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Internet System Preferences:  for Macintosh OS X 10.0 -10.1

Links:  iTools tab | Email tab | Web tab | News tab |


Internet System Preferences: OS X 10.0 - 10.1

The Internet System Preferences control E-mail, Newsgroup, and Web settings for the entire computer.

Some browsers (e.g., Safari, Opera, Camino) rely upon these settings for some of their own settings.
Other browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer) can be affected by changes made to the Internet settings.
Most e-mail programs (e.g., Mail, Entourage, Eudora) can be affected by changes made here as well.

You can establish default settings for the following items, which will affect most programs on your computer:

1) E-mail
        -Default E-mail program
        -E-mail address
        -Mail Server settings
2) Web
        -Default Browser program
        -Default Start Page
3) News
        -Default Newsgroup reader

To access the Internet System Preferences, follow these steps:

On the toolbar, click Apple, then System Preferences.

Then, in the System Preferences, click the Internet icon for 10.0 or for 10.1 .

The first tab is the iTools tab.


iTools tab:

This screen is not shown here.  iTools cover several pay services offered by Macintosh. 

If you are having problems with your iTools, iDisk, or .mac e-mail address, contact Apple for help.


Email tab:

Default Email Reader  =  choose which e-mail program will be your default.

Email Address  =  enter your e-mail address.

Incoming Mail Server = follows this format: Replace the with your ISP's info.

Account Type = POP.

User Account ID  =  this should contain the username of your e-mail address (everything before (or .net). ).

Outgoing Mail Server = Replace the with your ISP's info.


Web tab:

Default Web Browser = Select which browser will be your default web browser.

Home Page = This is the first page to come up when you open your browser.


News tab:

 Default News Reader = Select which Newsgroup client will be your default news reader.

News Server = follows this format: with your ISP's name substituted for "

Connect As = Registered user

User Account ID = your "dial-up username" without the "" on the end of it.


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