You’re configuring an IMAP server in a customer’s email application, and the application is asking for a port number. What’s the best way to determine what this value should be?
A) Use the default port in the email client
B) Pick any port number, and it will sync on the far end
C) Get the port number from your client’s email provider
D) Always use the standard RFC port number for any network protocol
The answer: C) Get the port number from your client’s email provider
The port number for an application is generally determined on the server. Since the email provider has already configured the IMAP server, you’ll want to make sure that the email client matches the settings on the server.
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