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Configuring an E-Mail Client
Your Virtual Server supports both the POP (Post Office Protocol) and IMAP (Internet Mail Access Protocol) methods for accessing and retrieving Virtual Server E-Mail stored remotely. POP allows you do download e-mail from the Virtual Server to your own PC. IMAP does the same, but it also allows you to create folders on the Virtual Server itself and save e-mail in the folders you create.

Your Virtual Server also supports the SMTP (Send Mail Transfer Protocol) method of relaying outgoing e-mail from your e-mail client through your Virtual Server and onward to the destination e-mail address.

NOTE: By default all Virtual Servers include the, so called "POP-before-SMTP" anti-spam configuration. If you plan to use your Virtual Server as an SMTP relay for your outgoing e-mail you must first authenticate your e-mail client IP address by checking an e-mail account on the Virtual Server via POP or IMAP. For more details, see the following.

NOTE: Some ISPs (Internet Service Providers) block transmissions on port 25, the default SMTP port. On your Virtual Server, port 5190 can be used as an alternative to port 25. Simply configure your e-mail client (as below) to use port 5190 instead of 25, when using your Virtual Server as an SMTP relay.

There are numerous e-mail clients (programs) available that support POP, or both POP and IMAP, and SMTP. These include:

Configuring the typical e-mail client is generally a simple process. Directions for configuring these three e-mail clients are detailed below.

Netscape Communicator
Netscape Communicator
Netscape Now
These directions apply to Communicator 4.5.

  1. From the "Edit" pull-down menu select the "Preferences" panel.

  2. Open the "Mail & Newsgroup" category (if not already open) by clicking on the small triangle.

  3. Click on the "Mail Servers" sub-category.

  4. Select the "Add" button to the right of the "Incoming Mail Servers" section. This will allow you to specify your server and the e-mail protocol you would like to use (either POP or IMAP). The information requested is detailed below.

    Server Name
    This is typically your domain name, for example "yourcompany.com".

    Server Type
    You will either need to select POP or IMAP. If you are unsure which to select, we recommend you select POP.

    User Name
    This should be your e-mail user name, for example "bob" for an e-mail address of bob@yourcompany.com

    After you have provided the required information click "OK".

  5. In the "Outgoing Mail Server" section provide the following:

    Outgoing mail (SMTP) server
    This is typically your domain name, for example "yourcompany.com".

    Outgoing mail server user name
    This should be your e-mail user name, for example "bob" for an e-mail address of bob@yourcompany.com.


Microsoft Outlook
Micrsoft Outlook These directions apply to Outlook 2000.

  1. From the "Tools" pull-down menu select the "Accounts" panel.

  2. Select the "Mail" tab.

  3. Select "Add" and then "Mail" from the list provided.

  4. Follow the instructions provided by the wizard. Some tips are provided below:

    Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server
    This is typically your domain name, for example "yourcompany.com".

    Select either "POP3" or "IMAP"
    If you are unsure which to select, we recommend you select POP.

    Outgoing mail (SMTP) server
    This is typically your domain name, for example "yourcompany.com".

    Account Name
    This should be your e-mail user name, for example "bob" for an e-mail address of bob@yourcompany.com.

    Password
    This is be the password you associated with the Account Name above.


Qualcomm Eudora
Qualcomm Eudora
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These directions apply to Eudora Light 3.0.5.

  1. From the "Tools" pull-down menu, select the "Options" panel.

  2. In the "Getting Started" section, provide the following:

    POP account
    This should be your e-mail user name, for example "bob" for an e-mail address of bob@yourcompany.com.

    Real name
    This should be your own full name.

  3. In the "Personal Info" section, provide the following:

    Return address
    This should be your return e-mail address, which is probably just your e-mail address.

  4. In the "Hosts" section, provide the following:

    SMTP
    This is either smtp.yourcompany.com, your-temp-domain.name, or your ISP's SMTP server domain name.



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