Even though the settings aren’t listed on http://wiki.dreamhost.com/POP3_Accounts, DreamHost supports secure POP3, IMAP, SNMP, and webmail access.
mail.dreamhost.com– use this, because the mailserver’s certificate is issued for this domain name. This works even though DreamHost says to use
- POP3 using SSL/TLS:
- IMAP using SSL/TLS:
- SMTP using STARTTLS:
https://webmail.dreamhost.com– Make sure you enter “https:”, because DreamHost does not automatically upgrade a http connection to https.
If you want to use STARTTLS for POP3 or IMAP, use the following ports:
I recommend using SSL/TLS when possible. Since a STARTTLS session begins as plaintext, because it just adds one (admittedly minor) point of attack. You have to perform a SSL/TLS handshake anyway, why expose yourself to the risk of a STARTTLS upgrade failure too?