Setting up Email (POP3) on Microsoft Outlook
It is easy to setup vCHURCHES EMail using Microsoft Outlook if you follow these simple steps:

In order to use an email client to send and receive emails from your Web Hosting email account, you will first need to designate a new incoming (POP) mail server and a new outgoing (SMTP) mail server in your POP client such as Microsoft Outlook.

If you can't add new POP or SMTP servers, you will need to change your current server settings. Write down your current settings first -- you may need to revert to your original settings later if you decide to send and receive messages from your other email addresses.

Here are the basic server settings for vCHURCHES email:

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server: mail.vchurches.com

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: mail.vchurches.com

Email address: you@yourdomain.com (i.e., pastorsample@mychurch.com)

User Name/Login Name: Your vCHURCHES ID (your vCHURCHES Mail address with the "@vchurches.com." i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com)

Password: your vCHURCHES password

Replace "you@yourdomain.com" above with your Web Hosting email account if you have a redirected domain and it has been set up. Otherwise, enter your vCHURCHES email address. i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com.

Please note that if you are using MS Outlook, the vCHURCHES outgoing mail server requires authentication to be enabled to properly send emails. To turn this setting on:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose "Accounts."
  2. Select your vCHURCHES account and click "Properties."
  3. Select the "Servers" tab.
  4. Check the box next to "My Server Requires Authentication."
  5. Click "OK."

Microsoft Outlook 97

 

Outlook allows you to add a new email account to your existing profile. This means you do not have to replace your current settings in order to send and receive Yahoo! Web Hosting Starter messages.

Unfortunately, Microsoft Outlook 97 does not support authenticated SMTP, and thus Microsoft Outlook 97 cannot be used to read vCHURCHES Mail messages.

 

Microsoft Outlook 98, 2000, and 2002

 

To add a new email account to your existing profile:

  1. From the Tools menu, select "Accounts." (If you do not see "Accounts," place your cursor over the two arrows at the bottom of the list to display more choices.)
  2. Click the "Add" button.
  3. From the Add menu, click "Mail."
  4. In the Display Name box, type your name as you would like it to appear when you send a message, and then click "Next."
  5. In the Email Address box, enter your full vCHURCHES email address (for example, "pastorsample@mychurch.com"), and then click "Next."
  6. In the box labeled "My incoming mail server is a..." select "POP3" server.
  7. Type "mail.vchurches.com" in the Incoming Mail (POP3 or IMAP) Server box.
  8. Type "mail.vchurches.com" in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server box.
  9. Click "Next."
  10. In the Account Name box enter: your vCHURCHES ID (your vCHURCHES Mail address with the "@vchurches.com")
  11. In the Password box enter: your vCHURCHES Mail password
  12. Do not check "Log On Using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)."
  13. Click "Next."
  14. Type a name for your new Internet email account (for example, vCHURCHES Mail).
  15. Choose the appropriate connection type under the Which Method Do You Use to Connect to the Internet heading.
  16. If you chose "Connect using my phone line," you will need to select a dial-up connection in the Dial-up Connection Wizard and click "Next."
  17. Click "Finish."

The Web Hosting Starter SMTP server requires authentication. To turn this setting on:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose "Accounts."
  2. Select your vCHURCHES Mail account and click "Properties."
  3. Select the "Servers" tab.
  4. Check the box next to "My Server Requires Authentication."
  5. Click "OK."

To control deletion of messages from the vCHURCHES Mail server:

  1. From the Tools menu, select "Accounts."
  2. Click on the "Mail" tab.
  3. Select your vCHURCHES Mail account and click "Properties."
  4. Click on the "Advanced" tab.
  5. Check "Leave a copy of messages on server" if you want to save your vCHURCHES mail messages on the vCHURCHES Mail server as well as on your local computer. Do not check this box if you want your messages to be deleted from the vCHURCHES Mail server once you have received them in Outlook Express.
  6. Click "OK."
  7. Close Microsoft Outlook and restart.

*We recommend that you set your account to delete messages after approximately one week to keep your inbox clean.

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Christian Computing Magazine
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