The Neomailbox Outlook 2010 Connection: Swiss Offshore Email Hosting for Enhanced Privacy and More
I’m assuming you are here because you know how an offshore email account can benefit you. If you need more information on that topic, I urge you to review this post, “Offshore Email Accounts to Protect Your Privacy” before continuing.
A Neomailbox Outlook 2010 connection gives you benefits of an offshore email account, with the power of Outlook. Neomailbox has great features for protecting your email, including:
- Secure SSL connections
- IP hiding
- Powerful encryption
- Unlimited disposable email addresses
- Digital signatures
Clearly, this is a premium service, and well worth the small cost of an account if you value your privacy.
We’re about ready to start the process of making Neomailbox and Outlook 2010 talk to each other. But first, you need to make a few decisions:
- Do you really need to set up a Neomailbox account?
- Where should you host your account?
- Do you want a POP3 or an IMAP connection?
The first decision is simple, but we need to talk about the second and third one before we can act on the first one.
Where Should You Host Your Account?
This is only an issue if you haven’t set up your Neomailbox account yet. You need to decide which hosting location to choose. If you live in Switzerland, you’ll want the US hosting option since the goal is an offshore account. If you live anywhere else in the world, you’ll want to use the Swiss hosting. That’s because Switzerland offers much better email privacy protections than the US.
Do You Want a POP3 or an IMAP Connection?
Now you need to decide POP3 or IMAP. Each approach has benefits and drawbacks. POP3 first…
With a POP3 connection, Outlook downloads your messages from Neomailbox to the Outlook Inbox. Then it deletes the messages from the Neomailbox server. Because these messages are in the Outlook Inbox, you have all Outlook 2010’s tools at your disposal when you work with them. Also, some privacy experts say never leave copies of messages on anyone’s email server.
But with the POP3 connection, you only have access to your messages through that copy of Outlook. This is a problem if you need access to your offshore email account from different tools. In other words, with POP3 you won’t be able to read your messages in your web browser anymore. Or on your smartphone.
With an IMAP connection, Outlook creates a local set of Neomailbox. It then synchronizes your messages between these folders and the Neomailbox servers. You are able to work with your mail using either Outlook or the Neomailbox web interface. If you need access when you are away from your regular computer, this is a big plus. The other major benefit of IMAP is that you can use it to work with your mail from your smartphone as well as Outlook.
However, the downside of this approach is that when you use IMAP, your messages don’t end up in the Outlook Inbox. They end up in their own set of folders in Outlook. And some of Outlook’s features (such as the full range of categories), aren’t supported by the IMAP standard. This means you will work slightly differently with these messages than with ones directly dumped into the Outlook Inbox (like POP3 messages are).
And finally, realize that with IMAP, copies of your messages still reside on the Neomailbox servers, which some security experts think you should avoid.
I personally use the IMAP interface so I can sync my mail between multiple email clients, but I’ve included links to instructions for either approach, so you can choose for yourself.
With these issues out of the way, if you haven’t set up an account yet, you can do so on THIS PAGE. Make sure to close the window and return here once you are done so we can continue setting you up.
Configuring Your Neomailbox Outlook 2010 Offshore Email Connection
Please click the link below that corresponds to the kind of connection you want to make between Neomailbox and Outlook 2010. They’ll take you to the appropriate instructions for getting it done. And don’t worry about the number of steps you see. Most of the instructions you find online for configuring email accounts are shorter, but they assume that you are a technician or some other hardcore computer person, so already know what you’re doing.
I don’t like that approach. I believe in giving you lots of short, simple steps, with all the details included. This site is set up for normal people, not techies, so I don’t assume a high level of computer expertise in these instructions. If you use your computer in your work or day to day life, and you’ve found your way to this page, you have all the technical expertise you need to follow these instructions and start getting your Neomailbox account messages in Outlook 2010 just a few minutes from now.
- Make a Neomailbox Outlook POP3 Connection
- Make a Neomailbox Outlook IMAP Connection
From here you can:
Return to the top of this Neomail Outlook 2010 page.
Go to the main Outlook 2010 email accounts page.
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