Getting personal

What is a website if you don’t have your very own personalised email, such as email@youraddress.com?

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By  Administrator Published  January 6, 2009

Step 3. Choosing and configuring a mail client

So now you technically have your own personalised email address, but all you need to do is to be able to read or send emails. This is where you need to configure your email client with your email information on your server.

There are three email clients that WINDOWS will show you how to configure your email on your server to: Microsoft Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird and Google's Gmail.

Let's start with configuring Microsoft Outlook Express to receive your emails. If you have Microsoft Outlook Express installed on your computer, open the program and click on the Menu option of "Tools" and then navigate to "Email Accounts".

A wizard screen will then pop up that will allow you to setup a new email account. So, then check the radio button that says "Add a new email account" and click on the "Next" button.

You will be given the option to connect to an appropriate server type. You should choose the POP3 option. POP stands for Post Office Protocol and it is a protocol that helps perform the function of receiving emails that have been sent to your server.

Now, remember all that information you had to write down, such as the passwords and usernames for your email account? You have to enter that information into the settings screen that will pop up in the wizard process.

It is a good idea to also "Test the Settings", which is a function that checks if the Outlook Mail Client can connect to your server.

Your email account should now be configured with the Outlook Email client. To check your inbox, send a test mail to your email from, for instance, your Gmail account and then click on Tools, Send/Receive and navigate to the appropriate email account.

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