Configuring Netscape Messenger
The following instructions cover typical usage of
Netscape Messenger and assume the software has been installed
correctly on your system.
The instructions are only for individuals with
a direct Internet connection, by modem or network.
If you are behind a firewall or proxy server,
the information below may not work. Consult your network
administrator for more information.
REMEMBER, if you are already using Netscape to
open your email, you do not need to change anything to use SMTP
Setting Up Netscape Messenger - First Time
Open Netscape Messenger. If this is the first
time opening Netscape there will be a Profile wizard. You may
also activate it by selecting "user profile manager" in the
start menu under Netscape communicator utilities. Once the
wizard starts, you'll see this screen. Choose "Next".
This screen will appear.
Put your name and email address in the boxes,
and click "Next".
Put your domain name in the box. Make sure you
put it in this format: mail.yourdomain.com or
Remember, customers that are using internet
providers such as Mindspring, UUnet and Prodigy must use their
provider's outgoing mail server. There may be other ISP's that
require users to use their local SMTP servers as well. Please
contact them for more information.
Put in your username. Be sure to use the %
sign, not the @ sign! Then enter your incoming mail server, in
the format mail.yourdomain.com or mail.yourdomain.net, etc. Make
sure you check the "POP3" box.
This screen is for setting up your Newsgroup
Server. CyberTec Hosting does not offer Newsgroups, so you'll
have to use your ISP's information here.
You have now set up Netscape Communicator to
open your email. Netscape does not need to have the SMTP
authentication setup separately.
Setting Up Netscape Messenger -
Reconfiguring for CyberTec Hosting:
Click Edit on the menu bar.
Click Preferences in the Edit menu.
Click Identity under the Mail &
Newsgroups section of the Preferences window.
Complete the following fields in the
Your Name - The
name from which any e-mail sent using this profile will display.
E-mail Address -
The e-mail address from which any e-mail sent using this profile
will display. This has to be an email address on CyberTec
- Click Mail Servers under the Mail
& Newsgroups section of the Preferences box.
- Click Edit under Incoming Mail
- Complete the following fields in the Mail
Server Properties Box:
Server Name -
The mail server from which e-mail is to be retrieved. . For
example: mail.yourdomainname.com. Be sure to put
mail.yourdomainname.net, etc., as applicable.
Server Type -
We use the POP3 protocol. Do not change the server type to
anything besides POP3.
User Name - The
user on your server from which you wish to retrieve mail. in
this format user%yourdomain.com
- Click OK to return to the
- Complete the following fields under
Outgoing Mail Server.
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server
- The mail server through which e-mail will be sent.
You may use your ISP's outgoing mail server.
- Outgoing Mail Server User Name
- Check with your ISP to determine your username.
- Click OK to close the Preferences
Unfortunately, Netscape Messenger does not
natively support retrieval of multiple e-mail accounts for POP3
To retrieve mail from multiple accounts, you
will need to setup additional user profiles using the User
Profile Manager supplied with Netscape. See your Netscape
documentation for more information.
There are many more options available in
Netscape Messenger. See the software's documentation for more
information about advanced options.