To setup a new email account:
Step 1 - Open Outlook or Outlook
Step 2 - Click Tools, Account (may
also be Account Settings or other Account)
Step 3 - Click NEW email address
Step 4- Choose POP3 email type.
Step 5 - Enter your email address as
firstname.lastname@example.org and enter
your server as
188.8.131.52. You can also use mail.yourdomain.com and it will pick it
up when it changes, but some mail may be delayed using this method.
Step 6 - To ensure
not missing ANY email, change your old email address to the correct IP address -
Butterfly Consulting can help you with this.
Note: If you
have trouble sending email, you may be blocked by your provider (such as Cox or
Qwest) and need to use their SMTP servers. Another option is to change your SMTP
Port to 366.
Briefly, ports are like "channels" on a TV where each channel
carries different "programming". Channel 25 (aka Port 25) is typically used to
send e-mail traffic. Channel 110 (aka Port 110) is used to retrieve e-mail from
a mail server using the POP3 protocol. Some larger ISP's (such as MSN, Earthlink,
SBC and others) typically block Port 25 to help them fight spam, denial of
service attacks, and hacker attacks.
If your ISP is blocking port 25, you can "change the channel"
and use port 366 as an alternate. You can normally change the port used in your
mail client mail account settings. Please refer to your e-mail software help
files for specific instructions on how to change your SMTP port number.
Also remember to allow that port through your personal firewall,
if you're using one. Keep in mind, too, that some ISP's may not allow you to
send mail through ANY port unless you use THEIR SMTP servers to send mail.
Therefore, you may not be able to use our mail server for outgoing mail at all.
You will need to contact your ISP to find out what their policy is.