Setting up EMail (POP3) on other mail readers

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

 

<>Netscape Messenger

 

Versions 6 and 7

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings.
  2. Click the "Add Account" button.
  3. Check the "Email Account" radio button and then click "Next."
  4. Enter your name and email address in the spaces provided and then click "Next."
  5. Check the "POP" radio button and type. "mail.vchurches.com" in the Incoming Server box and then click "Next."
  6. Enter your complete email address (i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com or pastorsample@mychurch.com) in the User Name field and then click "Next."
  7. Enter a name for this account in the space provided (e.g., "Work Account") and the click "Next."
  8. Click "Finish."

If you want to keep messages in your vCHURCHES mail account once they are retrieved:

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings.
  2. Select "Server Settings" beneath the name of the account you'd like to modify.
  3. Check the "Leave messages on server" checkbox.
  4. Click "OK."

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

To specify your outgoing mail server:

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings.
  2. Select "Outgoing Server (SMTP)."
  3. Type "mail.vchurches.com" in the Server Name box.
  4. Click "OK."

Versions 4.5, 4.61, and 4.7

Important: Before you delete your current settings, make sure you write them down, so you can check email from that account after you make these changes. Netscape allows you to specify only one POP server and one SMTP server at a time.

  1. From the Edit menu, select "Preferences."
  2. Under the Mail & Newsgroups category on the left, select "Mail Servers." (If you do not see "Mail Servers," click the plus sign (+) to display more categories.)
  3. Click "Add" to display the Mail Server Properties dialog box.
  4. Type "mail.vchurches.com" in the Server Name box.
  5. Under Server Type, click the pull-down list and select "POP3 Server."
  6. Under "User Name," enter your vCHURCHES ID (your vCHURCHES Mail address with the @vchurches.com. i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com)
  7. Check "Remember password," so you don't have to re-enter your password each time you start Messenger. You will be prompted for your password initially.
  8. *If you want to keep messages in your vCHURCHES email account once they are retrieved, select the "POP" tab, and check the box labeled "Leave messages on server."
  9. Click "OK."
  10. Type "mail.vchurches.com" in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server box.
  11. In the Outgoing Mail Server User Name box, type your full business email address, making sure to replace the "@" with "%" (e.g., you%yourdomain.com. Again, make sure you replace yourdomain.com with your own web address).
  12. Under the Mail & Newsgroups category on the left, select "Identity."
  13. In the "Email Address" box, type your full business address (e.g., you@yourdomain.com. If you have a redirected domain and it has been set up, use pastorsample@mychurch.com.  If your site has not as been redirected use pastorsample@vchurches.com). Please make sure that you use the "@" here!
  14. Click "OK."

Netscape Messenger versions 4.05-4.08

  1. From the Edit menu, select "Preferences."
  2. Under the Mail & Groups category on the left, select "Mail Server." (If you do not see "Mail Server," click the plus sign (+) to display more categories.)
  3. In the Mail Server User Name box, enter: your vCHURCHES ID (your vCHURCHES Mail address, with the @vchurches.com. i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com.)
  4. Type "mail.vchurches.com" in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server box.
  5. Type "mail.vchurches.com" in the Incoming Mail Server box.
  6. Under Server Type, click the pull-down list and select "POP3 Server."
  7. In the section labeled Mail Server Type, select "POP3."
  8. *If you want to delete the messages in your vCHURCHES email account once they are retrieved, do not check the box labeled "Leave messages on server after retrieval."
  9. Click on "More Options."
  10. At the top of the window you will see a space for Mail Directory. This indicates the location where mail will be stored on your hard drive. You can keep the directory suggested by Netscape or select one of your own.
  11. The "Check for Mail" line may be configured as you like. If you do not want to have Netscape continuously checking your vCHURCHES email, leave the box unchecked.
  12. If you want Netscape Mail to remember your password, check the box labeled "Remember my mail password." You will be prompted for your password initially. When prompted, enter your vCHURCHES password.
  13. Click "OK."
  14. Under the Mail & Groups category on the left, select "Identity."
  15. In the Email Address box, type your full business address (e.g., pastorsample@mychurch.com, if you have a redirected domain and it has been setup. Otherwise, enter your vCHURCHES email address. i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com). Please make sure that you use the "@" here!
  16. Click "OK."

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

 

Outlook Express (IE 5)

Outlook Express 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 vCHURCHES Mail messages. Here's how:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose "Accounts."
  2. Select the "Mail" tab.
  3. Click the "Add" button.
  4. From the Add menu, click "Mail."
  5. In the text box labeled Display Name, type your name and click "Next."
  6. In the Email Address box, type your full business mail address (e.g., "you@yourdomain.com" -- make sure you replace yourdomain.com with your web address if you have a redirected domain and it has been set up; i.e., pastorsample@mychurch.com. Otherwise, enter your vCHURCHES email address. i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com).
  7. Select "POP3" to answer the question "My incoming mail server is a?."
  8. Type "mail.vchurches.com" in the Incoming Mail (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP) Server box.
  9. Type "mail.vchurches.com" in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server box.
  10. Click "Next."
  11. In the Account Name box, enter: your vCHURCHES ID (your vCHURCHES Mail address with the @vchurches.com. i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com)
  12. In the Password box, enter: your vCHURCHES Password.
  13. If you want Outlook Express to remember your password, check the "Remember password" box.
  14. Do not check the "Log on using secure password" box.
  15. Click "Next."
  16. Click "Finish."

The Web Hosting Starter SMTP server requires Authentication, to turn this setting on:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose "Accounts."
  2. Select the "Mail" tab.
  3. Double-click the account labeled "mail.vchurches.com"
  4. Select the "Servers" tab.
  5. Check the box next to "My Server Requires Authentication."
  6. Click "OK."

To control deletion of messages from the vCHURCHES Mail Server:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose "Accounts."
  2. Select the "Mail" tab.
  3. Double-click the account labeled "mail.vchurches.com."
  4. Select the "Advanced" tab.
  5. In the "Delivery" section at the bottom of the window, 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.

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

 

Eudora 5.1 or higher

 

Versions 5.1 and higher of Eudora Pro allow you to set up multiple email accounts, so you don't have to replace your current POP and SMTP settings in order to send and receive new vCHURCHES messages.

  1. Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Personalities."
  2. Right-click in the "Personalities" box (on the left of the screen) and select "New."
  3. The New Account Wizard will take you through the set up.
  4. Use the following settings:
    • Personality Name: vCHURCHES Mail
    • Account Settings: Select "Create a new account."
    • Personal Information: Enter your name.
    • Email Address: Enter your vCHURCHES Mail address (If you have a redirected domain and it has been set up use; i.e., pastorsample@mychurch.com. Otherwise, enter your vCHURCHES email address. i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com).
    • Login Name: Enter your vCHURCHES Mail ID (your email address with the "@vchurches.com" i.e., pastorsample@vchurches.com).
    • Incoming Email Server: Type "mail.vchurches.com" and make sure that "POP" is selected at the bottom.
    • Outgoing Email Server: Type "mail.vchurches.com."
    • Check the box next to "Allow authentication."
  5. Click the "Finish" button when you are done.

To control deletion of messages from the vCHURCHES Mail Server, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options."
  2. Click the picture on the left that says "Incoming Mail."
  3. Check "Delete from server after..." if you want your messages to be deleted from the vCHURCHES Mail server once you have received them Eudora. Do not check this box if you want to save your vCHURCHES Mail messages on the vCHURCHES Mail server as well as on your local computer.

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

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Steve Hewitt, Editor
Christian Computing Magazine
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