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Netscape Mail & Newsgroups 7

Netscape Mail & Newsgroups is the mail and newsgroup component of Netscape Communicator 7. You can configure it to access your Hubris Communications email account by following these instructions.

Setting Up an Account for the First Time

Before you can use Netscape Mail & Newsgroups to access your email account, you must configure the program with the correct account settings. If you have already done this, you can skip these setup instructions and view the other configuration options below.

  1. Launch the “Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings” window.
    1. Within Netscape Mail & Newsgroups, click the "Edit" menu.
    2. Choose "Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings..." from that menu.
  2. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings
    • On this screen, click the "Add Account" button.
  3. Account Wizard: New Account Setup
    • Click "Email account," then click "Next."
  4. Account Wizard: Identity
    • Type in your name as you would like it to appear when other people receive email from you. In most cases, you will want to type your first and last name.
    • Alternatively, you may wish to use some other name if the email account will be used by more than one person within a family or organization. Examples are:
      • Smith Family
      • ABC Company
      • Community Church
      • etc...
    • Type in the full email address in all lower-case letters.
  5. Account Wizard: Server Information
    • The first option should be left at its default setting, "POP3."
    • In the first white box, type your incoming mail server name.
    • In the second white box, type in your outgoing mail server name.
  6. Account Wizard: User Name
    • On this screen, the User Name field will be filled in for you. Just click "Next."
  7. Account Wizard: Account Name
    • On this screen, the Account Name field will be filled in for you. Just click "Next."
  8. Account Wizard: Congratulations!
    • Click "Finish."
  9. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings
    • After clicking "Finish," you may be returned to the screen shown above, or you may be returned to the program. If you do not see the screen above, click the "Edit" menu and choose "Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings." This screen will reappear.
    • Click "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" in the left-hand column.
    • Click the "Advanced..." button.
  10. Advanced Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings
    • Click the "Edit..." button.
  11. Advanced Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings
    Server Name
    This box will already be filled with the correct setting. Do not modify it.
    Use name and password
    Make sure this option is checked.
    User Name
    In this box, type in your login-id (the first part of your email address).
    Click "OK," then click "OK" again.
  12. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings: Outgoing Server (SMTP)
    • Click the "OK" button to return to Netscape Mail & Newsgroups.
    • Note: When you check your email for the first time, Netscape Mail & Newsgroups will prompt your for your password. You will need to enter the password you use to connect to the service. You should only have to do this the first time you check your email. The program will remember it each time thereafter.

Checking Other Settings and Options within Netscape Mail & Newsgroups 7

  1. Launch the “Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings” window.
    1. Within Netscape Mail & Newsgroups, click the "Edit" menu.
    2. Choose "Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings..." from that menu.
  2. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings: login-id@yourdomain.com
    Account Name
    If you wish, you may change the name of your account to something more meaningful.
    Your Name
    You may type whatever you wish in this field. It will appear in emails that you send.
    Email Address
    This field must contain your valid email address.
    Reply-to Address
    If you specify a different address here, replies that people send to your emails will be sent to that different address. We recommend you leave this field blank or leave it set to the same address as your email address.
    Organization
    You may also type the name of your business or organization. It will appear in emails that you send.
  3. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings: Server Settings
    Server Name
    This must be set correctly for you to be able to receive email.
    User Name
    This must be set to the first part of your email address. Do not include the @-symbol nor the domain name.
    All other settings should be left at their default values.
  4. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings: Copies & Folders
    • These settings should not be changed from their default values. Advanced users may wish to alter these settings. Refer to the program's Help menu for information about these settings.
  5. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings: Addressing
    • These settings should not be changed from their default values. Advanced users may wish to alter these settings. Refer to the program's Help menu for information about these settings.
  6. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings: Disk Space
    • These settings should not be changed from their default values. Advanced users may wish to alter these settings. Refer to the program's Help menu for information about these settings.
  7. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings: Return Receipts
    • These settings should not be changed from their default values. Advanced users may wish to alter these settings. Refer to the program's Help menu for information about these settings.
  8. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings: Security
    • All settings on this tab should be left at their default settings. If you wish to learn more about email security, search the program's Help menu for more information.
  9. Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings: Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) Settings
    Server Name
    This setting must be correct in order to send email.
    Use Name and Password
    This option should be checked.
    Other options should be left at their default settings.
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