Check your webmail

Check your email from anywhere on earth.

Web Mail can be used from anyone’s computer, anywhere in the world. It enables you to check what messages are waiting for you, read them, reply to them, and even delete them. It provides you with another way of finding out what’s in your mailbox and if there is maybe a large email that is blocking the rest of your messages. You can then retrieve the messages using your email program

The ADNET Webmail server requires
your email address not just your username

Check your ADNET email
click here

After selecting the emails you wish to delete you will find the PURGE DELETED step in the Other menu.Remember that if you regularly download your mail thus clearing the server your mailbox will work without issue.
To check your @midcoast mail
type in your username
(NOT your email address)
& password and then click on LOGIN

Click HERE
If you like to be able to send email from the webmail facility you will need to make one small change with the new midcoast mail server. After you have logged in click on the cog to the right of Notes (top menu) and then preferences – global preferences – personal information and then complete your full name and email address and click SAVE.
To check your @ecopost mail click here

Please note that the Midcoast Dial Up Service was decommissioned March 30, 2018

July 10, 2018 – All internet access trouble shooting and support for your MIdcoast ADSL or email is available by calling them on 02 65840900


Sometimes your modem/router will need to be reset (turn off power, count to 30 and turn back on). So reboot before you ring us…it’ll probably fix it!

Reboot Meditation.

Power down your computer and turn it off, then turn off the power to your modem/router.

Take a deep breath, count to 30 and then turn on the modem first and then turn on your computer. Breathe!

Now and then when you first try to logon to the Internet it won’t work. First thing you need to do is reboot (as above) – sometimes you will need to do this a couple of times.

If it is still not going check that the internet light is lit on your modem.

Then do a line isolation test – this is where you remove all phones, fax machines, other computers from the line.

Does it work now? If not remove the filter (goes between the modem and the wall socket) and see whether you have action.

If you still can’t get online and you are positive that your modem is not at fault then give us a call and we will lodge a fault. Please be aware that should we lodge a fault and the problem is found to be with your equipment or at your premises that a call out fee of approx $200 applies.

All modems can be damaged by storms. During storm season disconnect everything.

Phone Midcoast 02 6584 0900
(For extended helpdesk support please leave your name, username, and landline phone number so we can return your call)
e-mail the MIDCOAST Help Desk 24/7 – helpdesk @

Message Bank – Please include your username, password,  landline phone number, and error messages. NB:  It is important that  the contact information we have on file for you is up to date. The  technicians are on call 24/7 and have pagers permanently attached to  their person enabling them to know the minute something goes wrong. They  are dedicated to fixing any problems asap.

Guides for  email and web browsers:EMAIL
Not all email addresses are not free. If you access the internet (either dial up or broadband) through our service then an email address is included however if you do not access the Internet through our service then unless you subscribe to our email only service you will lose your email address

Any email software needs to be told what to do (configured) – see the table below

When you first use this program it will take you through the connection wizard however if you need to check your configuration then this is how you get into it.
On the Tools (Options) menu, click Accounts.
On the Accounts page, select your account, and then click Properties.
On the Properties page for your account, on the Servers tab

OUTLOOK EXPRESS go to Tools – Accounts – Mail
To set up a new account you simply click on ADD and then follow the questionaire using the answers below

To check the configuration of an account that is already set up simply click on Properties

MAIL SERVER CONFIGURATIONS – incoming mail server is a POP3

Email address
Incoming Mail Server
Outgoing Mail Server
Account Name username (before the @) username (before the @)

If you are using a Microsoft Surface Tablet you will need to configure  the iMap Server as your incoming mail server and that is port 143
Further help is HERE

Outgoing mail is handled by the service you are connected to at the time. This means the ISP who is providing your connection to the Internet. If you have a couple of different ones then you will need to select the correct SMTP configuration each time you go to send mail.

Entourage is an email client that’s Mac specific. Its configuration can be found in Tools- Accounts – Mail – Account Settings

Configuring Mac Mail

  1. Start Mail from your application list.
  2. On the Mail menu, click Preferences.
  3. Click the Accounts button.
  4. Click the Addition button.
  5. Select POP as the Account Type from the list. In the Description box, type a description of the account.
  6. In the Email Address box, type your e-mail address.
  7. In the Full Name box, type your name.
  8. In the Incoming Mail Server box, refer to the MAIL SERVER CONFIGURATIONS table above
  9. In the User Name box, refer to the MAIL SERVER CONFIGURATIONS table above
  10. In the Password box, type your password.
  11. Select Add Server from Outgoing Mail Server list.
  12. In the Outgoing Server box, type and then click OK.
  13. Close the window and then click Save.

