My email/domain provider is forcing switch to secure email

I am using (still) a Win7 64-bit desktop and have enabled the SSL and TLS 1.2 protocols to the best of my knowledge sometime ago before Microsoft stopped supporting it. EMclient has been working fine for months with the Network Solutions servers for both POP3 and SMTPS. This week they are disabling their support for non-secure email and changing their server names around.

I have changed my EMclient settings to agree with their new server settings and ports but can’t seem to connect with their incoming server now on POP port 995, or IMAP port 993 using the EMclient “force use of SSL/TLS” security policy setting.

When I switch to “Use SSL/TLS on special port (legacy)” setting it connects and appears to work fine with the 993/995 ports. I’m just worried that its not really using TLS 1.2. protocol given that Netsol claims that Windows 7 "is not compatible with it. That differs from my opinion from “enabling it” in all the registry settings per MS instructions.

Can anyone shed any more tech savy details on my dilema? Thanks in Advance!

Roger G

It is not that Windows 7 is not compatible with TLS 1.2, because it is. However, maybe they mean that it is not enabled by default in that OS. If you have enabled it, then it will work.

The correct security policy for IMAP port 993 and POP3 port 995 is Use SSL/TLS on special port (legacy). For the SMTP ports, you should use one of the following combinations:
Port 587 = Force usage of SSL/TLS
Port 465 = Use SSL/TLS on special port (legacy)

Thank you much! That is how I have it set up now and everything appears to work fine. Netsol says they are disabling their previous service tomorrow (May 4th). Hopefully they won’t break it .