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Netscape Edit menu (in the menu bar at the top of
Netscape), select Preferences.
Preferences dialog that comes up, go to the Identity category
as shown in Figure 1 below. (You may have to click on the "+"
next to "Mail & Newsgroups". Next, click on the
- Fill in
Your Name as you'd like it to appear on messages you send
out. If you type "Mr. Big Shot", when somebody sees
your e-mail, it will say "Mr. Big Shot" instead of
"email@example.com". Our e-mail says "E Swain".
- Also, enter
in your E-Mail address. This should be in the format
"firstname.lastname@example.org" as shown below.
- The remainder
of the information is optional and does not need to be entered.
Fig. 1: Identity
to the Servers category (shown in figure 2 below). Fill
in the following information:
mail (SMTP) server -
enter in mail.bpsinet.com
mail server user name
- put bswain here.
area on this screen where you see Incoming Mail Servers,
it probaby isn't blank since I configured this program to pick
up my e-mail.
- Since you
don't see "mail.bpsinet.com" in there, and there is
something else there instead (mail.core.com), you should select
that old server and delete it. You can do this by clicking
on the server name(s) shown, and then selecting the Delete
Now we need
to add our server name to the program. Click the Add
button to add a server to the list. A dialog box will pop
up. It looks like this:
mail server properties
sure the following information is in place:
This is mail.bpsinet.com
For your incoming e-mail, this is a POP3 server. It's the
most widely-used Internet standard for delivering e-mail.
Put your username bswain . This is the same
one you use to log on.
If you like,
you can tell Netscape to remember your password. By doing
this, Netscape won't need to prompt you for a password to download
your messages from the server. This way, when you open Messenger,
it will download your new messages without requiring any steps
to be taken by you. Most people set it this way, but it's
a choice you have. To do this, make sure the box next to "Remember
Password" has a check box in it (click in the box to make
a mark or to take the mark out).
entered in this information, click OK to return to the
normal Preferences dialog box.
OK to save your information and finish setting up your
You have successfully completed setting up your e-mail to work
in Netscape Messenger 4.6.
Pointers for using Netscape Mail:
- By default,
Netscape Communicator will open to the Navigator browser.
To go into Netscape Mail to check, read, and write mail, simply
select Messenger from the Communicator menu, or
click on the little envelope in the bottom right hand corner
of Netscape (next to the wheel).
Messenger automatically checks for new messages periodically
while the program is open and you are connected to the service.
If at any given time you want to force the software to check
for messages immediately, simply click the Get Mail button
from the mail window.