How to Check Email Ports

Learn how to chech which email ports are open

You may experience issues with the non-standard http ports Webmail works with. Usually Webmail can be opened from:

  • https://mydomain.com:2096
  • http://mydomain.com:2095
  • http://webmail.servername.com

You may check the name of your server via your Customers Area. Please review the DNS Change article - the server name is the DNS server name without ns1 in front of it.

Sometimes local firewalls allow access only to sites on port 80. In such cases, please use the 3rd URL. Note that it is a web based proxy which provides you with the option to access your cPanel via the default http port 80. We have set this extra service for our Customers whose Internet Service Providers have blocked ports 2096 and 2095.

You may check if the ports are blocked executing the following commands:

If you are running Windows do the following:

  • Click Start
  • Click Run
  • Type cmd
  • Type telnet mydomain.com 2095
  • Type telnet mydomain.com 2096

If you are running Linux/Mac OS do the following:

  • Start your Linux/Mac OS console terminal
  • Type telnet mydomain.com 2095
  • Type telnet mydomain.com 2096

If the port is not blocked the results should look like the one listed below:

Trying IP (for example 14.14.14.14)...Connected to servername.com.Escape character is '^]'.

Different result will means that the port is blocked and you should use the web proxy link provided above.

Please, find the default POP3, IMAP and SMTP ports values in the POP3, IMAP, SMTP and Email clients article.