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Outlook and Outlook Express
Opera Mail and News
Eudora Mail

Setting up Outlook Express for more than one email address

Using procmail with Zipcon
Netscape 6.X
Netscape 4.5 - 4.8
Netscape 4.0X
Netscape 3.X

Setting up Netscape 4.7x for more than one email address

How to forward your email to another mailbox
Your email address is usually your dial-up account username name with @zipcon.com or @zipcon.com appended. Your email password is the same as your dial-up account password.

Each Zipcon account includes up to two additional email addresses. If you would like additional addresses set up, please request them. Information will be emailed to you on how to access them once they are set up.

If you connect up using "username" as your username name (also called login), then your email address is:

username@zipcon.com or username@zipcon.com

and your POP username is just username

Zipcon Mail/POP/IMAP/SMTP server: mail.zipcon.com


Outlook and Outlook Express

If you are getting set up for the first time, please download the Internet Connection Wizard documentation for Windows 95 or Windows 98

  • Select the Tools menu.
  • Select the Accounts... menu item.
  • Click on the Add button and select Mail....
  • Display name, fill in your real name, for instance: John Doe. Click Next>
  • Email address, your username followed by @zipcon.com, for instance: johnd@zipcon.com. Click Next>
  • My incoming mail server is a POP3 server.
  • The Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server AND the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server are mail.zipcon.com. Click Next>
  • Choose Log on using and fill in your username (also called login name) in the POP account name box (this is all lowercase without the @zipcon.com at the end, for instance johnd. Put your password in the Password box. Please remember, your password is case sensitive. Click Next>
  • For the Internet mail account name leave what it has in there. Click Next>
  • Connect using a phone line. Click Next>
  • Choose Use existing dial-up connection and click on the dial-up networking connection for Zipcon. Click Next>
  • Click Finish
  • Highlight the account in the "Internet Accounts" window and click the Set as default button.

Netscape 6.X

  • Start Netscape, go into the Tasks menu and choose Mail.
  • Choose the Edit menu, then Mail/News Account Settings.
  • Click on Outgoing (SMTP) Server on the left side
    • In Server Name: put mail.zipcon.com  , Leave everything else unchecked and blank.
  • Click on New Account in the lower left.
    • Choose ISP or email provider, click Next.

      Type your name in the Your Name box and your email address in the Email Address section, click Next.

      Leave Server Type as POP Mail Server, in Server Name: put mail.zipcon.com, click Next.

      In the User Name: box, put in your account name without @zipcon.com or @zipcon.com on it, click Next.

      For Account Name leave the default. Click Next.

      Click Finish.
  • Click OK.


  • Netscape Communicator 4.5 - 4.8 (Messenger)

  • Select the Edit menu and the Preferences... menu item.
  • In the Preferences window, under the Category section, select the Mail & Newsgroups item.
      Identity:
        Fill in the Your name: field with your real name.
        Fill in the Email address: field with your email address, username@zipcon.com
        You can ignore the remaining fields.

      Mail Servers:
        Click the Add button. You may have to delete an existing entry if it does not allow you to add a new one.

        Server Name mail.zipcon.com
        User Name: put your username name (all lowercase).
          Check the Remember password button if you don't want to have to type in your password each time you check for mail.
        Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: mail.zipcon.com
        Outgoing mail server user name Please leave this field blank.


  • Netscape Communicator 4.0x Mail

  • Select the Edit menu and the Preferences... menu item.
  • In the Preferences window, under the Category section, select the Mail & Groups item.
      Identity:
        Fill in the Your name: field with your real name.
        Fill in the Email address: field with your email address, username@zipcon.com
        You can ignore the remaining fields.

      Mail Server:
        Fill in the Mail server user name: with your username name (all lowercase).

