I feel STUPID!!!

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by ShotCredit, Apr 7, 2001.

  1. ShotCredit

    ShotCredit Guest

    I know that if I can build a web page, I should have the BRAINS to set up email with an ISP.

    But see -- I live in Duh-Land sometimes. (Mom was a blonde)

    I have a local ISP here in Oklahoma, but I only use email from HotMail, Lycos Mail, etc.

    Do any of you know how to set up a real email account from your ISP?

    And - breeze - I want your help.
    Oh - yes - I am a female

  2. Nave

    Nave Well-Known Member

    Yes, you need some sort of "email client" software (the software on your computer that gets and displays the email from your ISP).

    If you are on a Windows machine and have installed Internet Explorer, MS Office, or a number of other Microsoft software packages, you have a client already on your machine called "Outlook" or "Outlook Express". If not you will need to install some "email client" software to read your ISP email.

    Next you will need to call your ISP and have them walk you through the settings in your email client that "hook up" to your ISP email server.

    The settings you need from them are:
    - The email server IP address, (where is the server)
    - Your userid and password (account name and password)

    Hope that helps. -Dave
  3. breeze

    breeze Well-Known Member

    Hey Shot, not stupid, hehe. I'm a blond. :)

    Nave is right - what he is telling you. It isn't hard, but you have to know the right stuff to put in the email thingy.

    Doesn't your ISP have a site where you can go look it up? It would be http://home.ispname.net (or com, or whatever)

    for example mine is http://home.exis.net -they have instructions there for doing everything.

    Email client software:
    Outlook express is free (is part of IE download), eudora light is free, netscape comes with an email client.


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