The following information will help you setup your email program to access your email account.
Important: First, make sure you have created a New Email Account by following Steps 1-4 (described below). For this Tutorial we will create a full functioning POP3 Account for "digitalhost", using "tempassword" for the password.
1) Open up Outlook Express (Start >Programs >Outlook Express)
2) Click on the "Tools" menu from the top of Outlook Express and choose "Accounts"
3) From the new window click the "Add" button on the top right and choose "mail"
4) type in "sales" for the Account Name (this can be changed later) and click "next"
5) In this window (Yes you have an email account) type "email@example.com" and click "next"
Note: "digitalhost.net" is just an example, always replace it with Your Domain Name
6) In this window type "mail.digitalhost.net" in both the Incoming & Outgoing boxes, click "next"
Note:"digitalhost.net" is just an example, always replace it with Your Domain Name
7) Now type in "firstname.lastname@example.org" for the Account name, and "testing" for the password . . .Important: Normally you would let us know the Account Name and Password to set up on your server. . .in this example we are using "email@example.com" and "tempassword" for the password.
Note: you should not have to check the box that says "Log on using Secure Password Authentication"
8) Hit the "next" button and then the "finish" button to create your account.
The "Internet Accounts" Window should still be open . . . if not -
That will bring up a window for the "General" Tab Note: "digitalhost.net" was an example, it should now show Your Domain Name
Now Click on the "Servers" tab to bring up this window to:
1) Put a CheckMark next to My server requires authentication
2) Now click the "Settings" Button
Click the "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" and then click the "OK" Button.
Click the "OK" Button on all Windows to close them.
Other important setup information For your Email Account to work properly, you MUST PUT A CheckMark in the box next to "My server requires authentication" - or you will have errors in your email setup!
Note: If you are sending an receiving lots of email, you can conserve on Bandwidth by using your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to handle all of your Outgoing Mail
Incoming mail (POP3):"mail.digitalhost.net" Outgoing mail (SMTP): "your ISP info" You will need to call your Internet Service Provider to find out what setting to type in for Outgoing mail If you have an existing account, you can copy the settings for Outgoing mail from it.
Use your Username / Password:
Account name - see below Password - see below
When you sign up for a Hosting Plan, you are given a Username and Password, which you would also use for email.
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