How can I set up my email STMP and POP servers?


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Tracy M

I am new to Windows Vista and would like to set up my email. Could someone
please let me know how I can do this?

This is the set up that asks this series of questions -

Display Name
Email Address
Incoming e-mail server type
Incoming mail (Pop3 or IMAP) server - This one I need help with
Outgoing e-mail server (STMP) name: - This one I need help with
(Box) Outgoing server requires authentication - Should I check this?
 
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Tracy M said:
I am new to Windows Vista and would like to set up my email. Could someone
please let me know how I can do this?

This is the set up that asks this series of questions -

Display Name
Email Address
Incoming e-mail server type
Incoming mail (Pop3 or IMAP) server - This one I need help with
Outgoing e-mail server (STMP) name: - This one I need help with
(Box) Outgoing server requires authentication - Should I check this?

What is the part after the @ of the account you are trying to set up?

Who do you pay for internet access?
 
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Charlie Tame

Tracy said:
I am new to Windows Vista and would like to set up my email. Could someone
please let me know how I can do this?

This is the set up that asks this series of questions -

Display Name
Email Address
Incoming e-mail server type
Incoming mail (Pop3 or IMAP) server - This one I need help with
Outgoing e-mail server (STMP) name: - This one I need help with
(Box) Outgoing server requires authentication - Should I check this?

Tracy we need to know at least who is providing your email. Your
internet service provider (ISP)should have left you some details, if not
someone here can make an educated guess, did you get any paperwork when
you signed up for the service? OR are you talking something provided by
someone like Google (Gmail) or Microsoft (HotMail)?

Briefly the display name doesn't matter, your email address does, it
must be right, you cannot just invent one and the provider wi give you this.

Incoming server is the internet machine that holds mail for you until
you collect it on your machine - POP = Post Office Protocol just like a
P.O. Box.

The outgoing server is what takes messages you create and tried to pass
them along to the recipient's incoming server. This allows for the other
guy's server to be busy and you don't have to wait if the message can't
go right away. Usually that is provided by the ISP and usually you must
use theirs because their server is the only one that knows who you are.
If you could just use anybody's you could send junk mail all over the place.

Outgoing if provided by ISP will not need authentication usually because
it knows who you are, but some can require this and we don;t know until
we know who provides it.

Hope this help you understand a bit more about what's going on.
 
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Charlie Tame

pacinitaly said:
Charlie,
Well written...:D


Heh, I hope you don't mean the spelling mistakes, I really SHOULD get a
new keyboard that still has all the letters on it and no sticky keys
that you have to pound on before they register :)
 
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ashton taylor

i also need help with this i am trying to set up my windows mail and it asked
for POP and STMP....i dont know what to put can you help me
 
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ashton taylor

i have wireless internet through alltel...

Charlie Tame said:
Tracy we need to know at least who is providing your email. Your
internet service provider (ISP)should have left you some details, if not
someone here can make an educated guess, did you get any paperwork when
you signed up for the service? OR are you talking something provided by
someone like Google (Gmail) or Microsoft (HotMail)?

Briefly the display name doesn't matter, your email address does, it
must be right, you cannot just invent one and the provider wi give you this.

Incoming server is the internet machine that holds mail for you until
you collect it on your machine - POP = Post Office Protocol just like a
P.O. Box.

The outgoing server is what takes messages you create and tried to pass
them along to the recipient's incoming server. This allows for the other
guy's server to be busy and you don't have to wait if the message can't
go right away. Usually that is provided by the ISP and usually you must
use theirs because their server is the only one that knows who you are.
If you could just use anybody's you could send junk mail all over the place.

Outgoing if provided by ISP will not need authentication usually because
it knows who you are, but some can require this and we don;t know until
we know who provides it.

Hope this help you understand a bit more about what's going on.
 
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ashton taylor

i also have a yahoo email and a aol email so what would i put for the POP3
and STMP...
 
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Dave

You get the info from the email account provider's website or by Googling...

Alltel:
not sure... maybe
http://tinyurl.com/c78bly

Yahoo:
If you have the free US Yahoo account (webmail), then you can't use Windows
Mail, as it only accesses POP3 and IMAP accounts.

If you have the Yahoo Plus account....
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/mailplus/overview/index.html
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/mailplus/pop/pop-14.html

AOL:
http://www.postmaster.aol.com/imap/index.html
these instructions for OE will work for WM...
http://www.postmaster.aol.com/imap/express.html
 

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