It is advisable to keep a dialup networking connection when using any broadband service, as it gives you emergency access to your mail. In order to keep this service 'active' you should dial into it every month for a couple of minutes. You can dispense with your old email name from your old Internet Service Provider and use a free web based mail such as Gmail. If you need an invite just email firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be sent to you. Below are the full instructions for using Outlook Express to 'send' emails. A number of people have found that they can receive mail but can't send it out. Using the steps outlined below the problem is rectified. Please contact us if you still have difficulty and we will help you set it up on your computer. Please be sure at the end of the proceedure to make gmail your default mail server in Outlook Express. Your old ISP will not let you send your mail through their server if you are not dialled in to their service, and now we have broadband this is the fastest workaround to solve the problem. A number of us are using it and are very happy with it.
1. Open an account with gmail.
2. Click on the word 'settings'
3. Click 'forwarding and pop'
4. Tick the box 'enable pop'
At this point you can click on the configuration instructions link, but make sure you have saved changes in this screen before moving on.
To ensure that Gmail can communicate with your mail client, be sure to click
'Save Changes' on the Gmail 'Mail Settings' page.
Below are the links to the help pages (and below that are copied instructions for Outlook Express).
for outlook express users
for all other mail clients use this link: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?ctx=%67mail&hl=en&answer=12103
1. Open Outlook or Outlook Express.
2. Click the 'Tools' menu, and select 'Accounts...'
3. Click 'Add,' and then click 'Mail...'
4. Enter your name in the 'Display name:' field, and click 'Next.'
5. Enter your full Gmail email address (email@example.com) in the 'Email
address:' field, and click 'Next.'
6. Enter 'pop.gmail.com' in the 'Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:' field. Enter 'smtp.gmail.com' in the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:' field.
7. Click 'Next.'
8. Enter your Gmail username (including '@gmail.com') in the 'Account name:' field. Enter your Gmail password in the 'Password:' field, and click 'Next.'
9. Click 'Finish.'
10. Highlight 'pop.gmail.com' under 'Account,' and click 'Properties.'
11. Click the 'Advanced' tab.
12. Check the box next to 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)' under 'Outgoing Mail (SMTP).'
13. Enter '465' in the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP):' field.
14. Check the box next to 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)' under 'Incoming mail (POP3).' The port will change to 995.
*The order of 'Outgoing' and 'Incoming' mail server fields varies by version. Make sure you enter the correct information in each field.
15. Click the 'Servers' tab, and check the box next to 'My server requires authentication.'
16. Click 'OK.'
Congratulations! You're done configuring your client to send and retrieve Gmail messages.
* Did you click 'Save Changes' after enabling POP in Gmail? To ensure that Gmail can communicate with your mail client, be sure to click 'Save Changes' on the Gmail 'Mail Settings' page.