Setting up mail can be tricky if the right settings are not configured. For example, sometimes there can be Mail Relay errors. This guide is designed to solve those problems, and make setting up your new email account a breeze.
You can choose to send email from a regular email program (also called a mail client) that runs on your own computer. These are programs like Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger, Mozilla Mail, Eudora, etc. In order to be able to send email using your email client running on your own computer, you must put in the proper settings in the Configuration options of your email client.
The main settings you will need in your mail client in order to send email are:
1) An outgoing mailserver name, also known as an SMTP server or SMTP relay.
You must contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) that you get your own internet access from, and ask them what Outgoing Mailserver or SMTP server you should use in order to send email from your own computer. Your ISP is the (dialup modem, DSL, cable, broadband) company that you get your own internet connection from. All ISPs provide their clients with smtp relay service.
2) Your return email address so that people can reply to your messages.
Your return or "From" email address would be something like email@example.com You should be able to put whatever email address you want in the "From" field setting of your email program, providing your ISP allows it. This is the address that people will see when they receive messages from you and is the address that they will reply to.
3) An incoming POP Mail server name
This is the setting that is used to connect to your mailbox hosted with us. The POP setting should be set to mail.yourdomainname.com