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Configuring WordPerfect MAIL to work with your Internet

So, you've just signed up for an e-mail account with a local Internet Service Provider (ISP) and want to use WordPerfect® MAIL as your e-mail application. The instructions provided by your ISP, however, do not mention how to set up your e-mail account with WordPerfect MAIL. Not a problem — straightforward wizards make it easy to configure WordPerfect MAIL using the information provided by your ISP.

Before you get started, it helps to identify the following information from the instructions provided by your ISP:

  • Is your incoming mail server IMAP or POP? IMAP is a protocol that allows a client computer to access and manipulate electronic mail messages on a server. POP is a protocol that allows a client computer to retrieve electronic mail messages from a server by way of a temporary connection.

  • What e-mail address (for example, john.doe@yourisp.com) will you use?

  • What is the name of your incoming mail server (for example, pop.yourisp.com)?

  • What is your password? (This is assigned by your ISP and is likely case-sensitive.)

  • What is the name of your outgoing mail server (for example, smtp.yourisp.com)?

Creating an account

Your first step in configuring WordPerfect MAIL is to create an account. When you set up a new account, the downloading preferences are already configured for you. You can change them, however. You can also specify a default e-mail account, which is the e-mail address that WordPerfect MAIL automatically uses when you create new messages. This account name (e-mail address) will appear in the From: field of your e-mail messages.

To create an account

  1. Click Configure > Accounts and Aliases.

  2. In the Configuration dialog box, click Add.
  1. In the Select account type area, enable one of the following options:
    • POP account
    • IMAP account
    • Alias

    To determine which setting is correct for your account, refer to the instructions provided by your ISP and look for information about the incoming mail server. Typically, this setting is referred to as Incoming (POP) Server or Incoming (IMAP) Server.

  2. Click Next, and on the Account details page, type a name in the Display name text box.

    This name will be displayed when you send e-mail messages. It can be your full name (for example, John Doe).

  3. Type the e-mail address you want to use for this account or alias in the E-mail address text box.
    This e-mail address (for example, john.doe@yourisp.com) is provided by your ISP.
  1. Click Next, and in the Server text box, type the name of your e-mail server.
    Refer to the instructions provided by your ISP, and look for information about the incoming mail server (for example, pop.yourisp.com).

  2. Type your Password in the appropriate text box, and click Finish.
    > Your password will have been provided to you by your ISP and is likely case-sensitive. Before you type, ensure that Caps Lock is not on.
  1. In the Configuration dialog box, your new e-mail account appears in the Accounts and Aliases list.

Designating an outgoing server

Before you can send e-mail messages, you need to configure WordPerfect MAIL to use an outgoing server. The outgoing server is sometimes different from your incoming server — as when, for example, you want to receive messages from a Web-based e-mail account, such as Yahoo. The outgoing server settings, however, need to follow the requirements for your ISP.

You can change the outgoing server information for any account, at any time — if you switch to a different ISP, for example.

To designate an outgoing server

  1. In the Configuration dialog box, click Outgoing Servers, and click Add.
  1. In the Outgoing Server Details dialog box, type the outgoing server address in the Server address text box.

    Refer to the instructions provided by your ISP, and look for information about the outgoing mail server (for example, smtp.yourisp.com).
  1. Click Set as default.

  2. If the server requires a secure connection, enable the This server requires a secure connection (SSL) check box.

  3. If the server requires authentication, enable the This server requires authentication check box, and click Settings.

  4. In the Outgoing Server Authentication dialog box, enable the Use same user name and password as my incoming mail account option, and click OK.
  1. In the Outgoing Server Details dialog box, click OK.

  2. In the Configuration dialog box, click OK.