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How To Configure Internet Mail and News

Internet Mail and News
  • Operating System: Windows 95
  • Application: MS Internet Mail


Microsoft's Internet Explorer 3.0 ships with separate Mail and News programs for Windows 95. You must have Internet Mail and News already installed on your computer to be able to follow these instructions. Once they're installed, you can configure Internet Mail and News for CocoNet's mail and news servers.

To configure Internet Mail:

  1. Click your Start button, go to Programs and click on Internet Mail. If this is the first time you've run Internet Mail, you'll see the Internet Mail Configuration window.

  2. Click Next.

  3. Fill in the following information:

    Name:           Your full name.
    E-mail address: Your e-mail address in the form of
                    username@coconet.com
                    
  4. Click Next.

    Incoming Mail (POP3) Server: mail.coconet.com 
                              
    Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: mail.coconet.com 
    	                  
  5. Click Next.

    E-mail Account: Your username.
                    Note: Do not type your e-mail  
                    address. You should only enter    
                    the part to the left of 
                    @coconet.com
                    For example:   
                    Suppose your e-mail address is  
                    test@coconet.com. Your username 
                    name is just test.
    
    Password:       Your CocoNet Account password.
  6. Click Next.

  7. Select I use a modem to access my e-mail.

  8. Click the down arrow to the right of the drop down box under Use the following Dial-Up Networking connection: and select your CocoNet connection.
    Click Next.

  9. Click Finish.

Internet Mail is now configured for CocoNet.

If you already had Internet Mail configured for another service, or if you want to change your settings, then follow the instructions below.

To change your Internet Mail configuration:

  1. Start Internet Mail.

  2. Select Options from the Mail menu.

  3. Click on the Server tab.

  4. Enter the following information:

    Name:                   Enter your full name
    Organization:(optional)	Enter your company name 
    E-mail Address:	        Type your e-mail address   
                            in the form   
                            username@coconet.com                         
                            
    Outgoing Mail (SMTP):   mail.coconet.com
    Incoming Mail (POP3):   mail.coconet.com
    POP3 Account:           Type your username
                         
    Password:               Type your CocoNet Account password.
  5. Click OK.

Internet Mail is now ready to send and retrieve your e-mail using the CocoNet mail servers.


To configure Internet News:

  1. Click your Start button, go to Programs and click on Internet News.
  2. If this is the first time you've run Internet News, you'll see the Internet News Configuration window.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Fill in the following information:
    Name:           Your full name
    E-mail address: Your e-mail address in the 
                    form username@coconet.com  
                    
  5. Click Next.
    News Server:    news.coconet.com
  6. Click the My news server requires me to logon box. The box beneath that button will become available.
  7. Make sure that the radio button for Logon using: is checked.
  8. Enter the following information:
Account:  Your username
Password: Your account password
  1. Click Next.
  2. Select I use a modem to access my newsgroups.
  3. Click the down arrow to the right of the drop down box under Use the following Dial-Up Networking connection: and select your CocoNet connection.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Finish.

Internet News is now configured for CocoNet.

If you already had Internet News configured for another service, or if you want to change your settings, then follow the instructions below.

To change your Internet News configuration:

  1. Start Internet News.

  2. Select Options from the News menu.

  3. Click on the Server tab.

  4. Enter the following information:

    Name:           Enter your full name
    Organization:   Enter your company name(optional)
    E-mail Address: Type your e-mail address in the 
                    form username@coconet.com
                   
    Reply Address:  Leave Blank
  5. In the News server(s) section, click Add.

  6. For News Server Name, type: news.coconet.com

  7. Click the My server requires me to logon.

  8. Enter your username and account password under Logon using:

  9. Click the Set as Default button.

  10. Click the Connection tab at the top.

  11. Select I use a modem to access my newsgroups.
    Click the down arrow to the right of the drop down box under Use the following Dial-Up Networking connection: and select your CocoNet connection. Click OK.

  12. Next you'll see a window asking if you would like to subscribe to newsgroups from your news server. Click No.

  13. Click OK.

Microsoft's Internet Mail and News is now configured for CocoNet. You can now use Internet Explorer's built-in Mail and News functions with your CocoNet connection!

  


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