|The best way to COLLECT
email related to your website is to use Outlook or Outlook
Express or equivalent to get the email directly from our
mail server. Though we can simply forward email to your ISP (i.e.
BT, Pipex, Blueyonder etc) email account, this is less
reliable because email has to come into our servers, forward
to your ISP's servers, and then be collected by you.
However when Hosted by us we provide a "Webmail" service
included in the package price. This allows you to send and
read email, anywhere, from any computer that can connect to
the internet. This advanced facility is like that offered by
huge organisations, such as Microsoft, on their "Hotmail"
REMEMBER. To SEND email you use your ISP's email account.
This is because of the problem of unwanted SPAM email. The
volume of this has led ISPs (who you use to connect the
internet) to refuse to pass outgoing email to third party
email servers. In short, they want you to use their outgoing
email servers so that they can instantly cut off your internet
connection if you abuse the server by sending SPAM.
We will provide you with the following information. Be sure
to have it to hand before following the instructions below.
Your EMAIL ADDRESS e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
The INCOMING MAIL SERVER NAME e.g. mail.yourorganisation.org.uk
(or mail.christianwebservices.co.uk) as appropriate.
The ACCOUNT NAME e.g. email@example.com (generally
the same as your email address)
The PASSWORD e.g. WSXCVF32s
Your ISP has already provided you with the following
information. If you do not know it then look at your existing
email account (if any) using the method described in the
second link below (SERVERS TAB).
The OUTGOING MAIL SERVER NAME e.g. mail.btopenworld.co.uk
Do You Need to.
Set a new email
account in Outlook Express
You have an email
account set up in Outlook Express and want to check the
WARNING. The screenshots used relate to OUTLOOK EXPRESS v5
Other versions of OUTLOOK EXPRESS, or OUTLOOK, or other mail
clients, will look slightly different, but the same basic
information is always available.