residential Cox email and Cox business email. Both services utilise different email settings, a fact that often confuses users and makes it hard to find out which email settings are the correct ones. Cox business email is the current email solution that most users rely on nowadays. Cox email (also called "residential email") is no longer available for new users.

If your email address ends with "@cox.nex", you emails are hosted on the old residential email system. To set up your emails, please refer to the options stated in brackets in the table below.

In all other cases, you're a Cox business email user and can rely on the IMAP, POP3 and SMTP settings stated in the tables below!


Email Settings for Cox: Easily Add Your Email Address to Any Email Client

Do you wish to add your Cox residential or business email to your email client (like Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail)? Simply use the IMAP or POP3 settings below for incoming emails as well as the SMTP settings stated in the table below for outgoing emails.

Cox Email Migration: If you wish to migrate your email from or to Cox, enter the IMAP settings below in the email migration tool of your choice.


Email Settings Cox: Incoming Emails via IMAP

Add the following IMAP settings in the section for "incoming email" in your email client or your email migration tool:

IMAP (residential email accounts:
IMAP Port993
IMAP Security
Username Your full email address
Password Your COX email password


Email Settings Cox: Outgoing Emails via SMTP

To be able to send emails from your Cox email address using your email client, make sure to include the following Cox email settings in the section for "outgoing emails".

SMTP (residential email accounts:
SMTP Port465
SMTP SecuritySSL
Requires Authentication
Username Your full email address
Password Your COX email password


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POP3 instead of IMAP: Cox POP3 Settings

In case you choose POP3 over IMAP to set up your Cox email account in your email client, use these settings instead of the IMAP settings stated above:

POP (residential email accounts:
POP Port995
POP Security
Username Your full email address
Password Your COX email password


POP3 or IMAP: What should I use for my Cox email?

When configuring your Cox email, you'll need to decide whether you wish to use IMAP or POP for incoming emails.

With IMAP, any changes made to your emails (such as deletions or marking them as read) are synchronized with the Cox mail server and are visible on all devices you are using your Cox email address with. E.g., if you read one email on your computer, using IMAP, the email will also be marked as "read" on your smartphone. With POP, changes to your emails will only be visible on the device you downloaded the email to.

Generally, it's advisable to choose IMAP over POP. However, Cox only allows a maximum of 10,000 emails (regardless of size) and provides a maximum storage of 2 GB per email account. So in case you run out of storage space, POP might be a considerable option, freeing up precious storage capacity.


Migrate Emails From / To Cox:

Do you have a new Cox email address and wish to add your old emails to your new account?
Or do you switch to another email provider and wish to transfer you existing emails from Cox to your new account?

Migrating your emails from or to Cox is a very easy! All you need is a migration tool like MailJerry and your Cox email account credentials. So let's start!

➡️ Download our free email migrator or alternatively start your migration here in the Browser.

➡️ Open MailJerry and click on New Migration.

➡️ In the fields Existing Address, slect the account type and enter the email credentials for the email account that contains your email data.

➡️ In the section New Address, enter the IMAP settings for your new email account (e.g. the Cox email settings stated above).

➡️ Now start your migration by clicking on Start Migration.

Wait until your email migration from / or to Cox finished.
🎉 That's it! You can now access your old emails in your new email account!