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Setting Up Your Email

Microsoft Outlook

  1. When you start Outlook for the first time, you will be presented with the start-up window. Simply click “Next” to begin your Outlook configuration. If you already have Outlook installed on your system, and are not presented with the wizard, you can skip to the fifth step below.

  2. Outlook gives you the option to import your mail settings from another currently set-up client. If you are moving to Outlook from another mail client (such as Outlook Express), simply select the previous one from the list, and click “Next”. Outlook will then import your current settings, and you will be finished. Otherwise, select “None of the above”, and click “Next” to continue. Note that if you do not have any other installed e-mail client, you may not see this screen.

  3. The next screen lets you choose your service option. Select “Internet Only”, and click “Next” to continue.

  4. You may be presented with the following warning message. Simply click on “Yes”, as Sentex Communications provides POP3 or IMAP servers instead of an Exchange Server.


    At this point, you can skip ahead to step six, as the following step is for those who have not been using the Wizard to configure Outlook.

  5. Click on the “Tools” menu, and select the “Accounts...” option. The following window will open:

    From there, click on the “Mail” tab, then the “Add” button, and the “Mail…” option. You will be asked to enter your full name – this is the name that e-mail messages sent with Outlook Express will appear to be from. In this case, John Smith. Click on “Next”.

  6. Next you will be prompted to enter your e-mail address. This is your Sentex userid followed by “@sentex.net”. Then click “Next” to continue.

  7. To set up your E-mail servers, set your incoming mail server as a POP3 or IMAP server. In the first box, enter “mail.sentex.net” as your incoming mail server. For your outgoing mail server, enter “smtp.sentex.net”:

  8. Next you have to enter your account information. The first field is your account name – this is your Sentex userid, the portion of your e-mail address before the “@” symbol. In addition, you will need to enter your password. Click “Next”.

  9. Next you will be presented with the Connection Options screen:


    At this point, you will be prompted as to how you wish to connect to the Internet. If you use a LAN, you should probably select the second option. Otherwise, you have two options.

    Selecting the first will require you to set up your Sentex dialup account for use with Outlook, and will give Outlook the ability to connect to the Internet any time it wishes to retrieve your e-mail.

    If you do not want Outlook to connect to the Internet whenever it likes, simply select the final option, and click “Next” to continue.

    Congratulations! You have now set up Microsoft Outlook to be your Sentex Communications e-mail client.


 

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