POP3 or IMAP servers


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jennyb

When using the email set-up wizard I come to a screen that says:

Set up e-mail servers

Incoming e-mail server type:
(drop down menu w/choice of POP3, IMAP or HTTP)

Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server:
(blank space)

Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name:
(blank space)

(box)Outgoing server requires authentication
Can anyone tell me how to fill this out? I have a WI-FI connection that is
actually my neighbors service (they are friends and gave their approval for
us to use it). Sorry to be so detailed but I noticed that others who posted
similar Q's but were less so (detailed) got either vague answers or answers I
didnt understand. Thanks!
 
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Patrick Keenan

jennyb said:
When using the email set-up wizard I come to a screen that says:

Set up e-mail servers

Incoming e-mail server type:
(drop down menu w/choice of POP3, IMAP or HTTP)

Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server:
(blank space)

Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name:
(blank space)

(box)Outgoing server requires authentication
Can anyone tell me how to fill this out?

Yes, the mail provider. Who is that?

If you don't have an email account, *which is not something you create in
Windows Mail*, you can't finish this task.

If you don't tell anyone who the mail account is with, you won't get helpful
answers.

The people you opened an email account with - and again, this isn't with
Windows Mail - will have all the settings you need on their support pages.

Note that some mail systems, such as US-based free Yahoo accounts, cannot be
directly used with Windows mail.

HTH
-pk
 
H

hollywood

hi i would likehelp settin up this also i have yahoo mail witch is ymail can
u help; me set it up is it pop pr imap please help
 
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Gary VanderMolen

US-based free Yahoo accounts have webmail access only, no POP access.
Windows Mail handles POP mail but not Yahoo webmail.
Yahoo's solution is to pay them for premium "Mail Plus" service:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/mailplus/overview/index.html
and use the special settings for that service:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/mailplus/pop/pop-14.html

If you are OK with using a non-Yahoo email address, you have these other
solutions that will work with Windows Mail:
* Use the email address assigned to you by your ISP.
* Use a free Gmail, AOL, or Hotmail/Live account.

You can also continue to use Yahoo's webmail: http://mail.yahoo.com
If you need more help with any of these solutions, just ask.
However, please turn on your spell checker as a courtesy to those reading
your post. This is not text messaging.
 

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