Set up Roadrunner Email on Different Devices via POP/ IMAP and SMTP Settings

Updated on September 22, 2021 | by Manpreet Kaur Sandhu

Roadrunner is a well-known name that has maintained the top rank in providing extremely profound email services. It is being used by millions of people all across the world for both personal and professional purposes. 

Albeit, Roadrunner way back in 1995 was actually launched under a popular communication-based company called “Time Warner Cable (TWC) Internet Service Provider” but, at present, it is operated by Charter Communication Company of Spectrum brand and thus, also widely known as “Spectrum Webmail Service.”

However, not just for its brand name, Roadrunner or you can say Spectrum Email is famous for having some of the most functional features—that can fulfill all the requirements of an email user. 

Most importantly, Roadrunner offers the ease of setting up and logging into a Roadrunner email account through both – webmail and third-party email clients of Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.

This means you can access your Roadrunner account using not only RR.com’s webmail interface but also third-party email clients of any of the aforementioned devices that Roadrunner supports. 

However, where on one hand, you only need to visit the web address of the Roadrunner email login and enter the user details to access your Roadrunner (Spectrum) email account. 

On the other, you need the Roadrunner email server settings to configure and access your Roadrunner email account in a third-party email client. 

In regard to the same, it is worth noting that you cannot skip or risk entering incorrect server settings because if you do so, you will face login issues with your Roadrunner email account.

Therefore, keeping this same thing in mind, the present write-up has been planned to let Roadrunner users know about the correct “Roadrunner email settings.”

So, let’s just get started—

Roadrunner (Spectrum) Email Server Settings

The two essential key components or you can say the server types for Roadrunner email settings are:

IMAP (Incoming Server)  & SMTP (Outgoing Server)
POP (Incoming Server) & SMTP (Outgoing Server)

From them, only one set is required to configure a Roadrunner email account on third-party mail applications of various devices such as iPhone, Android smartphone, tablets, iPad, desktop, and so on.

With that said, let’s first straightaway look at the (IMAP & SMTP) and (POP & SMTP) server settings of Roadrunner Email—

Roadrunner IMAP & SMTP Settings

Protocol:IMAP
Incoming IMAP Email Server:mail.twc.com
Incoming IMAP Server Port:993
Outgoing SMTP Email Server:mail.twc.com
Outgoing SMTP Server Port:587
Requires Authentication:Yes
Username:Your full Roadrunner/ Spectrum email address. For instance,yourusername@spectrum.net
Password:Your Roadrunner (Spectrum) email account password that you currently use to log in.
SSL:‘ON’ for both IMAP and SMTP.

Roadrunner POP & SMTP Settings

Protocol:POP3
Incoming IMAP Email Server:pop-server.dc.rr.com  
Incoming IMAP Server Port:110
Outgoing SMTP Email Server:smtp-server.san.rr.com / mobile-SMTP.roadrunner.com
Outgoing SMTP Server Port:25
Requires Authentication:Yes
Username:Your full Roadrunner/ Spectrum email address. For instance,yourusername@spectrum.net
Password:Your Roadrunner (Spectrum) email account password that you currently use to log in.
SSL/TLS:‘ON’ for both POP and SMTP.

Steps to Setup Your RR.com Account on Your Email Program Using IMAP/POP Server

Now, have a look at how you can access your RR.com email account on different devices using either (IMAP & SMTP) or (POP & SMTP) server settings of Roadrunner internet email service—

On Third Party Email Program of Android Smartphone

To set up Roadrunner/Spectrum webmail on your android device’s email program, execute these steps—

  • Launch the ‘Email’ app you have on your respective android phone.
  • Then, tap on its ‘Menu to view the options list.
  • From the same, you’ve to select the ‘Add Account’ option followed by entering the correct email address and password of your RR email account.
  • Next, choose the ‘Manual setup’ instead of choosing the ‘Automatic setup’ option.
  • Then again, enter the exact ‘Username and Email Password’ under the login section.
  • After that, you’ve to choose your account type and it can be either ‘IMAP or POP3.’
  • Now, enter the ‘Roadrunner/Spectrum Server Settings’—

If you select Time Warner POP as the account type, then fill up the following incoming and outgoing server details:

  1. Incoming Mail Server: pop-server.dc.rr.com
  2. Port number: 110
  3. Outgoing Mail Server: mobile-SMTP.roadrunner.com
  4. Port number: 25

Or, if you select IMAP as the account type, then fill up the following incoming and outgoing server details:

  1. Incoming Mail Server: mail.twc.com
  2. Port number: 993
  3. Outgoing Mail Server: mail.twc.com
  4. Port number: 587
  • Once you’re done, simply tap on the ‘Next’ button to confirm the ‘Roadrunner Email Settings’ using which you’ve configured your account on your Android.

