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************************************************************************ NETSCAPE EMAIL v4.75 ON MAC OS 8 & 9 ------------------------------------ (Do not use this document for OS X Netscape v7.2 email or OS 9 Netscape v7.02 email; there are a few differences. See the separate docs for those versions. These instructions will _probably_ work for Netscape v4.5x and above, maybe even below. I have tested v4.75 with OS 9.1; it should work with OS 8.x as well.) My name Fred Moore. I'm a Macintosh consultant and was involved in writing some of the documentation for Freenet when it started up back in 1994. With this document I'm providing some unofficial support for configuring your Macintosh computer for use with the new WDY Enterprises service. Please read these instructions carefully and refer to online help for your email application as well as for the OS. If you have exhausted all these sources, but still have a problem you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try to respond. However, be warned that I can only do it on an 'if I have the time' basis. If you find any errors or omissions or have suggestions on improving these instructions, I'll be eager to hear from you. While I wrote the Mac-specific email instructions for WDY Enterprises, I have quoted related info from the official wdyllc.com docs. It is denoted with wdyllc: '
'. ***** BASIC INFORMATION YOU'LL NEED ***** Any email program will as you for 6 major pieces of information, as well as several minor bits. The order in which the data are requested varies and the minor pieces are often entered through sub-menus or special windows. If you have this info in front of you when you set up your account, the process will be faster and less confusing. ** ACCOUNT NAME: This is whatever you want to call this particular email account so you know exactly what account it is. The name can be virtually anything. If you only have one email address, you could use 'My email' (without the quotation marks). If you have several email accounts, you might want to name them for each provider, such as 'WDY Enterprises', 'RR', or 'WOW'. If you have several accounts and/or more than one with a single provider, you might want to use the entire email address as the account name. e.g. My Email Jack Smythe Home Email WDY Enterprises email@example.com ** YOUR NAME: Enter your name as you wish to see it in the 'From:' field of your email messages. Please don't use all caps; that considered poor style. wdyllc: ' Your user agreement does not require that you put the correct name in the "Your Name" field -- it really can be anything you want. Depending on the circumstances, sending mail that can't be responded (with an incorrect e-mail address) may be perceived as an attempt to violate the terms of your user agreement with WDY Enterprises.' Note that if Jack Smythe calls himself Joe Doaks, jsmythe still appears in his email address. e.g. Jack Smythe ** YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: Type in your email address exactly as it was given to you (new account) or as you have been using it (existing account). e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org ** INCOMING MAIL SERVER INFO: Incoming email and outgoing email each have their own server to receive and send messages. For incoming email, select either POP or IMAP. If you select IMAP, be sure to read the note at http://wdyllc.com/support/OtherClients.html. wdyllc: 'IMAP mail is also available, but we leave its use as an exercise to the reader; one should only use IMAP if one already understands how to use it effectively. While its use is permitted, the use of IMAP without proper care and training is likely to result in lost or misdirected e-mail.' This document describes POP. Enter 'wdyllc.com' (w/o the quotes) in the Incoming POP server box. You will also need to enter a port number, often through another window or sub menu. The default port number, which you likely WON'T be using, is listed in parentheses for your information. See http://wdyllc.com/support/OtherClients.html for more info. You will also be specifying 'use secure connection (SSL)'. e.g. wdyllc.com Port 995 (110) or wdyllc.com:995 ** OUTGOING MAIL SERVER INFO: Enter 'wdyllc.com' (w/o the quotes) in the Outgoing SMTP server box. You will also need to enter a port number, often through another window or sub menu. The default port number, which you likely WON'T be using, is listed in parentheses for your information. See http://wdyllc.com/support/OtherClients.html for more info. You will also be specifying 'use name and password' and 'use secure connection'. wdyllc: 'We recommend that you change the port to port 587. This step may be necessary when you are using a restrictive ISP that blocks outgoing port 25 access. Some ISPs in the central Ohio area are known to do this. If neither port 25 nor port 587 work, it may be necessary to contact WDY Enterprises for assistance.' e.g. wdyllc.com Port 587 (25) or wdyllc.com:587 ** USER NAME or Incoming User Name or Outgoing User Name: This may seem redundant, but enter the first part of your email address (the part before the @ sign) in the box provided. e.g. jsmith ***** Setting up email in Netscape Email v4.75 on Mac OS 8 & 9 ***** Netscape 4.75 only supports