Manually Setting up Email

Outlook (XP through 2003)

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.)

  • From Outlook, click [Tools], [Email Accounts].
     
  • Click "Add a new email account" and click Next.

     
  • Select POP3 and click Next.

     
  • Supply the following information:

    User Information
    Your name: Your name as you'd like it to appear on messages you send
    Email address: Your email address (username@boreal.org)

    Server Information
    Incoming mail server (POP3): mail.boreal.org
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.boreal.org

    Logon Information
    User name: Everything before @boreal.org in your email address
    Password: Your email password
    Make sure "Remember password" is checked so you don't have to type in your password every time you check your email.

     

  • Click the "More Settings" button, and on the window that opens click the [Advanced] tab. Make sure "Leave a copy of messages on server" is unchecked. Click OK.

     
  • Click [Finish]. You're done!

Windows Mail

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.)

Internet Explorer running in Windows Vista uses the Windows Mail application to send and receive email. Windows Mail is very similar to the old Outlook Express.

  • In Windows Mail, click the Tools menu, and click Accounts.  The Internet Accounts window will open.

  • If you see a line that says "mail.boreal.org" or "Boreal Access" or something similar:
    • Double-click on that line.
    • On this screen, supply the following information:
      Name: (Your name goes here)
      Email address: your email address (username@boreal.org) 

    • Click the [Servers] tab. Supply the following information:
      Incoming mail (POP3): mail.boreal.org
      Outgoing mail (SMTP): smtp.boreal.org
      Account name: username
      Password: (your Boreal password)
      Make sure the Remember Password box is checked - this way you won't have to re-type your password every time you check email. "Logon using secure password authentication" should NOT be checked. 

    • Click the [Advanced] tab. At the bottom of this screen, make sure the box labeled "Leave a copy of messages on server" is unchecked. 
    • Click the OK button to close the window. You're set up and ready to check your mail!

  • If you don't see a line that says "mail.boreal.org", "Boreal Access" or something similar:
    • Click the Add button and click [E-Mail Account] on the Next screen.  Click Next to continue.

    • Type your name in the Display Name box. Click the Next button.
       
    • Type your email address (username@boreal.org) in the E-mail address box. Click the Next button.
       

    • Supply the following information:
      My incoming mail is a: POP3
      Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP) server: mail.boreal.org
      Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: smtp.boreal.org
      Click the Next button.
       

    • Supply the following information:
      Account name: username
      Password: (your Boreal password)
      Make sure the Remember Password box is checked - this way you won't have to re-type your password every time you check your email. Click the Next button, and click Finish.
       
    • You're done! Go check your email!