On Third Party Email Program of iOS Device (iPhone & iPad)

To set up Roadrunner/Spectrum webmail on your iOS device’s email program, these are the steps you need to follow—

  • Tap on ‘Settings’ from the home screen of your iPhone/ iPad.
  • Then, navigate to the ‘Mail, Contacts, and Calendars’ section from the settings menu.
  • Inside it, tap on the ‘Accounts’ option followed by choosing the ‘Add Account’ option.
  • After that, select ‘Other’ as your mail service provider from the available menu.
  • Now, simply tap on the ‘Add Mail Account’ option and enter your RR account’s detailed user information such as—
  1. Name: Your name
  2. Email Address: Your username@rr.com
  3. Password: Your RR password
  • Once the user details get verified, tap on the ‘Next button and select either ‘IMAP’ or ‘POP’ as your account type to enter the following TWC mail servers information—

In case, you select IMAP, enter these incoming and outgoing server setting details:

  1. Incoming Mail Server: mail.twc.com
  2. Port number: 993
  3. Outgoing Mail Server: mail.twc.com
  4. Port number: 587
  5. Set a secure server to ‘Off’ / ‘None’
  6. Username: Your username with the extension ‘@rr.com’
  7. Password: Your RR account password

And, in case you select POP3, enter these respective details:

  1. Incoming Mail Server: pop-server.dc.rr.com
  2. Port number: 110
  3. Outgoing Mail Server: mobile-SMTP.roadrunner.com
  4. Port number: 25
  5. Set a secure server to ‘Off’/ ‘None’
  6. Username: Your username with the extension ‘@rr.com’
  7. Password: Your RR account password
  • In the end, just tap on the ‘Save’ option to finish the setup process.

On Third Party Email Program of Windows and Mac Desktop

To set up Roadrunner/Spectrum webmail on your computer device’s email program such as Microsoft Outlook application, execute these steps—

  • Launch a third-party mail application on Outlook (you can use Thunderbird, AppleMail as well) and click on its ‘File’ option from the top-left of the window.
  • Then, select the ‘Account Settings’ option from the file menu that appears. 
  • Following that, switch to the ‘Email’ tab and click on the ‘New’ option. 
  • Next, what you’ve to do is enter your ‘Name, Email address and Password’ right inside the ‘User Information’ section.
  • Once you finish entering the aforementioned information, simply click on the ‘Next’ button to let the automatic configuration begin!

But, anyhow if the automatic configuration process fails to set up your Roadrunner webmail account in a third-party desktop email client like MS Outlook. Then, skip the option of ‘Auto Account Setup’ and click on ‘Next’ to manually set up your Roadrunner email account—

  • For that, begin by selecting the ‘Account Type’ either IMAP or POP from the ‘Server Information’ section.
  • Now, fill out the following Roadrunner email server settings based on your selection

If you choose Roadrunner IMAP protocol then, enter these email server settings:

  1. Incoming Email Server: mail.twc.com
  2. Outgoing Email Server: mail.twc.com
  3. Requires Authentication: Yes

If you choose the Roadrunner POP3 protocol then, enter these server settings:

  1. Incoming Email Server: pop-server.dc.rr.com
  2. Outgoing Email Server: smtp-server.roadrunner.com
  3. Requires Authentication: Yes
  • After that, move onto the ‘Logon Information’ section and enter these asked information of your Roadrunner email account
  1. Username: Your Roadrunner/ Spectrum Account’s Username
  2. Email Address: Your Roadrunner/ Spectrum Email Account ID
  3. Password: Your Roadrunner/ Spectrum Account’s Current Log-in Password
  • Last but not least, click on the ‘More Settings’ option to enter the following server ports details of RR’s Incoming and Outgoing Server—

If selected POP3:

  1. Incoming Port: 110
  2. Outgoing Port: 25
  3. Requires the Encrypted Connection SSL/TLS: Yes

If selected IMAP:

  1. Incoming Port: 993
  2. Outgoing Port: 587
  3. Requires the Encrypted Connection SSL/TLS: Yes
  • In the end, click on the ‘OK’ button and also on the ‘Test Account Settings’ option to verify your configured Roadrunner email account’s server settings.

That’s all! This is the entire guide on “Roadrunner email settings” with the help of which you can check and send your email messages using other email programs (like Outlook, Mailspring, Gmail, Apple Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird) of Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.

[Note: Like others, the email service of Roadrunner is not left unaffected by a few minor technical glitches and thus, time, and again you experience webmail login related issues. However, using these given RR.com email server settings, if you set up and access Roadrunner account in your respective device’s third-party email client then, you can also avoid encountering login issues with Roadrunner.]

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