Email Account Setup

When setting up an email account, there are a couple steps you should take right off the bat.

First, ACCESS YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT THROUGH THE WEB

Go to http://webmail.YOURDOMAIN.XXX - obviously you want to insert YOUR DOMAIN NAME dot com, dot org, whatever, not YOURDOMAIN.xxx - but you already knew that, right? Here's something very close to what you'll see :

Next step - LOGIN! Enter your FULL email address and whatever password was assigned to you.

Now, you'll want to customize your password, because our password generator gremlins probably assigned you a password that's either dumb or easy to guess. So, again, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY! Here's How :

Once you login, find this menu :

 Click "Tools" and then you'll see this :

Under "Personal Settings" you'll find the option to change your password :

Now, here's a convenient little bonus. When your email account was set up, you were automagically sent an email that is in your inbox. This email provides links to instructions on how to set up your email account to work with Outlook or other desktop and mobile apps.

There are a couple key things we want to emphasize. First of all, when you set things up to work your way, you may need to know the exact names of your email servers (for both incoming and outgoing mail). Here's the stuff you need to know :

Finally, and this is IMPORTANT! PLEASE make sure when you set up your mail app, you set it up so that you DELETE MESSAGES OFF THE SERVER. This is VERY important! Here's why....

When you get an email, it is stored on a "server". When you get the mail in Outlook or whatever, that email message is TRANSFERRED from the server to your email app. If you do not set up your email app to delete the message off the server after it has been transferred, you WILL very quickly use up your allocated storage space on the server!

Your email storage is NOT unlimited, and what will happen is in a week or so, you'll start having people tell you they sent you an email and you never got it. Why? Because your server storage is full and new messages cannot be received.

So, again, remember, set up Outlook (or other email apps) to DELETE YOUR MESSAGES FROM THE SERVER once the message has been retrieved. Depending on your app, you will need to look closely at your options. This is ALWAYS one of the options.

If, on the other hand, you plan to access your email through the web all the time, then you will need to get in the habit of deleting old message frequently, k?

That's all there is to it!

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