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The steps for setting up regular pop3 e-mail accounts for your domain are:
1. Go to your siteadmin email control panel at http://your-actual-domain.com/siteadmin/ The username and password to access it are in your original web site settings email.
Once in the siteadmin:
a.) Click on “Add” button. [screenshot]
b.) From the Add user screen [screenshot] if you wanted to add the email address “orders”, you would type in e.g. “orders456” with no quote marks in both the Full Name and the User Name fields. (Then in the alias field you would type “orders”.)
Note: The email username does not have to correspond to the email address you will be using it with. For example you could have the username “orders456” and have the orders and webmaster aliases pointing to it. Then in your email software you’d just specify email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as the email address and “orders456” as the username/account name. So, no one needs to see your actual email username; it is actually safer to have a username that is different than the email address that you use as a “from” address since would be hackers would need to guess both your email username and your password.
c.) Type in the password you want to use. E.g. “secret224” [No quote marks]
d.) Set the “Max. Allowed Disk Space” to the amount of space you’d like to allow for this email account. You would normally leave “Site Administrator” and Enable FrontPage User Web” unchecked.
e.) Fill in the email aliases [addresses] that you would like to point to this pop account. Type one per line. For example freddy, fredeerick, sales, and orders could all be aliases pointing to the “orders456” pop account. If you would like this pop account to catch all email that is not addressed to another pop account, then add the alias @www.your-actual-domain.com as an alias [substitute your actual domain name for your-actual-domain.com]
f.) Click the “Save” button. That’s it. You have now set up the email address “orders” with the username/account name “orders456” with the for your domain. The e-mail address for that username is email@example.com
g.) To change the password for this user in the future, click on the Pencil icon next to the username
[screenshot]. To change the aliases, forwarding or create an autoresponder for this user, click on the Pencil Icon, then on the Email Tab. To delete this user, click on the trash can icon. To adjust the Spam filter settings, click the Magnifying Glass icon.
To access the mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, you could use Netscape mail, Outlook Express, Eudora, or any major email software, you would use settings similar to the example settings below. Click here for specific instructions on setting up Outlook Express.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Incoming mail server: mail.your-actual-domain.com
Outgoing mail server: your local ISP settings or mail.your-actual-domain.com
For outgoing email you should also select “My Server requires authentication”, and under “Settings” you’d leave it at the default “Use the same settings as my incoming mail server”. This will help the spam filter to not assign spam points to our outgoing mail.
In most email software there is a setting, “Leave copy of messages on server”. This should normally not be selected since it will result in your pop account on the server getting larger and larger. This will degrade your email performance.
Other mail settings can be left at the default settings.
Outlook Express: In Outlook Express you can change your mail settings or add multiple email accounts by selecting “Tools” then sub menu item “Accounts”.
Netscape Messenger/Mail: If you use Netscape mail, you can change your mail settings by selecting “Edit” then submenu item “Preferences” then select “Mail and Newsgroups” from the list and expand it by clicking the +. Then you would just change the settings under the “Identity” and “Mail Server” items.
If you want to retrieve mail from separate pop email accounts using Netscape, this can be done by setting up separate profiles. To set up a Netscape profile on a Windows 98/Me PC using running Netscape Messenger you would:
1.) Click the “Start Button” at the lower left hand side of your screen.
2.) Go to “Programs”, then submenu folder “Netscape Communicator”, then submenu folder “Utilities”, then submenu item “User Profile Manager”. Follow the on-screen instructions from there.