Troubleshooting Cannot receive email
Please follow the steps below and proceed to next step if the issue persists.
Step 1) Check your other devices
- If you use multiple computers/devices to access your email but one of them is set to POP protocol instead of IMAP, that may be preventing your other devices from getting a copy of your emails.
- Refer to our email setup guides or email settings article for help adjusting your email setup.
Step 2) Check Toolbox settings
- Try to log in to Toolbox. If you’re unable to log in due to a forgotten password, attempt to recover your password.
- Select Manage Email, then select Manage next to the relevant mailbox.
- Some mail may not be received if it's being flagged and deleted as spam. Change the Filter options to tag. Changes to your settings will save automatically.
- Likewise, you may not receive mail if mail forwarding is active. Under Email Forwarding, ensure that Local Delivery is turned ON to allow a copy of forwarded mail to stay in your inbox. Any unwanted mail forwarding rules can be deleted by clicking their cross icon. Changes to your settings will save automatically.
Step 3) Confirm webmail access
- Log in to iiNet Webmail. If you’re unable to log in due to a forgotten password, attempt to recover your password.
- If you can't log in to Webmail and it's a new iiNet email address, use a different email account to send yourself a test email, or ask a friend to email you. Once at least one email has been sent to your new mailbox, try logging in to Webmail again.
- If you can log in to Webmail, send a test email to your own email address and wait a few minutes to see if it arrives in your Webmail inbox.
- If you can't log in to Webmail or you didn't receive your test email, please call us on 13 22 58 for further assistance.
Step 4) Check mail client settings
- If you did receive your test email in Webmail, the issue is most likely with the settings in any third-party email software you're using (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail).
- Use the relevant setup instructions to edit the settings for your existing email account, particularly:
Incoming port: 995 (POP) or 993 (IMAP)
Authentication/password: Yes - use your email address as the username, and your email password
- If you decide to recreate your email account or “start from scratch”, you should not delete your original account setup unless you have already saved all important emails to your computer’s Desktop or hard drive.
Step 5) Check Antivirus and firewalls
- Run an Antivirus or malware scan using your Antivirus software. Please contact your Antivirus software’s Customer Support if you're not sure how to do this.
- Temporarily disable any firewall, antivirus or anti-malware software and attempt to browse again. Please contact your security software’s Customer Support if you're not sure how to do this, or you need help changing the software settings to allow emails.