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misc:newmail [2010/07/21 19:37]
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 ^ Outgoing Server | smtp.googlemail.com | This is for sending email out | ^ Outgoing Server | smtp.googlemail.com | This is for sending email out |
 ^ Outgoing Server Username | //user@yourdomain.com// | Your username is just your email address | ^ Outgoing Server Username | //user@yourdomain.com// | Your username is just your email address |
-^ Outgoing Server Password | /Emailed to you// | You should have received your new password in an email prior to the actual transition. If not, email admin@splitstreams.com for it |+^ Outgoing Server Password | //Emailed to you// | You should have received your new password in an email prior to the actual transition. If not, email admin@splitstreams.com for it |
 ^ Outgoing Server Port | 587 | Standard SMTP AUTH port | ^ Outgoing Server Port | 587 | Standard SMTP AUTH port |
 ^ Outgoing Server SSL | STARTTLS | This is a standard encryption negotiation protocol.  Make sure it is enabled in your configuration of Thunderbird or Outlook | ^ Outgoing Server SSL | STARTTLS | This is a standard encryption negotiation protocol.  Make sure it is enabled in your configuration of Thunderbird or Outlook |
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 If you are looking to configure a desktop client, like Thunderbird or Outlook, you should read this section as it has helpful links.  If you only plan on using the webmail, you can just skip this. If you are looking to configure a desktop client, like Thunderbird or Outlook, you should read this section as it has helpful links.  If you only plan on using the webmail, you can just skip this.
  
 +The main link for configuring most desktop clients for POP is located [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=12103|here]].  
  
 +The main link for configuring most desktop clients for IMAP is located [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=75726|here]].
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 +**NOTE:**  In many of the instruction links, you are told to use different server names for the ''IMAP Server'', ''POP Server'', ''SMTP (Outgoing) Server'', etc.  Do not use the names in the instructions, instead use the names and info in the [[#Vital Info|Vital Info]] section.  The main difference you will see is that the instructions will tell you to use things like "imap.gmail.com" instead of "imap.googlemail.com" You will always want to use the ".googlemail.com" one from [[#Vital Info|Vital Info]] instead.
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 +==== Thunderbird ====
 +This is my mail client of choice, so it's the one I'm going to spend the most time on.  As far as [[#Outlook|Outlook]] goes, you are mostly on your own.  I hate Outlook with a passion and avoid it at all costs.  Thunderbird is totally free to download and use for Windows, Mac, and Linux and you can get the latest copy at: [[http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/]].  I strongly recommend using IMAP instead of POP.  This will allow you to use multiple devices to connect to your account (desktop, laptop, phone, etc.) and keep everything in sync.
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 +  * If you are using Thunderbird 3.X for IMAP, follow [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=180189|these instructions]].
 +  * If you are using Thunderbird 2.X for IMAP, follow [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77662|these instructions]].
 +  * If you are using Thunderbird 3.X (the latest version) for POP, follow [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=86399|these instructions]].
 +  * If you are using Thunderbird 2.X (update yours to 3.X!!) for POP, follow [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=86399|these instructions]].
 +
 +Remember to **use the information in [[#Vital Info|Vital Info]] as opposed to what they tell you in the instructions**.
 +
 +If you run into any issues setting this up, you can shoot me an email and I should be able to help you out with whatever issues you are having.
 +==== Outlook ====
 +I hate Outlook.  Go get a [[http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/|free copy of Thunderbird]] instead.  Still reading this?  Well, if you insist on using Outlook, here are some links to setting things up in Outlook:
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 +  * [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77689|Outlook 2007 IMAP]]
 +  * [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77661|Outlook 2003 IMAP]]
 +  * [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=86373|Outlook 2007 POP]]
 +  * [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13278|Outlook 2003 POP]] ([[http://mail.google.com/mail/help/demos/Gmail_POP/788_Google_Gmail.html|animated demo]])
 +  * [[http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=70770|Outlook 2002 POP]]
 +
 +Remember to **use the information in [[#Vital Info|Vital Info]] as opposed to what they tell you in the instructions**.
 +
 +Again, I hate Outlook so you are on your own for setting this up.  I won't be able to support this in any way, shape or form.
 +
 +===== Getting Help =====
 +If you run into some snags, I should be able to help with most things (outside of anything Outlook related).  You can always email me at admin@splitstreams.com, but I would say to check Google's extensive online help first.  Once you are logged in to your webmail, you will see that there is a ''Help'' link in the upper right (near ''Settings'') that has quite an array of help you can dig into, including videos.
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 +Happy emailing (and calendaring, and doccing, etc.) with your new email account.
misc/newmail.txt · Last modified: 2010/07/21 21:03 by jay