Outlook (XP through 2003)

Normally, your email will be automatically set up when you run Boreal's installation CD. However, if you need to set it up manually, here's how you do it.  Please substitute your username (everything before @boreal.org in your email address) wherever the instructions say username or login-name:

(NOTE: Once your email is set up, the easiest way to check it is to send a message to yourself. Wait a few seconds and then check your mail. If you have configured everything correctly the message will come right back to you.)

  • From Outlook, click [Tools], [Email Accounts].
  • Click "Add a new email account" and click Next.

  • Select POP3 and click Next.

  • Supply the following information:

    User Information
    Your name: Your name as you'd like it to appear on messages you send
    Email address: Your email address (username@boreal.org)

    Server Information
    Incoming mail server (POP3): mail.boreal.org
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.boreal.org

    Logon Information
    User name: Everything before @boreal.org in your email address
    Password: Your email password
    Make sure "Remember password" is checked so you don't have to type in your password every time you check your email.


  • Click the "More Settings" button, and on the window that opens click the [Advanced] tab. Make sure "Leave a copy of messages on server" is unchecked. Click OK.

  • Click [Finish]. You're done!