TalkTalk Help

Setting up TalkTalk email on iPhone

The following steps will help you setup your email address on your iPhone. If you’re not sure what your email or password is you can find them in My Account.

You might find after updating your iPhone to a newer version of iOS your email account may stop working. Try deleting the account then adding it again. Simply tap Settings, then Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap your email account. Scroll down and tap Delete Account. Once you've deleted it, follow the steps below:


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On your iPhone home screen tap the Settings icon.

Tap Settings

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Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars


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Select Add Account.


Select Add Account

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Select Other.

Select Other



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Select Add Mail Account.

Select Add Mail Account

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Please note: Some Apple devices may setup IMAP or POP3 incorrectly. You may find that if you try and setup IMAP on your device it could use POP3 and vice versa. For more information regarding this setup take a look at Apple support for this issue.

On this page you need to complete the following sections:

  • Name - Your name needs to go in here.
  • Email - Enter a fake email address as Apple recommends (for example:
  • Password - This is your email password, remember this is is case sensitive, if you don't remember your password you can check and manage your email addresses in My Account.

The Description Field is auto populated. When complete select Next which will be highlighted.

Complete Details and select Next


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If you see this message, tap Next.



o2 message

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Choose IMAP which will turn blue when selected.



These are the details that have been entered select Save

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Check your details match the following:

  • Incoming Mail Server:
  • Outgoing Mail server:
  • Enter your real email address in the Email and User Name section (this will replace the fake email adress entered earlier).
  • Tap Next.



Check details


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If you see this message tap Yes.


Save Changes


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You will see the following IMAP summary page, tap Save.


Save Changes


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This screen confirms the account is added. To connect to your TalkTalk email on your mobile network, you'll need to change the SMTP settings. Tap your TalkTalk account.

This Screen confirms Account added


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Tap Account.

How to check Mail


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Tap the TalkTalk SMTP server.



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Change your details to the following:

  • Username: Enter your TalkTalk email address.

  • Password: Enter your TalkTalk email password, if you don't remember your password you can check and manage your email addresses in My Account.

  • Authentication: Select Password from the list of options.

  • Server Port: 587

  • The Use SSL option should be enabled.

  • Tap Done.

  • Press the home button to get back to the main menu.

During this process, you may see a screen saying "timed out", if you do, tap OK, Done and then Save

Change settings


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Your TalkTalk email is now set up. To check for mail tap the Mail icon, and if you want to have alerts for mail simply set the Badge App icon in the Notification Centre and this will show you how many unread messages there are.

If you have any problems, head over to Apple's iPhone support site for more detailed help and troubleshooting.

How to check Mail



We highly recommend using IMAP when setting up your TalkTalk email on your iPhone. When it comes to deleting your emails, IMAP will allow you to delete your mail both on your mobile device and server in one step. If you would like to delete your emails from both the server and webmail, IMAP will allow you to do this by following the below steps:

  1. In your Settings, you will need to select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Select your Email Account.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. In MAILBOX BEHAVIORS select Deleted Mailbox.
  5. In ON THE SERVER tick Trash.

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