Mr_Roboto

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Hi, I want to have my NAS access IMAP, I'm informed that I have to open my IMAP port as there is no option within the NAS software to do this. I would like to know how to open the port so the NAS which has it's own email client can access the same IMAP port etc as is with cPanel ?
 

cPRex

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Hey there! By default, all ports for email are open on a cPanel server, and the Exim service is listening on that for mail delivery. By default this is port 993 for secure IMAP, and we can see that running with this command:

Code:
# netstat -lpn | grep 993
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:993             0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      1627803/dovecot     
tcp6       0      0 :::993                  :::*                    LISTEN      1627803/dovecot
Can you check your server and see if that port is running? If so, I'd expect any system with a functional mailserver to be able to connect with no modifications to cPanel or the server necessary.