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  Creating a new e-mail account in KMail:

Key Settings:

Incoming Mail Server = follows this format: mail.ispname.com with your ISP's name substituted for "ispname.com".

Outgoing Mail Server = follows this format: mail.ispname.com with your ISP's name substituted for "ispname.com".
      SMTP Authentication (e-mail username) is required to send e-mail.

The following is a tutorial on creating new accounts in KMail.  KMail supports multiple e-mail addresses, so if you have more than on account, you can create others as well.  Do the following:

On the Toolbar, click Settings, and select Configure KMail from the drop-down menu.

 

The Configure window appears.

In the left-hand column is a series of categories.  Highlight Identities.

To the right, click the New button.

 

The New Identity window appears.

New identity  =  give the identity a distinctive name.  In this example, I gave it the name "JohnBoy".

Click OK when finished.

 

The following window appears.

Select the General tab.

Your name  =  enter your name or a nickname.
Email address  =  enter the e-mail address of the account.

Click OK when finished.

 

We return to the Configure window.

In the left-hand column, highlight Network.

To the right, select the Sending tab, and then click the Add button.

 

Transport:

Select SMTP.  This is you outgoing server protocol.

Click OK.

 

Enabling SMTP Authentication:

SMTP authentication deters people from spamming you an other people.  SMTP authentication is required and you will not be able to send e-mail without configuring it.  It's as simple as entering a username and a password.  Do the following:

Select the General tab.

Name  =  enter a name for the account.
Host  =  enter the name address of the outgoing server:  mail.ispname.com.
Port  =  enter the default port of the outgoing server:  25.

Check the box server requires authentication.
Login  =  enter the username of the e-mail account (everything before @ispname.com).
Password  =  enter the password of the account.
Important:  passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure your Caps Lock is NOT enabled.
Check the box Store SMTP password in configuration file.

 

Select the Security tab.

Encryption:

Select None from the list.

Authentication Method:

Select PLAIN from the list.

Click OK to close the window.

 

We return to the Configuration window.

Select the Receiving tab, and click the Add button.

 

Account Type:

Select POP3 from the list of account types.

Click OK to close the window.

 

The following window appears:

Select the General tab.

Name  =  enter a name for the account.
Login  =  enter the username of the e-mail account (everything before @ispname.com).
Password  =  enter the password of the account.
Important:  passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure your Caps Lock is NOT enabled.
Host  =  enter the name address of the incoming server:  mail.ispname.com.
Port  =  enter the default port of the incoming server:  110.
Check the box Store POP password in configuration file.

 

Select the Extras tab.

Encryption:

Select None from the list.

Authentication Method:

Select PLAIN from the list.

Click OK to close the window and complete the account setup.

 

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