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Getting Started

 Decide what email software you want to use. There are packages that are included as part of the operating system on the computer (Windows Live Mail for Windows and Mail for Macintosh), or packages that are part of a larger suite, such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Entourage. There are also excellent email programs that are downloadable for free (Thunderbird, Eudora).

Requirements

You will need:

  • The details of your POP3 mail account (from us).
  • A  connection to the internet.
  • Details of the SMTP mail server of your ISP or 2020Media.

 Instructions

Enter the required information into the fields in your email program. This is the user name, which is the name that will appear in the recipient's inbox, the email address, the POP (incoming) server and SMTP (outgoing mail) server.

Find out from 2020Media what the name of the POP server is. A POP server is the most common type of server offered but we also support IMAP. it usually has a name like mail.2020media.com or mail.domain.com. A POP server almost always requires authentication, which is a user name and password.

Similarly, find out the name of the SMTP server. Some SMTP servers require authentication as well,. In addition, some require advanced security settings such as authentication. Mostly you can use an SMTP service from your broadband provider free of cost, but 2020Media also offer a standalone service that will work on any device, on any connection.Please contact us to add to your account.

Configure any advanced settings, including whether you want to save mail on the email server, attaching any signatures and how often you want your software to check for mail. Remember, you can change these settings at any time, and although changes aren't retroactive (particularly when it comes to saving mail on the server), you will soon find the settings that best suits your needs.

Finally

We hope that this page has made setting up and using your mail as painless as possible. If there is anything we have left out, or you have further comments, please Contact Us.

For program specific instructions we recommend checking the Help for that program. EHow Articles also provide help.

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