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This guide will take you through the steps to set up your Atmail account to be used with external client software such as Outlook and Thunderbird.

Microsoft Outlook 2007

Required details

To connect your Atmail account to Outlook 2007 you will need the following.

  • Email Address
  • Email Password
  • WebMail login page URL.

Note: The WebMail login page is required for outgoing and incoming settings of your account in Outlook. If you WebMail login page is http://domain.com/mail/ then your outgoing and incoming settings will be mail.domain.com.

Setting up new account

Open up Outlook 2007 and go to Tools > Account Settings.

Click onto New and select to "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" and click next.

Choose Email Service

Select "Internet E-mail" from the list of options. This will enable you to connect POP or IMAP to send and receive messages.

Internet Email Settings

Fill out each filed with the required details. Once you have done this click onto "Test Account Settings..." to confirm your details are correct. If your test works and you do not need to enter any more information click next to finish account setup.

Example configuration:

User Information

Your Name: Atmail Test
Email Address: atmailtest@domain.com

Server Information

Account Type: select POP3 or IMAP
Incoming Mail Server: mail.domain.com
Outgoing Mail Server: mail.domain.com

Logon Information

Username: atmailtest@domain.com
Password: P@SSW0RD!

Changing the port

If you have set up Atmail to use a non standard port for either POP3, IMAP or SMTP you will need to change the port settings. From the "Internet Email Settings" page click onto "More Settings..." and select the advanced tab.

Change details to desired port numbers. Click "OK" to save settings and close "More Settings..." dialogue box. Click onto next to complete account setup.

Mozilla Thunderbird

Required details

To connect your Atmail account to Mozilla Thunderbird you will need the following.

  • Email Address
  • Email Password
  • WebMail login page URL.

Note: The WebMail login page is required for outgoing and incoming settings of your account in Thunderbird. If you WebMail login page is http://domain.com/mail/ then your outgoing and incoming settings will be mail.domain.com.

Setting up new account

Open up Mozilla Thunderbird and on the start page click onto "Create a new account" link to associate an email address with Thunderbird.

Mail Account Setup

Enter your name, email address and password then click "Continue".

Thunderbird will now try to find details for your account. Click onto "Stop" to enter these details your self. Select which protocol you wish to use then click onto "Manual Setup...".

Note: Due to the way that Thunderbird works please be sure to select protocol here. If not you will not be able to change it.

Editing new account POP3 or IMAP details

On the left hand pane select "Server Settings" of the newly created account.

Here you can enter details of your POP3 or IMAP Atmail account. Click "OK" to submit changes.

Editing new account SMTP details

On the left hand pane select "Outgoing Server (SMTP)".

On the right, select the default SMTP server and click onto "Edit..."

Enter your SMTP details. Click "OK" to submit changes.

Finalise account setup

Click "OK" to submit changes.

Mac Mail

Required details

To connect your Atmail account to Mac Mail you will need the following.

  • Email Address
  • Email Password
  • WebMail login page URL.

Note: The WebMail login page is required for outgoing and incoming settings of your account in Mac Mail. If you WebMail login page is http://domain.com/mail/ then your outgoing and incoming settings will be mail.domain.com.

Setting up new account

Open Mail (click it on the Dock or open it from the Applications folder).

If the "Welcome to Mail" assistant does not appear, choose Add Account from the File menu.

Fill in the Full Name, Email address, and Password fields.



Note
: Your email account password will be stored in Keychain to allow you to automatically log in to your email account when you open Mail.

Deselect "Automatically set up account" if it is enabled. Click Continue to proceed.

Choose the proper Account Type.

Give your account a useful description, such as "Anne's Atmail account" or "Juan's Atmail email account". It can be called whatever you want.

Enter your Incoming Mail Server, User Name and Password. Click Continue to proceed.


If prompted, enter your Incoming Mail Security settings. Click Continue to proceed.

For Outgoing Mail Server, a useful description such as "Atmail's Outgoing Mail Server" or "Atmail Outgoing Mail Server".

Enter the Outgoing Mail Server details.

If necessary, select "Use Authentication" and enter your User Name and Password. Click Continue to proceed.

If prompted, enter your Outgoing Mail Security settings. Click Continue to proceed.

Verify your settings in the Account Summary. Check "Take account online". Click "Create" to complete the process.

Account Summary

After completing these steps you should be able to send and receive email via this account. If you can't send or receive email, contact your ISP for assistance (even if you don't use your ISP's email service). Have your email settings on hand to inform the ISP support of the needs of your email service provider.

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