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  Mac Mail 1.3 - E-mail Client for Macintosh OS X Panther

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Key Settings: Key Settings Cookies

Incoming Mail Server = Follows this format: mail.ispname.com (or .net) with your ISP's name substituted for "ispname.com (or .net)".

Outgoing Mail Server = Follows this format: mail.ispname.com (or .net) with your ISP's name substituted for "ispname.com (or .net)".

SMTP Authentication (e-mail username) is required to send e-mail.

 

  Creating new e-mail accounts:

Macintosh Mail is an e-mail program made by Macintosh for use on Macintosh OS X.  There are a few slight changes between the Mail program that comes with OS X (10.0) and OS X Panther (10.3).  To add new e-mail account settings in Mail, follow these steps:

On the Toolbar, click Mail and select Preferences from the menu.

 

The Accounts screen appears.

Click the Accounts button at the top to see the screen as shown below.

To create another e-mail account, click the Plus (+) button at the bottom left.

 

The following screen appears to the right:

Account Type = Select the option POP.

Description  =  Enter a name for the e-mail account.  It doesn't matter what you call it, but it should be distinctive.  This will help you distinguish it from any other e-mail accounts you create.
Email Address  =  Enter your e-mail address.
Full Name  =  Enter your name.

Incoming Mail Server = Incoming Server The Incoming (POP3) mail server usually follows this format:  mail.ispname.com (or .net).  Replace the "ispname.com (or .net)" with your ISP's name.
User Name  =  Enter your e-mail username (everything before the @).
Password  =  Enter your password.

Outgoing Mail Server = Select your outgoing mail server from the list if there is more than one.

Click the Options button for additional Outgoing settings.

Note: You may have difficulty sending mail if you have extra SMTP servers in the "Outgoing Mail Server" pull-down.  You may find odd characters such as semicolons added to your mail server settings.  Click here for a page explaining how to delete the extra Outgoing Mail Servers.

 

Enabling SMTP Authentication:

SMTP authentication helps deter people from spamming you.  It's as simple as Entering a username and password.  Without SMTP authentication, you will not be able to send e-mail.

Click the Server Settings button under Outgoing Mail Server to see the screen below.

Outgoing Mail Server = Outgoing Server The Outgoing (SMTP) mail server usually follows this format: mail.ispname.com (or .net).  Replace the "ispname.com (or .net)" with your ISP's name.

Port  =  The default port number is perfect:  25.

Authentication = Select the option Password.
User Name  =  Enter your e-mail username (everything before the @).
Password = Enter your password.

Click OK to return to the Account Information tab.

 

Remember: You may have difficulty sending mail if you have extra SMTP servers in the "Outgoing Mail Server" pull-down. 

Removing the extra "Outgoing Mail Server" settings is simple.

Click the up-down arrow next to Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) to access the Edit Server List menu.

 

The Outgoing Servers screen appears.

Highlight any extra SMTP Servers and click Remove Server.  You should typically only require one SMTP server.

Click the Done button.

 

Select the Special Mailboxes tab.

Mail provides three special mailboxes to keep copies of 1) Sent items, 2) Junk Mail, and 3) Trash.

The settings on this tab determine when items will be deleted from each of these special mailboxes.

 

Select the Advanced tab.

The main feature we want to mention on the Advanced tab is the option to "Remove copy from server after retrieving a message".

You should place a check in Don't put a checkmark in the option to "Remove copy from server after retrieving a message".  Otherwise, your mailbox at your ISP may eventually fill up and then you won't be able to get new messages. 

 

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