How to Check Email Ports Tutorial

Learn how to check 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

Yo can find more information how to find the hostname of the server you are hosted on in our tutorial.

Sometimes local firewalls allow access only to sites on port 80. In such cases, you can 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:

  • Press the windows button + R
  • Type cmd in the popup that opens
  • 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:

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

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