Configuring Thunderbird

  1. Start the program and then click on Tools – Account Settings
  2. Then ADD ACCOUNT brings up a connection wizard
  3. Leave the dot in Email Account and click NEXT
  4. Type in Your Name and Your email address
  5. Leave the dot in POP and type in your incoming mail server refer to the MAIL SERVER CONFIGURATIONS table above
  6. Type in your Incoming username ( refer to the MAIL SERVER CONFIGURATIONS table above
  7. Delete the Outgoing Username (not required) and then click NEXT
  8. You may choose to rename the account name or not then click NEXT
  9. Double check the details on the final screen before clicking on FINISH

Filtering out the junk

Overwhelmed by email?

There’s a lot of “mail” circulating the Internet. It’s mostly junk with no purpose, nothing to say and if it does contain links it’s usually porn or drugs. You can’t reply and tell them to “shove off” because the sender’s email is a dummy. From what we see it is threatening to turn a really useful means of communication completely useless. It can be annoying, overwhelming, and even scary.

Most email programs have a function called “filtering” that you can set so that any mail directed to you (yourusername@midcoast or @adnet, and that’s the first part of the address) in one of the header fields gets shunted automatically into a new folder in your email program that you set up. So what you see when you check your mail is your 40 messages coming in, and then when it’s all loaded, you find that only the four or five addressed to you personally are in your in box. All of the other mail has flown into the new directory by itself, where you don’t have to sort through it right away, but can read it (or not) whenever you like. If we at ADNET didn’t use filters, we would go loony with all the mail we get.

Eudora Mail

There are many email clients and they are constantly being updated so we can’t be specific here. We suggest checking the resources for your software. Here are, for example,the instructions for Eudora (Windows version) and Eudora (Mac version). Your email program’s “help” file contains more information about customising mail filters. (Look in the “help” section under “filters” or “filtering” or consult the online tech support area on your email client’s Web site. However, it is not difficult to do. These are very general instructions to give you an idea:

  1. Open your email program.
  2. Locate the Filters section, usually found under Edit, Options, Window, or Tools on the menu bar.
  3. Click New and type the name of the new filter. Make sure it’s easy to remember, such as “Friends.”
  4. Enter the filter conditions, or “rules.” Conditions are requirements the email must meet (for example, the sender is in order for the action (such as placing it is a particular mailbox or folder) to take place. Configure the filter by telling it that anything with “myfriend@” in the header–any part of the header–should be moved or transferred into the directory “Friends.” Don’t tell it to filter the whole address,, because sometimes mail will come to you on the list from a slightly different address like, and it won’t be filtered if there isn’t an exact match.
  5. Select the action you want the program to perform with filtered email….eg you’ll want to transfer messages to a specific folder or mailbox.
  6. Click OK or Save to save your new filter


Apple’s Safari Web Browser Software and OS X 10.3.2:

Open Safari. Click your cursor arrow on “Safari” in the menu bar. Drop down to and select “Preferences.” When the “Preferences” window opens, select the “General” icon at the top.

Look for the “Home page” field. Select the current URL (web address) and delete it, and then type

Click on the red circle in the upper left corner of the window to close it.

Setting your Home Page in Internet Explorer


Pop Ups and Password Protected Pages
If you are having trouble viewing Pop Ups or Password protected pages using Internet Explorer 7 here’s the solution

Open Internet Explorer
Click on Tools – Internet Options – Security Tab
Change the Security level to MEDIUM (slide the gadget down to the bottom)
Click OK

How to subscribe to RSS News Feeds with Internet Explorer 7

1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
2. Go to the website that has the feed you want to subscribe to.
3. Click the Feeds button Picture of the Feeds button to discover feeds on the webpage.
4. Click a feed (if more than one is available). If only one feed is available, you will go directly to that page.
5. Click the Subscribe to this Feed button Picture of Subscribe to this Feed button, and then click Subscribe to this Feed.
6. Type a name for the feed and select the folder to create the feed in.
7. Click Subscribe.

How can I view my subscribed feeds with Internet Explorer 7?
You view feeds on the Feeds tab in the Favorites Center. To view your feeds, click the Favorites Center button Picture of the Favorites Center button, and then click Feeds.

Proxy Servers
A proxy server remembers frequently visited web sites and therefore can deliver webpages to you faster if you have told your browser to use one. To find out whether you have a proxy server configured in Internet Explorer go to Tools – Options – Connection – Settings. If you have a tick in “use a proxy server” you must have the name of our proxy which is and the PORT number is 8080. It is important to remember that YOU DO NOT have to use a proxy server for our service and at any time you can browse the WWW with it enabled or not.