Setup Email Client
POP3 (Post Office Protocol) Mail is the most common mail access protocol that allows your email client (Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, Netscape Messenger, etc.) to download your email messages to your computer so that you can read them later without being connected to the Internet. This feature is especially important if your connection time is chargeable.
POP3 mail works best for single computer offline access where messages are downloaded and then deleted from the mail server. This effectively ties the user to one computer for message storage and manipulation.
POP3 Mail settings in a glance:
|Mail Server Type||POP3|
|Incoming mail (POP3) server||mail.<yourdomain.com>|
|Outgoing mail (SMTP) server||mail.<yourdomain.com>|
Step-by-step guide to setup email clients:
- Outlook Express 5
- Microsoft Outlook 97
- Outlook Express and Outlook 2002
- Outlook Express and Outlook Mac
If there's a need for several users on different computers to access the same email account, the mails will end up being sprinkled across these computers. This is a common situation when you subscribe to an ISP which will only provide you with one email account.
Although not recommended, you may configure your email client to leave the messages on the server. The reason being that this will eventually choke up your email server space, unless you could periodically clear the messages from the server.
An alternative is to subscribe to a email hosting service where you can have your personalized domain name with several email accounts for the price of one. geromail.com provides specialized email hosting costing merely only $2 onwards.
For users who travels frequently, you may consider using the HTTPMail capability which allows your email client to both retreive mail messages and manage the messages on the server. In this way, what you see in your email client will appear exactly when you login using another computer or from the airport or from cybercafe. No more synchronizing your emails on your notebook prior to travelling.