How Do I ... Use E-mail Express

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What is E-mail Express?

This service is designed for short term access of 15 minutes to allow users to check their e-mail from home. The number to call is the same as the Internet@Home service, 519-640-5305

This service is:

  • FREE
  • limited to a 15 minute connection (with no warning that your time is up)
  • uses your Login Name and Password to connect
  • available for full internet access: POP or IMAP e-mail, S-FTP/SSH or web browsing
  • limited to 4 connections per day (1 hour total)

Which program do I use to access my e-mail?

Refer to the ITS How Do I? pages that deal with making a connection at this link http://www.uwo.ca/its/doc/hdi/access/.

Once the connection is made (i.e. you have successfully dialed up through your modem to connect to E-mail Express), you can access your e-mail with any of the following:

  • Netscape v4.7x
  • Netscape 7.x
  • Outlook Express 6.x
  • Outlook 6.x

Decide which way you want to access your mail, and follow the instructions in this document for the software that you are using.

Configuration

Netscape 4.7x

For both POP3 and IMAP Mail

  • Select Mail & Groups from the Edit menu. Click the plus sign (+) beside Mail Server. Click the edit button and make sure that "Check mail every" is NOT checked (this is the default). Whenever you want to check for new mail, click the GetMsg button.
  • By default, Netscape does not leave your e-mail on the server. You may prefer to change this setting so that you can access these messages from various locations. To do this,
    • Select Mail & Groups from the Edit menu.
    • Click the plus sign (+) beside Mail Server.
    • Click the edit button, go to the POP tab and check mark Leave messages on server.

Netscape 7.x

For both POP3 and IMAP Mail

  • Click on Edit, then click on Email & Newsgroups Account Settings
  • Click on Server Settings under your account name
  • Make sure that both Check for new messages at startup and Check for new messages every __ minutes do not have checkmarks.
  • If you are using POP3, check the Leave messages on server box to leave your email on the server and allow them to be accessible elsewhere.

Outlook Express 6.x

For both POP3 and IMAP Mail

  • Click on Tools, then click on Options.
  • Make sure the box beside Check for new messages every is blank.
  • Now click on the Send tab at the top of the window.
  • Make sure the Send messages immediately box is unchecked.
  • By default Outlook Express does not leave your email on the server. You may prefer to change this setting so that you can access these messages from various locations. To do this,
    • Click on Tools, then click on Accounts.
    • Click on the account you want and the click on Properties.
    • Click on the Advanced tab of the window that opens.
    • Make sure this a check in the box beside Leave a copy of messages on server.

Outlook 6.x

For both POP3 and IMAP Mail

  • Click on Tools, then click on Options
  • Click on the Mail Setup tab
  • Make sure that Send immediately when connected is unchecked. Now click on the Send/Receive button.
  • The only boxes that you want checked in here are the Include this group in send/receive (F9). box, and the Include this group in send/receive (F9). box.
  • By default Outlook does not leave your email on the server. You may prefer to change this setting so that you can access these messages from various locations. To do this,
    • Click on Tools, then click on E-Mail Accounts.
    • Click on the Next button
    • Click on the account you want to change this setting on and the click on Change.
    • Click on the More Settings button in the window that opens.
    • Click on the Advanced tab
    • Put a check in the box marked, Leave a copy of messages on the server.

How do I use E-mail Express?

Since the connect time allowed is limited, we suggest that you download your e-mail and disconnect. Then you can read your messages and reply to them at your leisure. Once you have finished and queued your responses (to be sent), dial-in again to send them. Please use as little connect time as possible while using E-mail Express to allow others a fair share of the resource.

If you remain connected while reading/composing e-mail, your connection will 
automatically be dropped after 15 minutes without warning.

With Netscape v4.7x

  1. Connect to E-mail Express
  2. Start Netscape Messenger v4.7x
  3. Get new messages by clicking the GetMsg button.
  4. Disconnect but do not exit from Netscape Messenger.
  5. Read your messages and compose your replies to them as usual. When you have composed your reply or the new message to be sent, select Send Later from the File menu of the Message Composition Window. Your new message(s) will then be queued in the Unsent Messages folder.
  6. When ready to send your replies or new messages, reestablish a dial-in connection, open File and choose Send unsent messages. Your e-mail will then be sent.

With Netscape 7.x

  1. Connect to E-Mail Express
  2. Start Netscape Messenger 7.x
  3. Get new messages by clicking the Get Msgs button.
  4. Disconnect but do not exit from Netscape Messenger.
  5. Read your messages and compose your replies to them as usual. When you have composed your reply or the new message to be sent, select Send Later from the File menu of the Message Composition Window. Your new message(s) will then be queued in the Unsent Messages folder.
  6. When ready to send your replies or new messages, reestablish a dial-in connection, open File and choose Send unsent messages. Your e-mail will then be sent.

With Outlook Express 6.x

  1. Connect to E-Mail Express
  2. Start Outlook Express 6.x
  3. Get new messages by clicking on Send/Recv.
  4. Disconnect but do not exit from Outlook Express.
  5. Read your messages and compose your replies to them as usual. When you have composed your reply or the new message to be sent, select Send Later from the File menu of the Message Composition Window. Your new message(s) will then be queued in the Outbox folder.
  6. When ready to send your replies or new messages, reestablish a dial-in connection, and click on Send/Recv. Your e-mail will then be sent.

With Outlook 6.x

  1. Connect to E-mail Express
  2. Start Outlook 6.x
  3. Get new messages by clicking on Send/Receive.
  4. Disconnect but do not exit from Outlook.
  5. Read your messages and compose your replies to them as usual. When you have composed your reply or the new message to be sent, click on Send. Your new message(s) will then be queued in the Outbox folder.
  6. When ready to send your replies or new messages, reestablish a dial-in connection, and click on Send/Receive. Your e-mail will then be sent.

 

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