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How to configure mail Alice: Have you opened an Alice Mail account (now TIM Mail ) but are unable to use it in your program or in your favorite email app? Do I get strange error messages when trying to send or receive new e-mails? Don’t worry, you’ve probably just made a few small mistakes while setting up your account, which happens often.

At this point, I would therefore say not to waste any more time and immediately run for cover. How? But of course, discovering together how to configure Alice Mail on computers, smartphones and tablets. The instructions to follow are more or less the same for all common e-mail programs.

I guarantee it: time five minutes and you can use Alice Mail directly from your e-mail client or browser, you will no longer have the slightest problem accessing the service. The indications in the tutorial are valid both for the old Alice Mail boxes and for the TIM Mail boxes, the “rebranded” version of the service born from the transformation of Telecom Italia into TIM. Happy reading and have fun!

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Parameters to configure Alice mail

In order to consult the Alice Mail / TIM Mail mailboxes through an application or program dedicated to managing emails, it is often necessary to indicate, at the time of configuration, the server parameters to be used to download, read and send the messages.

In the current state of affairs, it is possible to use two different protocols: the first, called POP3 , stores the changes made to the mailbox (reading and deleting messages, sent mail and so on) only in the app or program in use and does not store them on the server; for this reason, its use is not indicated if you consult your e-mail from multiple locations.

The second, called IMAP , instead synchronizes the changes on the server, thus updating the mailbox in all the applications and programs used to manage it. Therefore, I always recommend that you prefer the latter protocol, instead of POP3.

Having made this necessary clarification, below I list the IMAP parameters to be used, when necessary, to configure the e-mail software in order to manage email boxes of the type @ alice.it , @ tim.it and @ tin.it.

Parametri IMAP @alice.it

  • Username : e-mail address, complete with @ alice.it;
  • Incoming mail server : in.alice.it;
  • Incoming server port number: 143 with none / automatic encryption method ;
  • Outgoing mail server : out.alice.it;
  • Outgoing mail server port number: 587 with none / automatic encryption method ;
  • Outbox authentication : yes.

Parametri IMAP @tim.it

  • Username : e-mail address, complete with @ tim.it;
  • Incoming mail server : imap.tim.it;
  • Incoming mail server port number: 143 with StartTLS / TLS encryption method , or 995 with SSL encryption method ;
  • Outgoing mail server : smtp.tim.it;
  • Outgoing mail server port number: 587 with StartTLS / TLS encryption;
  • Outbox authentication : yes.

Parametri IMAP @ tin.it

  • Username : e-mail address, complete with @ tin.it;
  • Incoming mail server : imaps.tin.it;
  • Incoming mail server port number: 143 with StartTLS / TLS encryption method ;
  • Outgoing mail server : smtps.tin.it;
  • Outgoing mail server port number: 587 with StartTLS / TLS encryption;
  • Outbox authentication : yes.

Keep in mind that if TIM Mail is not associated with a TIM line (ADSL, fiber or cellular), the related mailbox can be consulted by an app or program only if you are connected to the Internet via a TIM network . Otherwise, access is only allowed via Webmail .

Note : some e-mail clients, especially those for smartphones and tablets, may not have a field explicitly dedicated to the connection port. In this case, you can deal with the problem by adding the symbol “:” immediately after the server name and specifying the port after it (eg. In.alice.it:143 or out.alice.it:587 ).

How to configure Alice Mail on smartphones and tablets

The way to go to configure Alice Mail / TIM Mail on smartphones and tablets is extremely simple: it all boils down to starting your favorite email application and adding a new account, by entering the parameters previously seen in the appropriate form. Below I’ll explain how to do it on Android and iOS / iPadOS.

How will I configure post Alice on her Android

How will I configure post Alice on her Android

If yours is an Android animated device , you can add the new e-mail account directly from the system settings: following this operation, it will be available and ready for use in the default app used for managing emails (e.g. eg. Gmail ).

So, first of all, tap on the gear symbol located on the Home screen or in the Android drawer, so as to access the operating system Settings , press the Account / Account & Synchronization item and touch the Add account button , located at the bottom to the next screen.

Now, select the item Personal (IMAP) or E-mail from the next menu, indicate your email address in the appropriate field and tap the Manual configuration button , located at the bottom. Now choose you want to use the IMAP protocol , enter your account password and, after pressing the Next button , specify the server settings for incoming and outgoing mail , tapping the Next button each time .

Should you encounter problems in validating the settings (caused for example by an incorrect security protocol), tap on the Edit advanced settings item that appears on the screen and enter, in the proposed module, also the port and the security protocol to be use.

If everything went well, within a few moments, the mailbox should be set up on the device. When this happens, touch the Next button and finish everything by indicating the e-mail management parameters, if applicable: mail checking frequency , use of the account as default , sending of receipt notifications , automatic synchronization and download of attachments . Finally, tap the Next button and that’s it!

Following this operation, the mail account will be added to the operating system and will be usable within the default management app. If, on the other hand, you prefer to view the content of your Alice email in another Android email client, all you have to do is start it and, after opening its settings , tap the button to add a new account and follow a procedure similar to that seen a little while ago.

How will I set up Post Alice on her iPhone?

How will I set up Post Alice on her iPhone?

If yours is an iPhone , you can follow a procedure quite similar to the one seen above, to make Alice’s mail available within the iOS Mail app. Please note that the following steps are also valid for configuring Alice Mail on iPad .

To succeed in the enterprise, tap on the iOS / iPadOS Settings icon (the one depicting the symbol of a gear located on the Home screen or in the app Library of the device), tap on the Mail and Accounts items and tap on the word Add account .

