Outlook Express

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.)

Internet Explorer uses the Outlook Express application to send and receive email. Outlook Express will open up if you select [Tools],[Mail and News],[Read Mail] from Internet Explorer.

(NOTE: On newer computers, Outlook may be set as your default mail program rather than Outlook Express. If you want to use Outlook, go here for setup instructions. If you'd rather have Outlook Express, from Internet Explorer click [Tools], [Internet Options], click the [Programs] tab, and on the E-mail line select Outlook Express from the drop-down box. Then click OK.)

  • In Outlook Express, go to [Tools],[Accounts]. The Internet Accounts window will open. Click on the [Mail] tab at the top of the screen.
  • If you see a line that says "mail.boreal.org" or "Boreal Access" or something similar:
    • Double-click on that line.
    • On this screen, supply the following information:
      Name: (Your name goes here)
      Email address: username@boreal.org
    • Click the [Servers] tab. Supply the following information:
      Incoming mail (POP3): mail.boreal.org
      Outgoing mail (SMTP): smtp.boreal.org
      Account name: username
      Password: (your Boreal password)
      Make sure the Remember Password box is checked - this way you won't have to re-type your password every time you check email. "Logon using secure password authentication" should NOT be checked.

    • Click the [Advanced] tab. At the bottom of this screen, make sure the box labeled "Leave a copy of messages on server" is unchecked.
    • Click the OK button to close the window. You're set up and ready to check your mail!

  • If you don't see a line that says "mail.boreal.org", "Boreal Access" or something similar:
    • Click the Add button and select [Mail]. The Internet Connection Wizard will appear. (NOTE: In older versions of Outlook Express, you may not get the wizard. If you don't, follow the instructions starting here.) Otherwise:
    • Type your name in the Display Name box. Click the Next button.
       
    • If you see a line that says "I already have an e-mail address that I'd like to use" click it. Type username@boreal.org in the E-mail address box. Click the Next button.
    • Supply the following information:
      My incoming mail is a: POP3
      Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP) server: mail.boreal.org
      Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: smtp.boreal.org
      Click the Next button.

    • Supply the following information:
      Account name: username
      Password: (your Boreal password)
      Make sure the Remember Password box is checked - this way you won't have to re-type your password every time you check your email. Click the Next button, and click Finish.
    • You're done! Go check your email!