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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
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Guides for email and web browsers:EMAIL
Any email software needs to be told what to do (configured) – see the table below
WINDOWS LIVE MAIL
OUTLOOK EXPRESS go to Tools – Accounts – Mail
MAIL SERVER CONFIGURATIONS table
MAIL SERVER CONFIGURATIONS – incoming mail server is a POP3
If you are using a Microsoft Surface Tablet you will need to configure the iMap Server as your incoming mail server and that is mail.midcoast.com.au port 143
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
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.
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:
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 http://www.adnet.com.au.
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
Open Internet Explorer
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.
How can I view my subscribed feeds with Internet Explorer 7?