Now, touch the item Other visible on the next screen, choose the Add Mail account option and fill in the proposed form with the required data: your name (the one displayed for outgoing messages), your email address , the password to use to access it and, if desired, a description of the mailbox (eg Mail Alice).

Finally, touch the Next button located at the top right and wait a few moments for Mail to attempt to automatically retrieve the “credentials” of the servers for incoming and outgoing mail. If the operation is not successful, you will be offered a module dedicated to manual entry: tap on the IMAP tab and enter the parameters I explained to you in the initial chapter of this guide in the appropriate boxes. When you’re done, tap the Next button to proceed with verifying your settings.

At this point, all you have to do is choose which items to synchronize with the newly added mail service ( mail , contacts , calendars and so on) and press the Save button to complete everything. If you deem it appropriate, you can arrange for new emails to be sent, by default, with the Alice / TIM account just configured: to do this, go to the Settings> iOS Mail menu and tap on the Default Account item .

How will I configure Post Alice in Outlook

How will I configure Post Alice in Outlook

How do you say? Need specific guidance on setting up Alice’s mail in the Outlook app available for Android, iPhone and iPad? Don’t worry, it’s very easy.

To begin with, start the aforementioned app: if it is the first time you add it, you will be automatically offered the procedure to add a new account; if, on the other hand, you want to place your Alice / TIM mailbox next to an existing one, tap on your avatar visible at the top left and then on the icon depicting an envelope with the + symbol , residing in the sidebar of the menu that appears.

Now, tap on the Add a resident account item in the panel that appears below, specify the e-mail address to be configured in the appropriate text box, touch the Continue button and indicate that you want to use the IMAP protocol , by pressing the appropriate button.

At this point, enter the mailbox password in the appropriate field, specify the name to be displayed in outgoing messages in the appropriate field and, if desired, indicate a description for the account. Finally, tap the ✓ / Login button that appears at the top, to try to automatically configure the incoming and outgoing mail servers.

In case of an error, move the lever relative to the Advanced settings to OFF and fill in the next form indicating the parameters that I explained to you in the initial section of this guide. Finally, tap the ✓ / Login button , to finish configuring your mailbox, and finish it all by tapping the Later button .

If you need an extra hand in completing the steps I told you about in this section, you may find my Outlook setup guide very useful. If you prefer to use any other application used for managing e-mail instead of Outlook, you can configure it by following a procedure rather similar to the one seen a little while ago.

How to set up Alice mail on the computer

Even in the case of the computer, Alice’s mail can be configured to be managed through any e-mail program. Below I’ll explain how to do it on Windows 10 , on macOS and, finally, through the Outlook software .

How to set up Alice Mail with Windows 10

How to set up Alice Mail with Windows 10

To configure an Alice / TIM mailbox in the Windows 10 Mail program , do this: first, open the aforementioned application calling it from the Windows Start menu (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen ), click on the gear symbol located at the bottom left and then on the Manage account item , visible in the menu that appears.

Now, click on the Add account button , select the Advanced setup item located in the next window and choose the Internet Mail option .

Now, fill in the fields displayed on the screen with the required information: e -mail address, username and password to access the mailbox, account name and name to display for sending outgoing mail. Finally, set the Account Type drop-down menu to IMAP 4 and fill in the data relating to the incoming mail server and the outgoing mail server , following the instructions I gave you in the initial chapter of this guide.

Finally, click on the Login button and wait for the mailbox to be made available within the application (you can select it from the left sidebar). That’s all!

How to set up Alice Mail on Mac

How to set up Alice Mail on Mac

To configure Alice’s email in Apple Mail , open the aforementioned application by recalling it from the Dock , click on the Mail menu> Add account … located in the upper menu bar, put the check mark next to the wording Other Mail account … and click on the Continue button .

Now, enter your name , the email address to be configured and the password to access the mailbox within the text boxes displayed on the screen, click the Login button and wait for Mail to try to automatically configure the mailbox electronics.

If the operation fails, click on the Continue button , in order to view the form dedicated to manually entering the parameters for the servers, and fill in everything following the instructions I gave you in the initial chapter of this guide. When you are done, click on the Login button and, after specifying the items to synchronize with the Mac (Mail, Calendars, Contacts and so on), press the Save button to finish.

How will I configure Post Alice in Outlook

How will I configure Post Alice in Outlook

If, instead of the default Windows and macOS programs, you prefer to use the Outlook email client (part of the Microsoft 365 suite), proceed as follows: first open the program, click on the File tab located at the top left and then on Add account button , visible inside the panel that appears.

Now, enter your e-mail address in the appropriate field, click on the Connect button and, when prompted, enter the password of the e-mail box and click on the Connect button again , in order to automatically acquire the IMAP account settings and finish configuring the mailbox.

If the automatic detection fails, you can add the server parameters manually: start the creation of a new account as I showed you a little while ago and, after entering your Alice email address , click on the Advanced Options item and affix the sign checkmark next to Allow advanced account setup .

Now, click on the IMAP icon located on the screen that appears later, enter the password of your mailbox, click on the Connect button and, when the screen appears There was a problem , click on the Change account settings button and enter the parameters relating to the incoming and outgoing mail servers, which I indicated in the first chapter of this guide, within the appropriate fields.

If, instead of Outlook, you prefer to use another e-mail program (eg. Thunderbird), all you have to do is access its settings and follow the wizard to add a new account , usually very similar to the one you I explained to you a little while ago.