      Outgoing and Incoming mail server:
        mail.zipcon.com

      Mail server type:
        POP3 Note: to have Netscape remember your password, click on "More Options"


  • Opera Mail

  • Select the Preferences menu and choose the Mail... menu item.
  • Click the Use Opera button.
      Name: Fill in with your real name.
      Mail Address: field with your email address, username@zipcon.com
      Mail Server: mail.zipcon.com
      Store outgoing mail in: You can leave this blank, or type in outgoing.mbx to store all your sent mail on your hard drive
      Signature file: You can leave this blank.


  • Netscape 2 and 3.x Mail

    Step I:
      Start Netscape.
      Click on the Options menu.
      Select the Mail and News Prefs... item.

    Step II:
      Click on the Identity tab at the top of the window.
      Fill in the Name field with your real name.
      Fill in the E-mail Address field with your email address.
      Your email address is your username name with @zipcon.com
      for example: bob@zipcon.com
    Step III:
      Click on the Servers tab.
      For Outgoing (SMTP) and Incoming (POP3) mail servers, put mail.zipcon.com

      Fill in the POP Username field with your username name, not your real name.
      Please do NOT append @zipcon.com to this field.
    Step IV:
      Click on the Organization tab.
      Click on the Remember Password button if you don't want to enter your password each time you start mail.
    Step V:
      From the Options menu, select Save Settings.
      If your version of Netscape doesn't have this option, don't worry it will save its settings automatically.
    You can now read your mail by starting Netscape and selecting the Windows menu and the Netscape Mail menu item, or by simply clicking on the letter icon in the lower right hand corner of Netscape's main window.


    Eudora Mail

    When running Eudora for the first time, just after installation:
    • POP Account: Your dial-up account username name with @zipcon.com appended, for example: johnd@zipcon.com
    • Real Name: Your real name
    • Return Address: Your email address, for example: johnd@zipcon.com
    • Connect Method: Select Winsock (Network, PPP, SLIP)
    Thats it, go to the File menu and select Check Mail to check for new email.

    To modify an existing Eudora configuration, go into the Tools menu and choose Options... Click on Getting Started now follow the guidelines above.


    Internet Explorer Mail (IE 2.x or 3.x)

    An Internet Mail Configuration Wizard will start when you begin this program for the first time. The following will step you through the setup in the order the questions are asked.
    • Name: enter your real name
    • Email Address: enter your username name with @zipcon.com (for example john@zipcon.com)
    • Incoming Mail (POP3) Server: enter mail.zipcon.com
    • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: enter mail.zipcon.com
    • Choose Login using: then at Account Name: enter your dial-up account username name. At Password: enter your dial-up account password.
    • Under Use the following Dial-up Networking Connection: select I use a modem to access my email then select Zipcon
    • Finished!!


    Microsoft Inbox Mail (Exchange)

    Here is a great page for setting up your Inbox.
    Please be sure to use mail.zipcon.com for the mail server name.



    Using procmail with Zipcon

    Because Zipcon uses qmail on its servers. Please create a .qmail file with the following in it to use procmail:

    | preline procmail

    You can run a script called spam.sh that will set up a .procmailrc and .qmail file with the correct settings.
    Mail is delivered to maildir style folders in each accounts home directory. Maildir places each message in a separate file, instead of mbox type format, which places all messages in one file. When creating your .procmailrc file, please be sure to specify:

    DEFAULT=$HOME/Maildir/
    MAILDIR=$HOME/Maildir/
    MAIL=$HOME/Maildir/

    That should ensure that email goes to your Maildir folder.
    How to forward your email to another mailbox

    Zipcon uses qmail on its servers. Please use a .qmail file instead of a .forward file.

    To forward your email to somewhere@else.com, just create a .qmail file with somewhere@else.com in it. To also have email go to your mailbox, add an additional line to your .qmail file thats just ./Maildir/
    So your .qmail file would look like this:

    somewhere@else.com
    ./Maildir/


    Please be aware that a fully commented out .qmail file will drop delivery of email to your mailbox.

    If you need assistance, please email The Support Desk or call 206-524-0612.

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