Spectrum Email Quick Reference Guide
You can create up to seven Spectrum email addresses for no additional charge as soon as your Spectrum Internet service is active. Learn more about creating a new Spectrum email account.
Before you get started using Spectrum email, we recommend that you make sure you're using the latest version of your web browser and operating system. Learn more about Spectrum.net system requirements.
- Access your email (sign-in required).
- Access your email controls in User Preferences (Head of Household sign-in required).
- Get detailed desktop support.
- Get mobile email support.
- Download a printable Email Quick Reference Guide.
Hover or tap the image below and select one of the orange buttons for information about each feature.
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To sign out of email, select Sign Out at the top right.
Unified Inbox Menu (Access third-party email)
Add and view email from third-party email accounts (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, etc.).
Email - Create, read and manage your email
Search and Advanced Search - search emails by keyword
Compose - create a new message
Get Mail - refreshes your inbox
Additional Actions - Reply, Reply All, Forward, Mark As, Move, Delete, etc.
Contacts - Create, edit and manage your contacts
Add Contact - create contact
Add Group - create contact group
Edit - edit a selected contact
Sort - sort contacts by first or last name
Search Contact - search for a contact by name or email address
Import/Export Contacts - select the More icon to import or export contacts
Settings - manage your general and account settings
Set preferences for Display Email Images, Automatic Draft Save, Notifications, Enable Message Preview, Permanently Delete, Time Zone, Language, Messages Per Page and Signature.
Set your account's Mailbox Storage, Enable Mail Forwarding, Real Name and Reply To.
Read email and take action (reply, forward, delete, etc.).
Access and edit saved email drafts.
Access your sent messages.
Holds emails identified as Spam and automatically deletes permanently after 14 days.
Holds deleted email and automatically deletes permanently after 3 days.
Create folders to organize your email.
Email Feature Quick Reference Table
Select an email feature from the list below to learn more.
Email: Create, read and manage your email.
Search and Advanced Search: By default, this feature searches the From and Subject lines of your emails. You can conduct an Advanced Search by selecting the magnifying glass icon in the search field.
Compose: Opens a blank email form in a new window.
Get Mail: Checks for new emails and refreshes your inbox.
Additional Actions: Reply, Reply All, Forward, Mark As, Move, Delete, Sort, Print and Help.
Detailed email support can be found here .
Standard Email Functionality: Organize and view your email messages.
Inbox: Read email and take action (reply, forward, delete, etc)
Drafts: Access saved draft email and take action (complete and send, delete, etc.).
Sent Mail: Keeps a copy of your sent messages for later access.
Spam: Holds email identified as Spam. Messages in this folder will permanently be deleted after 14 days.
Trash: Holds deleted emails. Messages in this folder will permanently be deleted after 3 days.
My Folders: Create folders to organize your email messages.
Sign Out: Select Sign Out at the top right of the page to sign out of your Spectrum email account.
Contacts: Create, edit and manage your contacts.
Add Contact: Create a new contact, including email, phone and address.
My Groups: Create a group folder to organize your contacts.
Edit: Select a contact followed by the pencil icon to edit its information. To add a contact to a specific group, check the box next to the contact's name and select Move.
Sort: View contacts by first or last name.
Search Contacts: Search for a contact by name or email address.
Learn more about email contacts.
General Settings: Manage your general settings.
To access General Settings:
Note: General settings apply to your full email account, including Spectrum and third-party accounts added via Unified Inbox.
Account Settings: Manage your account settings.
To access Account Settings:
Learn more about your account settings.
Note: Account Settings apply to your Spectrum email account only.
Unified Inbox Menu: Access third-party email.
Unified Inbox: Add and view email from third party accounts (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, etc).
To add an external email account:
Learn more about Unified Inbox.
Email Parental Controls: Block and allow senders.
Email Parental Controls: Block and allow selected senders.
This allows you to block messages from individual email addresses or entire domains (the domain is the part of the email address that comes after the @ sign). Enter the email address or domain in the field and select Apply to add it to the list. You can also remove addresses or domains from the list using the Remove button. Emails from the addresses and domains on the list won't be delivered to you.
You can make a list of email addresses or domains that will never be treated as junk mail. Enter the email address or domain in the field and select Apply to add it to the list. You can also remove addresses or domains from the list using the Remove button.
Learn more about email parental controls.
The following settings are required for setting up your Spectrum email on a laptop or desktop computer, smartphone, tablet, eReader or other mobile devices.
|User Information||Enter Mobile Settings Below|
|Your Name:||Enter Your Name|
|Account Type: POP/IMAP||IMAP|
|Incoming Email Server:||mobile.charter.net|
|Outgoing Email Server:||mobile.charter.net|
|Password:||The password you use to sign in to your email account|
|Incoming Server (IMAP):||993|
|Outgoing Server (SMTP):||587|
|SSL:||This setting should be ON for both SMTP and IMAP.|
|Requires Authentication:||Yes, or checked. (Use same settings as my incoming mail server)|
You can receive your Spectrum email on your mobile device. Learn more.
Additionally, you can set up your email on multiple devices or transfer your existing messages within an email client from one email account to another.