setting up an email program 

Basic Set Up Information

You can use any standard POP e-mail client to retrieve e-mail from the server and read it on your local computer. Common POP email clients include Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator, and Eudora. Most of these programs can be set up with the basic information below:

  • username: <enter the pop e-mail account i.e., johndoe@domain.com>
  • password: <enter the password for your pop e-mail account i.e., cab72NY>
  • incoming (POP) mailserver: mail.yourdomain.com
  • outgoing (SMTP) mailserver: <enter your ISP's outgoing mail server>

Setting up Outlook Express

Since Outlook Express is probably the most widely used e-mail client, we'll provide step by step instructions on how to set up a POP account on Outlook Express:

  1. Click on the Tools menu and select Accounts.
  2. Click on the Add button and select Mail. This will bring up the Internet Connection Wizard window.
  3. For the Display name, enter your full name and click on the Next button.
  4. For the Email address, enter you pop email address in the format of : username@yourdomain.com NOTE: Substitute your username and click on the Next button to continue.
  5. For the option My incoming mail server is a, choose: POP3
  6. For the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server field, enter: mail.yourdomain.com.
  7. For the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server field, enter your ISP's smtp-server.
  8. Click on the Next button to continue.
  9. For the POP e-mail account name field, enter your pop email address in the format of: username@yourdomain.com .
  10. For the Password field, enter your password only if you want the program to save it. This allows you to check your e-mail without the need of typing in your password at the beginning of every session.
  11. Click on the Next button to continue.
  12. The next screen asks for Internet mail account name. You can leave this option at it's default: mail.yourdomain.com.
  13. Click on the Next button to continue.
  14. In this screen, choose the option I will establish my Internet connection manually.
  15. Click on the Next button to continue.
  16. Click on the Finish button.
  17. Now press "Send and Receive" and Outlook Express should connect to the server and download any email for the pop account you just set up.