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************************************************************************ NETSCAPE EMAIL v7.02 ON MAC OS 9 -------------------------------- (Do not use this document for OS X & Netscape email v7.2 or OS 8/9 & Netscape 4.75; there are a few differences. See the separate docs for those versions.) 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 on Mac OS 9 ***** ** Make a complete back up of your computer. (Okay, don't; but you've been warned! And when was the last time you did a backup?!) Then upgrade to the latest version of Netscape for Mac OS 9.x. It's version 7.02. It can be found here: http://ftp.netscape.com/pub/netscape7/english/7.0/mac/macos8/sea/Netscape-mac-full.bin (Note you'll have to remove the return at the line break in the URL when you paste the link into your browser, or past the first line then paste the second line.) Read the installation instructions; transferring your settings and existing email is relatively straightforward. After upgrading, the first time you start Netscape, it will ask your for much of the info described above. Just enter what you can; we'll make the fine adjustments later. If you are using an earlier version of Netscape or an earlier Mac OS, you can probably use the instructions below to puzzle out how to fill in the necessary info; but I have no idea whether earlier versions support the necessary security features. Let me know if you can make it work. If you already have v7.02 and are using Freenet with it, skip to Step 1 below to reconfigure you settings for WDY Enterprises. If you have more than one email account, you must decide whether you want to access more than one email account through your existing Netscape 'Profile' or create a new Profile for WDY Enterprises. Using the same Profile to read multiple email accounts is convenient (you don't have to change profiles); HOWEVER, *sending* email from different accounts from within a single Profile is difficult and confusing because Netscape doesn't allow an easy way to specify the Outgoing SMTP email server separately for each account. I recommend you establish a new Profile and relaunch Netscape for each account you want to use. Create a new Profile by double clicking on the Netscape Profile Manager in the Netscape folder. ** STEP 1: After you have created a new Profile or to modify an existing email account within an existing Profile, launch Netscape in the desired Profile, open the mail and newsgroups facility by typing command-2 or clicking on the small envelope icon at the lower left of a browser window, click on Edit in the menubar and drag down to Email & Newsgroup Account Settings..., NOT Preferences. On the left of that window should be a list of any email accounts you have created for this Netscape Profile. Click on the name for your Freenet account, then click on the flippy triangle to display the sub menus under the account. There is also an 'Add Account' button if you need to create a new account for Freenet from this window. With the name of your Freenet account selected you should see a window on the right titled 'Account Settings'. Make any changes necessary to 'Account Name', 'Your Name', and 'Email Address'. ** STEP 2: Click on 'Server Setting' directly under the name of your Freenet account in the left of the window. In the new window 'Server Settings', confirm that the server type is POP, the server name is 'wdyllc.com', the user name is correct, and the Port is 995 (not 110). Make sure the checkbox for 'Use secure connection (SSL)' is checked. wdyllc: 'This option helps to protects your username, password, and e-mail messages from being captured or viewed by others as it travels across the Internet.' Check for mail at startup if you like. I do not recommend checking for mail automatically if you have more than one account; too easy to get confused. 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.' 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. Set 'Empty Trash on Exit' as you want. ** STEP 3: In the left part of the window, click on Copies, & Folder, Addressing, Disk Space, Return Receipts, and Security in turn to select the settings you prefer. ** STEP 4: In the left part of the window, scroll down below your Freenet account name until you see the entry 'Outgoing Server (SMTP)' and click on it. Make sure the server name is wdyllc.com, the Port is 587, 'Use name and password' is checked, the user name is correct, and 'Use secure connection (SSL)' is set to 'Always'. Note that there is no place to mark 'TLS', but it works anyway. You're familiar with entering a password the first time you check for new mail after opening Netscape. Be aware that because 'Use name and password' is checked here, you will also have to enter the same password the first time you send mail. This security feature protects you as well as prevents a spammer from seizing the outgoing mail server for a spam attack. Now click the Advanced button and read the note about using multiple SMTP servers. To *send* email from different accounts within a single Netscape Profile, you have to *manually* switch the SMTP server. Of course you won't remember where you left the SMTP setting, so you won't know what account sent your email. I strongly recommend a separate Profile if you want to send mail from more than one account. ** STEP 5: Hey, you're done! Click the 'OK' button at the lower right of the window to apply the changes you've made. Grab a beverage and start communicating with the planet! ************************************************************************