How to configure Communicator 4.7 to receive Email

This document provides help on configuring your Communicator 4.7 software to retrieve your Email from our servers. This document should also work for Communicator 4.0 and higher.

NOTE: In the examples below you must replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name.




Run Netscape Communicator.

Go to the Edit menu and then click "Preferences".








Expand the "Mail & Newsgroups" list by clicking on the + symbol after it.

Select the "Identity" item below "Mail & Newsgroups".

In the "Your Name" field, enter your real name. This will appear on the top of all Emails you send out.

In the "Email address:" field enter your Email address. The only address configured by default for your domain is postmaster@yourdomain.com. You must login to your Email control panel and configure additional accounts or at least make sure the postmaster account is set as the default catch all account.







Now click on the "Mail Servers" item below "Mail & Newsgroups".

Click on the "Add.." button in the upper right hand corner.







In the "Server Name" box enter mail.yourdomain.com (replace yourdomain.com with your real domain name).

In the "Server Type" box select POP3.

In the "User Name" box enter postmaster%yourdomain.com (replace yourdomain.com with your real domain name).
(yes that is a percent sign and yes the "entire string" is the user name).

EXAMPLE: jack@yourdomain.com would use the User Name: jack%yourdomain.com
(yes that is a percent sign and yes the "entire string" is the user name).

Make sure "Remember Password" is checked, unless you want it to prompt for your password every time you run the program.







Click on the "POP" tab at the top of the window.

Make sure "Leave messages on server" is NOT checked. If this is checked your server will only store 10MB of mail, and after that it will begin rejecting Email.

Click "OK".

A new entry under "Incoming Mail Servers" should now be there with the name "mail.yourdomain.com".

Fill in either the address of your ISP's SMTP server or mail.yourdomain.com in the "Outgoing mail (SMTP) Server" box (depending upon your ISP you might only be able to use their outgoing SMTP server).

You are now finished with your mail configuration! You may check your Email by going into the mail client (either the "Mail" button on the floating toolbar or the little icon that looks like an envelope that is at the bottom of the Netscape window) and clicking the receive mail button.

NOTE: You must first check your email before the server will allow you to send email if you entered mail.yourdomain.com in the outgoing SMTP server box.

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