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Email Clients

How to Configure an Email Account in IncrediMail

IncrediMail is an email desktop program. By using a program such as this, you can access all your email accounts in one place. This is a tutorial to show you how to setup an email account in IncrediMail. The first step is to create the email account in your hosting cPanel. If you need some assistance with this, see the tutorial called, “How to Create a POP Email Account“. Now we need to open up the IncrediMail program. From the menu at the top, select and click on Tools. This will open a drop-down menu, at the bottom click on Accounts.

The Mail Accounts window will appear. Click on the Add button on the right hand side. This will open the Account Wizard. There are two options given, one is to automatically configure or the other is to Let me Configure settings myself. Check the radio button in front of Let me configure settings myself, then click Next at the bottom of the box.

The following screen is for your name and email address. In the first box, enter the name as you would like it to appear in the FROM field of outgoing emails. In the second box, enter your entire new email address – the address others use to send email to you. For example: johndoe@domain.com When this is complete, click on Next.

The next screen deals with Incoming and Outgoing mail servers. You will need to enter your Incoming (POP3) and Outgoing (SMTP) mail server names. These server names will have been provided to you in your welcome email, they are “mail.yourdomain.com” without the quotes, and with the yourdomain.com being whatever your domain name actually is. (Example: domain is 123abc.net, then the mail server is mail.123abc.net) Back to the screen…in the drop-down at the top, select POP3 for server type. Then in the first box type your Incoming server name, and in the second box type the name of your Outgoing server. When you are done, click on Next.

This will bring up the Username and Password screen. On the top line enter the email username. It is the entire email address. On the second line enter your email password. Then click Finish to be taken to the Congratulations screen. Click OK. This sends you back to the Mail Accounts window, which is now showing your email account you just setup. There is one more step to complete.

Click on the Properties button, on the right-hand side. Then click on the Servers tab. At the bottom, make sure the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) Authentication box is checked. The box reads “My server requires authentication”. SMTP Authentication means that IncrediMail will logon to your mail server even when sending mail, in order to make sure that you are the only one that can send emails from this account. Now click on the More Settings button. This pop-up is looking for your logon information for authentication. Most SMTP servers use the same username and password as the Incoming servers, so check that radio button, and click OK. Then click OK again. This takes you back again to the Mail Accounts window, where your account is successfully listed, and ready to receive and send emails using IncrediMail. Click the Close button.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup an account in IncrediMail. Remember, you must first create the account in your hosting cPanel, in order for the email account to work.

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Domains

Updating Your DNS at NetworkSolutions.com

If you have already purchased your domain name through NetworkSolutions.com, you will need to go to their site and make the changes necessary for your web site to be visible. You will need to point your domain name to our servers. You received our nameserver settings in the welcome email that was sent to you when you purchased your hosting package with us. There are two or more nameserver (NS) settings, and you must change them all.

Let’s begin by going to the NetworkSolutions.com home page. Click on Manage Accounts. This will open the Log into Account Manager screen. Enter your Login ID and Password in the boxes, and then click the Login button. You are now logged in to your NetworkSolutions.com account. Click on ns WebAddress, which is located on the left hand side. From the drop-down, click on Manage Domain Names. This will open the Domain Details screen. Select Designated DNS, then click on Apply Changes. On the next screen, you will click on the Move DNS button.

This will open the Edit Domain Name Servers page. Scroll down, and enter the new DNS settings in the boxes. When you are done, click Move DNS. You will now be taken to a confirmation screen. You will need to click on the Edit DNS button. You will see your new settings listed on the next page, showing you that the settings have been successfully updated, and your domain is now pointing to your new hosting account on our servers. Scroll back up and click on the Log Out button.

Please remember that it can take 24 to 48 hours for your domain name to fully propagate after you make these changes. This ends this tutorial. You now know how to update your DNS settings by changing them to our name servers, when your domain name is registered with NetworkSolutions.com.

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cPanel

How to Change Your cPanel Password

Please remember to make your password Strong and Secure. This tutorial will assume that you are logged into your Client Area. If you are having trouble doing that, please see the tutorial named “How to Login to The Client Area”.

Once logged in, at the top of the page you will find a link to “MY Services”, Click it to go to the next page.

On the next page you will find a listing of the hosting account(s) you have with us. Find the account you want to change the cPanel password to. At the far right of that account listing you will find a small icon under “View Details”. Click the icon and go to the next page.

Scroll down the page and you will find your current username and password combination, and the fields where you can change your password to cPanel. Keep in mind you will also be changing your password for FTP access to your account.

You can now exit cPanel by closing your browser, or by using the Logout button in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS Logout of cPanel before closing due to security reasons.

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Domains

Updating Your DNS at StarGate.com

If you have already purchased your domain name through StarGate.com, you will need to go to their site, and make the DNS setting changes necessary for your web site to be visible. As our new hosting client, you will need to point your domain name to our servers. You received our nameserver settings in the welcome email that was sent to you when you purchased your hosting package with us. There are two or more nameserver (NS) settings, and they must each be changed.

Let’s get started by going to the StarGate.com home page. Click on the Login link at the top of the page. Enter your Username and Password, and then click the Login button. You are now logged in to your StarGate.com account. Click on the Domains link on the left hand side. From the drop-down, click on the List Last 10. This will open the Domain list page. Select the domain name you wish to manage, and click the Domain Name-Click to Manage link. This opens the page for this domain. Click on the Modify Name Servers button. This will open the Nameserver panel for this domain name. You can see the current DNS settings, and these are the ones that need to be changed to the ones provided to you by our hosting company. Enter the new DNS settings in the boxes. When finished, click on the Submit button.

This takes you to a confirmation page, that says the modification has been completed successfully. If you scroll down, you can see the new DNS settings are listed in the boxes. When finished, click the Sign Out link in the upper right corner.

The settings have been successfully updated, and your domain is now pointing to your new hosting account on our servers. Please remember that it can take 24 to 48 hours for your domain name to fully propagate after you make these changes. This ends this tutorial. You now know how to update your DNS settings by changing them to our name servers, when your domain name is registered with StarGate.com.

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Domains

Updating Your DNS at Register.com

If you have already purchased your domain name through Register.com, you will need to go to their site and point your domain name to our servers. You do this by updating the nameservers settings at Register.com. You received our nameservers settings in the welcome email that was sent when you purchased your hosting package with us. There are two or more nameserver (NS) settings, and you must change them all.

Let’s begin by going to the Register.com home page. Click on Your Account on the right hand side. Enter your Username and Password in the boxes on the log in screen, and then click the Log In button. You are now logged in to your Register.com account. Click on the domain name you wish to manage. Scroll down, and enter the new DNS settings in the boxes provided. When you are done, click on the Continue Button. This takes you to a confirmation screen. Click on the Continue button again to confirm the changes.

The settings have been successfully updated, and your domain is now pointing to your new hosting account on our servers. You can scroll down the page to be sure. The new listings showing the DNS settings pointing to our servers will be listed in your account now.

Please remember that it can take 24 to 48 hours for your domain name to fully propagate after you make these changes. Scroll back up, and you may now click on the Log-out link in the right hand corner. This ends this tutorial. You now know how to update your DNS settings by changing them to our name servers, when your domain name is registered with Register.com.