One thing I have seen mentioned many times on forums is people asking how
they can send and receive mail under the following circumstances:-
1). If you have purchased a domain name and wish to send mail using it,
but still connect via your ISP.
2). If you have recently moved to another ISP but still wish to send
mail using your old email address.
In circumstance 1). This is quite easy because you normally will
have mail forwarded to your existing ISP via the control panel with
whom you have purchased your domain name, so you simply need to set
up a new account within your mail client to send mail using your ISPs
In the case of 2). You will still need a separate account within OE which
can still check your mail.
The reason for this is because you will need to connect on your old
ISP servers to collect mail and therefore need your old username details
to connect to the old ISP. You will also need an account with the details
of your current ISPs SMTP server from which you can send mail through
since your username and password for the two are likely to be different.
To do this from within OE
Mail Tab >>
Click the "Add" Button >>
This will start the Internet Connection Wizard
- Enter a Display Name - This will be the name that gets shown in the contact
field when you send mail to other people.
- Enter the e-mail address of the account which you wish the email should
appear to have come from
- Enter the incoming (POP3) mail server.
This should be the server address of your ISP.
- Enter the outgoing (SMTP) mail server.
This has to be the server address of the ISP who you are currently
- Enter the username your ISP has given you
- Enter the password for your ISP
- Click Next >> Finish
You should now see that you have created a new mail account - however it
may display in the account pane with the POP3 server of the ISP for the account
you have just created.
You can easily change this:
From within the mail window highlight the new mail account >>
Click the properties button >>
Under the "General" Tab >>
Change the name in the first
field to what ever you like.
Finally it is very important to remember if you use this account, it will
check mail on your existing ISP and collect any mail from there. If you have
other mail accounts for your ISP setup this may be inconvenient.
Therefore you will need to ensure that you only use this account to
send mail. To stop OE checking mail on your current ISP when you use this
Uncheck the tick box at the bottom marked
account when receiving mail or synchronizing".