Email settings

Email settings

 

The basic facts

 

Incoming mail server:  mail.computassist.net

 

POP3

Choose the option to connect securely. This may be called SSL, TLS, or secure connection.

Port:  995

 

IMAP

Choose the option to connect securely. This may be called SSL, TLS, or secure connection.

Port:  993

 

Outgoing mail server:  You can use mail.computassist.net OR your ISP's mail server. See your ISP's support web site for the settings to use for their outgoing mail server.

 

SMTP

Choose "my server requires authentication."  Use the same credentials as for incoming.

Port:  587

 

Instructions for Outlook 2010 are below. If you use another email program, contact me for instructions or glean the important bits from the Outlook information.

  1. Launch Outlook 2010.
  2. If Outlook has not been previously used, a Microsoft Outlook 2010 Startup window will appear. If Outlook has been previously used, go to step 4.
  3. Click the Next button. Under E-mail Accounts, choose the Yes radio button. Go to step 8.
  4. Go to Tools > Account Settings
  5. Click on the E-mail tab.
  6. Click the New... button. The next screen is Choose E-mail Service.
  7. Choose the Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP radio button.
  8. Click the Next button. The next screen is Auto Account Setup.
  9. Choose the Manually configure server settings or additional server types radio button.
  10. Click the Next button. The next screen is Choose E-mail Service.
  11. Choose the Internet E-mail radio button.
  12. Click the Next button. The next screen is Internet E-mail Settings.
  13. In the Your Name: field, enter your name as you wish it appear on outgoing messages.
  14. In the E-mail Address: field, enter your full email address, e.g. username@example.com.
  15. Select POP3 (to download messages to your PC) or IMAP (to manage them on the server) from the Account Type: drop-down menu.
  16. In the Incoming mail server: field, type mail.computassist.net.
  17. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP): field, type mail.computassist.net. Note: If you are using an Internet Service Provider (for example, Cox or CenturyLink) to connect to your mail account, you will have different SMTP servers than those listed.
  18. In the User Name: field, enter your complete email address.
  19. In the Password: field, enter your email password.
  20. Click the More Settings ... button. The next screen is Internet E-mail Settings.
  21. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
  22. Enable the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
  23. Click the Advanced tab to display the encryption settings for your incoming and outgoing servers.
  24. Under Incoming server, enable the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) checkbox.
  25. Under Outgoing server (SMTP), select Auto from the Use the following type of encrypted connection: drop-down menu.
  26. Click the OK button. You will be returned to the Internet E-mail Settings screen.
  27. Click the Next button. Outlook 2010 will test the account setting and send a test email.
  28. Click the Close button.
  29. Click the Finish button. Outlook begins to prepare for first use and you are presented with a User Name dialog box.
  30. In the Name: field, enter your real name.
  31. In the Initials: field, enter your initials.
  32. Click the OK button. If this is not the first account you have created in Outlook 2010, you will also have to click the Close button. Outlook 2010 will begin to download and refresh your POP email.
    (credit to Penn Computing for this helpful step list.)