programs vary in the way you setup preferences and options.
Remember, the name of your default POP3 account is the
same as the site admin's username. All other POP3 accounts
created through the control panel are the same as their
respective usernames. Your incoming POP3 server is always
You create/delete/edit email usernames, passwords, and
aliases through your control panel at http://yourdomain.com/Admin/.
Of Email Accounts:
control panel software automatically sets up a couple
of special email accounts upon domain creation. They
first type of account we'll address is the "admin"
account. This is the default account that is automatically
created when your site is created, and may or may not
be in a form you'd consider usable. The reason we say
that is because sometimes we end up with admin usernames
such as "excelpr" or "beaconho",
which might not be suitable for use for one reason or
admin account username is always exactly the same as
the site admin's control panel login username. For example,
if your control panel login username is "email@example.com",
then the admin email account will also be called "ynot".
Most people opt to forward the admin's mail to a different
mailbox - this can be easily accomplished through the
control panel. Simply log in, click Aliases -> forward
-> forward admin's mail to: and enter the name of
the mailbox (or external email address) that you'd like
to receive the site admin's email.
"catch-all" account receives all incoming
mail destined for your domain that is not addressed
to an existing user. The default action of the "catch-all"
is to deposit all this mail into the site admin's mailbox,
but it can be edited through the control panel to point
to a different email address either on or off the server.
Additionally, it can be disabled altogether so that
any incoming mail for a non-existent user is bounced
rather than delivered
benefit of having a "catch-all" is so it's
not necessary to create separate mailboxes for different
accounts unless they are assigned to different people.
This has many benefits, but also has the potential to
catch a whole lot of spam if you're not careful.
of how you decide to use these accounts, it is important
that you configure them properly so that you don't end
up with piles of unread or otherwise orphaned email
sitting there eating up your alloted disk space.
and Sending Email:
can use our web-based email program or a free downloadable
e-mail client to check e-mail (below). The web-based
program is a simple sender/receiver while the downloadable
program is a more powerful solution. The web-based email
program is described in detail here
Mail (POP3): mail.yourdomain.com
Outgoing Mail (SMTP): mail.yourdomain.com
Account Username: firstname.lastname@example.org
. "Username" will be the username specified
in your Welcome email, as well as any other account
names (i.e. 'webmaster' or 'support')
you create through your mail manager in your control
note that for non-SMTP-enabled hosting accounts,
you will utilize your ISP's mail server for outgoing
mail. For example, if your provider is EarthLink, your
smtp server will be: mail.earthlink.net, This will
not affect your email address, just the outgoing server
it is sent through. No one can see the difference.
Setting up Microsoft Outlook Express:
After loading Outlook, choose Tools... --> Accounts
2. Click mail tab, then add mail account, Click OK.
3. The wizard will take you through several steps;
Name - Enter your name, next
Address - Enter your email address, next
mail (POP3) - yourdomain.com (no http://)
mail (SMTP) - yourdomain.com (no http://)
name: Email username,
password: Email password, next
note, TMX does not recommend the use of Microsoft Outlook
or Outlook Express due to the many, many exploitable
security holes found in each. Our preferred email program
for Windows is Eudora, although there are several other
high-quality email clients available.
1. Select Tools...Personalities.
2. Right click the left-hand side of the screen. Select
3. The 'New Account Wizard' will appear. Type in a name
for this account and select 'Next>'.
4. Select 'Create a brand new email account' and select
5. Type in your actual name (not your email address.
and select 'Next>'.
6. Type in the email address you wish for people to
send email to (this can be an alias or a true POP box..
7. Type in the true user for this POP box (this is NOT
an alias.. Select 'Next>'.
8. Select 'POP' for type of incoming mail server. Then
type in your domain name in 'Incoming Mail Server' field.
9. Select 'Finish'.
10. Right-click on the new personality created, and
11. In the 'SMTP Server' field, typetype in your domain
name. Select 'OK',
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