one email account per Profile. (Ahh, the good olde daze! Who would want more than one email account?!) If your current profile uses Freenet for email, simply launch Netscape to get started. If you need to create a new Profile for WDY Enterprises, double click on the User Profile Manager in the Netscape Communicator folder and enter the info mentioned below. We will confirm you settings through the Preferences command. ** STEP 1: After you have created a new Profile or to modify the existing email account within an existing Profile, launch Netscape in your Freenet Profile, open the mail facility by typing command-2 or clicking on the small envelope icon at the lower right of a browser window. Then click on Edit in the menubar and drag down to Preferences at the bottom of the menu to open your preferences window. On the left of the preferences window should be a list of ALL your Netscape 4.75 preferences. Click once on the 'Mail & Newsgroup' preferences heading and click on the flippy triangle to display the sub-menus under the account if they aren't already displayed. The window to the right of the prefs list should display a window titled 'Mail & Newsgroups'. Set these prefs as you choose. ** STEP 2: Click on the 'Identity' sub-heading. Make any changes *necessary to 'Your name:' and 'Email address:'. UNcheck* the box *'Use Internet Config' so that program does not override what you *enter here. ** STEP 3: Click on sub-heading 'Mail Servers'. In the new window 'Mail Server', select the mail server in the 'Incoming Mail Servers' window and click the 'Edit...' button. In the sub-window under the 'General' tab, confirm that the server name is 'wdyllc.com', the server type is POP, and the user name is correct. There is no place to enter a port number or a secure connection pref so my guess is that you'l be connecting to the default port 110 instead of the more secure port 995. No big deal; this is probably as secure as what you're using now. Netscape offers you the opportunity to enter your password so you don't have to remember it when you access your email. Well, even though the Mac is extremely secure, when it comes to the Internet, I'm a little paranoid. So I leave the 'Remember password' box empty and enter my password manually. Also if my computer is ever stolen, the thief will not be able to send email under my name because the password is in my head, not on the hard drive. You can check for mail automatically if you like by setting the checkbox 'Check for mail every minutes'. wdyllc: 'WDY Enterprises suggests checking for e-mail automatically no more frequently than once every 5 to 10 minutes, in keeping with industry standard practices. Statistically speaking, doing so only increases the computational load on our servers without delivering your mail any faster. We've made great strides to keep your costs low, and can only do so when everyone respects the finite nature of computational resources. If/when you need to check for new mail more frequently (expecting that important incoming e-mail message), use the "get mail" button to request a check by hand.' Click on the 'POP' tab. You may want to check 'Leave messages on server' if you need to access current email from many locations such as at home, at work, and from a hotel room. Normally, with this box UNchecked, all new messages are downloaded to the hard drive of whatever computer you are using whenever you access your Freenet account. If you do access your account from several locations and this box is UNchecked, you run the risk of having the originals of incoming email scattered over several computers and they won't be easy to consolidate. HOWEVER, if you DO leave your messages on the server, it ties up system resources. You have an absolute maximum email storage allocation of 100MB (unless you have contracted for more). A stack of undeleted emails and a few large attachments could easily put you over this limit and you could lose email. So be careful if you leave messages on the server. Delete all unnecessary messages as soon as possible or download your messages to a designated computer by temporarily turning OFF 'Leave messages on the server' when you check your email from the computer on which you want the email to reside. Click the 'OK' button at the lower right of the sub-window to apply changes. ** STEP 4: Back in the 'Mail Server' window you'll see the entry 'Outgoing Server (SMTP)'. Make sure the server name is 'wdyllc.com', the user name is correct, and 'Use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or TLS for outgoing messages' is set to 'Always (else fail)'. There is no place to explicitly specify a port, but it works anyway. When I sent mail with Netscape 4.75 under OS 9.1, I got a warning message 'The site 'wdyllc.com' has requested client authentication, but you do not have a Personal Certificate to authenticate yourself. The site may choose not to give you access without one.' I clicked 'OK' to dismiss the message, was presented with a password window, entered my Freenet password, and my mail was sent. ** STEP 5: Hey, you're done! Click the 'OK' button at the lower right of the 'Mail Server' window to effect your changes. Grab a beverage and start communicating with the planet! ************************************************************************