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Email Clients

How to Configure an Email Account in Eudora

This tutorial will teach you how to set up an email account in the desktop email program Eudora, so that you will be able to send and receive emails. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will assume that you have already gone to your cPanel and created a new email account. If you don’t know how to do this, please see the tutorial called “How to Create a POP Email Account“.

Begin by opening the Eudora program on your desktop. Now locate the menu at top. Click on the link for Tools. At the bottom of the drop-down list, click on Options. The Options window will now open. 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 new complete email address. In the next box, enter your Incoming Mail Server (POP3) setting. Your Mail Server setting will have been provided to you in your welcome email. In the next box, enter the email username. This will be the entire email address. The last box is for your Outgoing SMTP Server setting. Both the Incoming and Outgoing server settings are “mail.mydomain.com” – without the quotes, and mydomain.com being your actual domain. (Example: mail.123abc.net). Make sure the SMTP Authentication box is checked. (“Allow Authentication”) SMTP Authentication means that Eudora will login to your mail server to send mail as well as when receiving mail to ensure that you are the only one that can send emails from your account. Click OK when you are done.

That will take us back to the main screen, and we have successfully added this account to Eudora7! You are now ready to begin receiving and sending email from this account.

In the left hand column, Click on the Personalities tab (under the folder list). Right click the account we just set up. This will open up a pop-up window, and you need to click on Properties. The Properties window will open. This where you can make changes to your email account. Things such as Real name to display, server settings, and other things if you ever need to. Click OK. This takes you back to the main screen again. Right click on the account we just set up again. Then from the menu, click on New. This is where you can come to set up additional email accounts. Click cancel to return to the main screen.

You now know how to set up email accounts in Eudora. Remember that you also have to first create an email address in your hosting account before it will work.

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Databases

Modifying fields in database tables with phpMyAdmin

We will assume that you are logged in to phpMyAdmin. The purpose of the tutorial, we will use a database with one table for the example.

To begin, when you open the phpMyAdmin window, there are two sides. The left side is blue, and has the listing of database(s) and the tables they contain listed under them.
The other window is a white screen, and this is where all your working information will come up, along with details about your databases and tables when queried.

Let’s learn how to modify fields in a database table, using phpMyAdmin. Select on the table to modify by clicking on it. The right window will open up with the details of the table, including a list of all the fields in the table. Find the field you wish to modify. Start by placing a check mark in the box at the beginning of the field row. Then click on the Change icon, which is below the list, and looks like a pencil writing. This will open the selected field line by itself, and you can now make the changes you need to make. Click on Save when you are done.

The right hand screen will now show that the table has been successfully altered, and will show the change. You can click on the HOME button, which is in the left panel, below the phpMyAdmin name, and return to the main screen. This will end this tutorial. You now know how to modify the fields in a table using phpMyAdmin.

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Domains

Updating Your DNS at DomainSite.com

If you have already purchased your domain name through DomainSite.com, you will need to go to their site, and make the 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 when you purchased your hosting package with us. There are two or more nameserver (NS) settings, and they must each be changed.

Let’s begin by going to the DomainSite.com home page. Click on the My Account link on the right hand side. Enter your Username and Password in the boxes, and then click the Submit button. You are now logged in to your DomainSite.com account. Scroll down, and click on the Select button for the Manage Registered Domain Names link on the left hand side. This will open the Edit Domains page. Click on the domain name you wish to manage. This opens the page for this domain. Click on the Edit Name Servers link.

This will open a Change Name Server page 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 in the email our hosting company sent when you opened your account. Scroll down, and enter the first DNS setting in the box provided. Now click on Add. Continue adding the DNS settings, and clicking on Add after each until you have them all entered. Now, you need to remove the old Name Servers that you no longer want by clicking on the remove link after the name. The DNS settings are now updated successfully. Scroll to the top of the page, and click on the Log Out link.

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 DomainSite.com.

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Domains

Updating Your DNS at NetFirms.ca

If you have already purchased your domain name through NetFirms.ca, you will need to go to their site, and make the 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 when you purchased your hosting package with us. There are two or more nameserver (NS) settings, and they must each be changed.

Let’s begin by going to the NetFirms.ca home page. Click Control Panel in the upper right corner. Enter your Username and Password in the boxes, and then click the Login button. You are now logged in to your NetFirms.ca account. Click on Domains at the top of the page. From the drop-down menu, click on Domain Manager. This will open the Domain Manager page. Click on the domain name you wish to manage. This opens the page for this domain. Click on the DNS tab. This will open the Name Servers panel for this domain name. You can see the current DNS settings, and these are the ones that need to be changed to our hosting company. Enter the DNS settings that you were provided with in the welcome email that you received when you opened your hosting account with our company. When you are done, click on the Modify button. The panel will now show that the name servers were successfully updated. The new DNS settings are listed in the Name Server Information boxes. Scroll back up, and click on the Logout 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 NetFirms.ca.

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Email Clients

How to Configure an Email Account in Outlook Express

The first thing you need to do before you can configure any email program is create an email account in your web hosting account. This is usually done through your cPanel, and if you have any questions on how to do that, please view the tutorial “How to Create a POP EMail Account“.

Now, we have our account, and we are going to open the Outlook Express program on our desktop. Once the program opens, you will see a top menu bar. Click on the Tools link. Then click on Accounts. The Internet Accounts window will now appear. Click on the Add button, on the right hand side. Then click Mail. This takes you to the Internet Connection Wizard window. On the first page, enter the Name as you would like it to appear in the From field of your Outgoing emails. Now click on Next on the bottom of the page. The next window is for your new Internet E-mail Address. Enter your complete email address in the box. Then click on Next.

This takes you to the E-mail Server Names screen. Now you need to enter your Incoming (POP3) and Outgoing (SMTP) server names. Choose POP3 for the incoming server in the drop down menu. In the first box enter the Incoming server name. The second box is for the Outgoing server name. These server names will have been provided to you in your welcome email from us, those settings are “mail.mydomain.com” – without the quotes, and mydomain.com being your actual domain. (Example: mail.123abc.net). Once you have done that, click next.

Next is the Internet Mail Logon screen. In the top box, enter the email username it will be the entire email address. The second box is for your email password. Click Next. Congratulations, you have now entered all of the required information to set up your account. Click Finish to complete the Wizard. This will take you back to the Internet Accounts screen, where we need to do one more thing to complete the configuration.

Select the email account you just created in the list of accounts. Now click on the Properties button in the right-hand column. On the pop-up property screen, on the first line, you should change the name of the account to something more recognizable. (Example: work account, home account, friends email, etc.) Enter an organization name if applicable, on that line. Then enter a Reply To address in that box.

Now click on the Servers tab at the top. At the bottom of the page, check the box for “My server requires authentication”. SMTP Authentication means that Outlook will logon to your mail server when sending email as well as when receiving to make sure that you are the only one that can send email from your account. Now click on the Settings button. Most SMTP servers use the same username and password as the incoming (POP3) servers, so mark the radio button that says “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”. Then click OK. Now click Apply so that the changes will take effect. Then click OK. This returns you back again to the Internet Accounts window. Click on the Close button You are ready to start receiving and sending email from that account in Outlook Express. Remember, that you must always first create your accounts in your hosting cPanel, or they will not work! This is the end of this tutorial.