Setting up you at

You can now use email. Here’s how to set that up.

Depending on your email program, these instructions will vary, but here’s the general gist of it:

1.) In your email program (e.g. Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, etc.), find where you add a new email account. In Outlook, it’s Tools –> Email Accounts.

2.) Add a new email account. If given the option, this will be a “POP” or “POP3” account.

3.) Fill in your name, email address ( Here’s the rest of the info you’ll need in various fields:

Incoming/POP server:
Outgoing/SMTP server:

[However, this depends on your ISP. E.g. for Earthlink, it’s something like Check with your ISP or check the other email address you probably use, e.g. Also, some ISPs (SBC for example) require authentication.] Account/user name:
Password: [whatever that is]

4.) If there’s a “Test Settings” button, give it a try. If not, you’re probably done. Try “Send and Receive” from your email program and see if it works.

5.) If it doesn’t work, make sure: you’re online, your info is all spelled correctly, your pop/smtp server info is correct.

6.) If you’re going to be using as your main email address, there’s usually a spot to make it the “default” address. This means that a new email you send would then go out using instead of your old Depending on how old your email program is, you can use both email addresses (or more) in your email program.

That’s about it.


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