Shaw email account can be accessed via the webmail interface (read Shaw email login for details) and/or an email program such as Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail. For the latter, one needs to feed in the Shaw email incoming and outgoing servers when configuring the account in the software. Once the email account is set up, the program will automatically connect to the server and download messages on your local computer.
There are many advantages of using email programs such as Outlook Express. Come to think of it, working on the email account via a web browser is also not bad (read advantages of webmail). Your choice will depend not only on what is comfortable and easy for you but also what serves your purpose.
At the time of writing, Shaw provides only POP3 access to the email account.
Incoming Shaw email server for POP3
- Server: pop.shaw.ca
- SSL: No
- Port: 110
Outgoing server information and settings
SMTP, the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, is used for dispatching messages. If there are problems in sending email from a client, make sure you are using the correct server and settings listed below. These are the recommended settings as they will allow you to send messages even when you are not on the Shaw network.
- Server: mail.shaw.ca
- SSL: Yes
- Port: 587
- Authentication: use Plain Text or Password
Also make sure that Remote Access is enabled on your account. If in doubt, contact Shaw technical support.
Please check the following pages to set up the Shaw email account and download messages to your computer:
Sometime back, Shaw provided different incoming servers based on the location of the subscriber. This has been done away with and now there is only one, as mentioned above – pop.shaw.ca. So if you are using one of the below, please update the information in your chosen email client.
|POP and SMTP server (same)||City / Area|
|shawmail.pp.shawcable.net||Portage La Prairie|
|shawmail.su.shawcable.net||Saulte Ste. Marie|