Setting Up Netscape Navigator to use a Graith Email Account

Introduction

Graith Internet does not supply dial-up accounts for your to access the Internet so we can't supply the wizzy software that many ISPs do to configure your machine automatically. But don't worry, it's not really difficult.

Configuration

In Netscape Navigator™ you configure your email by selecting Edit Preferences. This pops up a dialogue like this:

NN Edit Preferences

Configuring your email account is simply a matter of selecting various items and entering the right values.

Identity

This describes who you are seen to be when others receive email from you. You could claim to be Tony Blair and have an email address tony.blair@number10.gov.uk, but that wouldn't be true. That's called forging your email headers. If you do this, it's probable that people won't be able to reply to any email you send.

Enter your full name and the email address you'd like to receive email at. With Graith Internet, you can receive emails at any.address@ yourdomain.co.uk so it's your choice .

Mail Servers

This section tells NN where to collect your email and where to send it from. You need to enter your website domain name in your incoming mail server . I use mail.graith.co.uk wherever it asks for my incoming mail server. If it asks POP3/IMAP, enter POP3. You'll also be asked for your username. (You should have been informed of your username and password when your service was set up.)

Your outgoing mail server should be the one your ISP (like Freeserve) gives you, so ask them. It could be smtp.freeserve.net or maybe smtp.btconnect.com.

Copies and Folders

It's useful to keep a copy of every email you send as sometimes people reply without including the body of your message and the context of their message may be unclear. Just select that you should be BCC'd with a copy of the email. You can then use Message Filters to put the email in the same folder as others to that customer.

Other Sections

You don't really need to bother filling in any other sections, but when you get a bit more knowledge you may find other settings useful to you.

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