Thunderbird

Normally, your email will be automatically set up when you run Boreal's installation CD. However, if you need to set it up manually, here's how you do it.  Please substitute your username (everything before @boreal.org in your email address) wherever the instructions say username or login-name:

(NOTE: Once your email is set up, the easiest way to check it is to send a message to yourself. Wait a few seconds and then check your mail. If you have configured everything correctly the message will come right back to you.)

  • Click on [Tools], [Account Settings].

    • If you see a line on the left side of the screen that says mail.boreal.org or is similar or identical to your Boreal email address:
      • Click on it. Then supply the following information on the right side of the screen:
        Your Name: Your name goes here
        Email Address: username@boreal.org
        Reply-to Address: username@boreal.org
      • On the left side of screen, click [Server Settings]. On the right side of the screen, verify the following information:
        Server Type: POP Mail Server
        Server Name: mail.boreal.org
        User Name: (login-name)

        If these values are not correct, you'll need to delete and re-create your email account with the correct settings. Click the Remove Account button at the bottom of the screen, click Yes when it asks if you're sure, and then proceed here.

        If they are correct, at the bottom of the screen verify that "Leave messages on server" is unchecked.

      • On the left side of the screen, click [Outgoing Server (SMTP)]. You should see one server listed.  Click the [Edit] button to change it, and then supply the following information:
        Server Name: smtp.boreal.org
        User Name: (ok to leave empty, or username)

         
      • Click OK.

    • If you don't see a line on the left side of the screen that looks like your Boreal email address:
      • Click the Add Account button at the bottom of the screen. The New account wizard will open.
      • Select "Email Account" and click Next.

         
      • Supply the following information:
        Your Name: (Your Name goes here)
        Email address: username@boreal.org
        Click Next.
      • Click POP to select it. Under Incoming Server, enter mail.boreal.org. Click Next.
      • Your Incoming user name should have defaulted to your username. If it didn't, enter your username. Click Next.
      • Click Next to accept the default account name.
      • Click Finish.
      • On the left side of the screen, Click [Outgoing Server]. If you don't see mail.boreal.org or smtp.boreal.org in the box, click the Add button and supply the following information:
        Server Name: smtp.boreal.org
        User Name: (ok to leave empty, or username)
      • Click OK.

    • You're set up and ready to check your mail!