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Help - Accounts

The Accounts dialog is used to set up a new email account or edit an existing account.

Identity Tab
All account have an identity, which is the information other people see when receiving your email messages. Enter that information here.

Account name
This can be anything you want, but usually would be a name to identify your ISP or business.

Your name
This would be your real name. As a general rule, it is best not to include your full name here. If possible, use the initial of your firstname or lastname only. This will make it more difficult for spammers to get through to your Inbox.

Most of the time, people who know you will use your first name near the beginning of their message to you. Spammers do not know your first name and cannot use it to send personal messages. If your first name is not included anywhere in your email address, it will be very easy for Espresso to identify personal email by searching on your first name as a keyword.

Email address
This is your actual email address as provided by your ISP. Again, ideally you would not include your full name in your email address for safety, but you may not be able to change this if already assigned.

Reply-To address
Usually the same as your email address, but there may be occassion to have a different reply-to address.

Organization
Enter your organization (business) name here if applicable.

Signature
Type the signature you want inserted to new messages you compose.

Receiving Mail Tab
These settings are required in order to receive mail. You must have at least one account set up in order to use Espresso.

Server Type
Select your server type from the pull-down menu. If you do not know this, your ISP will be able to provide it for you. More than likely, it will be POP3.

Espresso supports POP3, IMAP4 and HTTP mail. For your ease-of-use, Espresso is also preconfigured for Hotmail and GMail.

Server
This is the address of your server as provided by your ISP. For example, a POP3 account may have a server address of pop.servername.com.

Port
This is the computer port used to receive email. Espresso automatically adjusts for the default port based on the server type selected. You should not have to change this setting unless advised by your ISP.

Username
This is your username as provided by your ISP. Enter it exactly as given.

Password
Your password as provided by your ISP. Enter it exactly as given.

You can have Espresso remember your password so you don't have to enter it every time Espresso checks your account for new messages. For your safety, your password is encrypted and hidden within Espresso.

When finished, you can test the settings to ensure everything is set up correctly by pressing the Test button.

Use TLS/SSL
Check to use Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Socket Layers (SSL) only if directed by your ISP. You will receive an error if enabled and not required.

Use Secure Password Authentication
Check to use Secure Password Authentication only if directed by your ISP. You will receive an error if enabled and not required.

Check this account when checking new messages
Check to enable this account. Usually this would always be checked, but there may be reasons you only want to check certain accounts manually.

Leave messages on server
Generally you would not want to leave messages on the server once downloaded. However, you may want to do so while testing.

Don't download messages larger than
If checked, Espresso will leave messages larger than the size indicated on the server rather than download them into your Inbox.

Sending Mail Tab
These settings are required in order to send mail. You must have at least one account set up in order to use Espresso.

Server Type
The only setting available is SMTP. If the receiving server type is HTTP, Espresso will disable the SMTP server settings and use the HTTP server to send mail.

Server
This is the address of your server as provided by your ISP. For example, a POP3 account may have a SMTP server address of smtp.servername.com.

Port
This is the computer port used to send SMTP email. By default, this is set to 25. You do not need to change this unless directely by your ISP.

Use TLS/SSL
Check to use Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Socket Layers (SSL) only if directed by your ISP. You will receive an error if enabled and not required.

Use Secure Password Authentication
Check to use Secure Password Authentication only if directed by your ISP. You will receive an error if enabled and not required.

Server requires login
If your server requires an ESMTP login, then set it here. You can use the POP3 username and password if it's the same as your ESMTP login, or specify a different set of username and password.

You can have Espresso remember your password so you don't have to enter it every time Espresso sends email using this account. For your safety, your password is encrypted and hidden within Espresso.

 


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