Options For International Email Set Up
Let's say you are visiting Mary in Ireland and she uses her computer to access the Internet. You can use Mary's Internet account and email program (yep, that is right!) to access your own messages. This is true whether the computer is Windows or Macintosh, but you need to have your POP account information with you as you will set up a new account on Mary's computer.
Make note of the following settings prior to leaving for your trip.
The steps required to set up Outlook Express 6
1. Start Microsoft Outlook Express 6. If the Internet Connection Wizard starts, quit the wizard by clicking the Close button (the "X" button) in the upper-right corner of the Internet Connection Wizard dialog box).
2. Click on the Tools menu. (See below)
3. Click Accounts. (See below)
4. Click Add, and then click Mail. (See below)
5. In the Display Name box, type your name, and then click Next. (See below)
6. Type your e-mail address, and then click Next. (See below)
7 . In the "My Incoming Mail Server is a" box, type POP3
8. In the "Incoming Mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP)" server box type in Your POP account info (usually mail.xxx.xxx).
9. In the "Outgoing Mail (SMTP)" box, type in The
computer owner's account info (usually mail.xxx.xxx or smtp.xxx.xxx)
and then click Next(See below)
10. Click Log on using Secure Password Authentication
12. Click Finish. (See below)
The following are some general instructions for set up. Contact the ISP you are using in the country you are visiting if you have trouble making this work.
Open the email program you wish to use. As an example:
Outlook - Go to Tools/Accounts/
Click Create Account or New. Configure the account with YOUR login, password, and POP account settings. Do not change the SMTP server. Use the same SMTP server as the computer owner. You want to send mail using their server and receive mail from your server.
When completed log on to the Internet and Send and Receive All. Print or forward your email and delete the messages from your friendís computer. Remember to delete any sensitive information from the deleted items folder before continuing. Also delete your new account prior to leaving.
Outlook or Thunderbird
Create a new account using your information. Or if the program does not allow for multiple accounts temporarily change the existing Login, Password and POP server info (make sure the computer owner knows his password before continuing.) Watch your caps key. And be certain to delete your new account or change the login info when done.
Go online to Receive mail and print or forward your email and then delete the messages from your friendís computer. Remember to delete any sensitive information from the deleted items folder before continuing. Also delete your new account prior to leaving.
1. Start Outlook 97.
2. On the Tools menu, click Services.
3. On the Services tab, click Add.
4. In the Available Information Services box, click Internet E-Mail, and then click OK.
5. Click the General tab.
6. Type a name for the International account you want to configure Outlook 97 to send and receive e-mail on in the Mail Account box, type the name of the account holder in the Name box, and then type the e-mail address in the E-mail Address box.
7. Click the Servers tab.
8. Type The computer owner's SMTP account in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) box, and then type your POP account info in the Incoming Mail (POP3) box.
NOTE: If you gain access to MSN through a third-party ISP or local area network (LAN)--including DSL, Cable modem, or Satellite connection-- type secure.smtp.email.msn.com in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) box.
9. Click Log on using Secure Password Authentication.
10. Click the Connection tab, and then click I Connect Manually.
11. Click OK.
Outlook 98 Set Up
1. Start Outlook 98.
2. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
3. Click Add, and then click Mail.
4. In the Display Name box, type your name, and then click Next.
5. Type your e-mail address, and then click Next.
6. In the Incoming Mail (POP3) box, type POP3 (Your pop account info)
7. In the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) box, type the computer owner's SMTP account info, and then click Next.
NOTE:If you gain access to MSN through a third-party ISP or local area network (LAN), type secure.smtp.email.msn.com in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) box, and then click Next.
8. Click Log on using Secure Password Authentication, and then click Next.
9. Type the name you want to use for this e-mail account, and then click Next
10. Click I will establish my Internet connection manually, and then click Next.
11. Click Finish.
12. Double-click the new account to access its properties.
13. Click the Servers tab.
14. Select the My server requires authentication box.
15. Click the Settings button.
16. Select the Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
17. Click the OK button twice.
18. Click the Close button.
When completed - log on to the Internet and Send and Receive All. Print or forward your email and delete the messages from your friendís computer. Remember to delete any sensitive information from the deleted items folder before continuing.
Also note: If you wish to have a copy of your messages left on the server so that you can retrieve them again later you may have to re-send your messages to a different address or, if you use a single computer to access your email, you will need to find the settings in the Email set up that allow you to check -leave a copy of messages on the server.
If you are going to dial up through long distance to your account you will need
Your ISP dial up phone number
This is usually the Most Expensive Option:
Configure the computer or Palm Pilot to dial up to your account using a long distance phone number. In some cases this may be the only option open to you. However, please be aware that unless you use a 1-800 number each email may end up costing you muchos pesos using this method. Es muy caro!
Set up will differ for each device so you need to check with your ISP and the manufacturer of the device prior to leaving. Some ISPís do not allow for long distance access to their system. They should then provide you with a web mail option. Some countries limit Internet access and web mail is not an option.
Least Expensive: Use an existing Internet account in the country you are visiting as explained above.
Or Access Hot Mail or WEB Mail: Just log on to any web based email account with any browser as per usual.
Hot Mail: You may wish to access your current POP email account using GMail, Hot Mail or Web Mail. A completely cost free option is to set up a Hot Mail account and then phone your server and ask them to redirect your email into your online e-mail account. You will need to instruct your server when you want your email sent back to your original server.
POP: e-mail is sent through servers that use the Post Office Protocol (POP). POP allows computers to retrieve e-mail from any server that supports this protocol.
Subscribers to MSN Extra Storage or MSN Internet Access can view messages from POP e-mail accounts within Hotmail. This service is extra and will require you to pay a nominal fee. The POP Mail option allows you to retrieve messages from up to four POP e-mail accounts. You can check e-mail from your company, your Internet service provider (ISP), and your school-all from your Hotmail account. In Hotmail, click Options. Under Additional Options, click POP Mail Retrieval Settings.
Have a great trip! Buen Viaje
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