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  Opera 8.0 - E-mail Client for Macintosh OS X 

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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:

To create e-mail accounts in Opera, follow these steps:

On the Toolbar, click Tools and select Mail and chat accouns from the menu.

 

The Manage accounts window opens.

Click the New button.

 

The New account wizard window opens.

Select Regular e-mail (POP) from the list.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

Real name  =  Enter your name.
E-mail address  =  Enter the e-mail address of the account your configuring.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

Login name  =  Enter your e-mail username (everything before the @).
Password  =  Enter the e-mail account password.

Important:  Passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure the Caps Lock is disabled.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

Incoming 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.

Outgoing 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.

Important:  You still need to enable SMTP authentication.

Click the Finish button to continue.

 

We return to the Manage accounts window.

Highlight the new account and click the Edit button.

 

Enabling SMTP Authentication:

The Account properties window appears.

SMTP authentication is an important part of your e-mail account configuration.  Without it, you will not be able to send e-mail.  All that is required is a username and a password.

Select the Servers tab.

Note the two sections:  Incoming POP server and Outgoing SMTP server.

Outgoing SMTP server:

Authentication  =  Select Plaintext from the drop-down menu.
Username  =  Enter your e-mail username (everything before the @).
Password  =  Enter the e-mail account password.

Important:  passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure the Caps Lock is disabled.

Click the OK button to save the changes and to close the window.

 

 

We return to the Manage accounts window.

Click the Close button.

 

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