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[ help with popular email clients ]
If you have a Netscape or Internet Explorer
browser, then you have an email facility. Please see the section "Help
with Popular Email Clients" for information on configuration.
You only need a few pieces of information to
configure your LEOnet email account with most email clients: your username,
sometimes called your account name; your email address, and your password.
These were all given to you when you signed up for a LEOnet account; if you don't know
what your email address is, assume it is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help with Popular
Netscape Version 3.01
Your Netscape browser has an Options
tag at the top. Click it, and select Mail and News Preferences from the drop-down
menu. Fill in the following information where requested in the Servers tab:
Your POP3 and SMTP servers are mail.leonet.co.uk
Your POP3 username is the
username we assigned you when you opened your account.
The news server is news.leonet.co.uk
and is asked for further down the page.
Note: under the Organization tab, you
may wish to check the box for Remember Mail Password to avoid having to type in
your password every time you collect your mail.
Netscape Version 4.01
Your Netscape browser has an Edit tag
at the top. Click it, and then click Preferences from the drop-down menu that
appears. In the directory tree on the left, double click Mail & Groups to
expand your list of options. Click the Mail Server option, and enter the following
Your mail server user name is the user
name, or account name, we assigned you when you opened your account with us (i.e. joebloggs).
Your incoming and outgoing mail servers are mail.leonet.co.uk
Your mail server type is POP3.
You should also enter any information you can
provide under the other tabs in Mail & Groups.
With your mail client open, click on Tools
and select Services. Highlight Internet Mail by clicking on it, and then
click the Properties button. This will bring up the properties of your Internet
Mail so you can enter the proper configuration information.
First, click on the General tab. You
can name the server LEOnet, and then enter your name and organisation into the
spaces provided. Your email address and reply address are email@example.com,
where username is your own user name.
On the Servers tab, enter mail.leonet.co.uk
for both the POP3 and SMTP servers. Click the button for Logon Using and enter the
username and password we provided you when we opened your account.
On the Connection tab, specify what
type of connection you use. If you use a modem to collect and deliver your mail, you must
select the LEOnet dial-up connection you previously created from your dial-up networking
Microsoft Outlook Express:
With your mail client open, click
Tools/Accounts. On the Mail tab, click Add and select Mail. The Account Wizard will then
Your Display Name is how you want your emails
headed, for example, your name and job title.
Your Email Address is firstname.lastname@example.org,
where username is your own user name.
Your email server is a POP3 server, and the
incoming and outgoing addresses are mail.leonet.co.uk
Your Internet Mail Logon is the "Logon
Using" type. Your POP Account name is your username, and your password is the one
assigned to you when you signed up.
Name the account something descriptive, such
as LEOnet Mail.
For your Connection Type, click the LAN
button if you are on a work LAN. Otherwise, click "Connect Using my Phone
Line" if you want the email client to automatically dial the server each time it is
launched, or click the manual connection option if you want to launch your Internet
connection by choice.