Netscape Messenger Mail Client

Setting up Netscape Messenger to access your email account on mailstop

When you obtain your email account on the mail server,  you will be given an account name and a password.  You will need these bits of information to set up the corresponding "account" in Netscape Messenger.   Start Netscape.  Then, select Preferences under the Edit menu as shown below.

Select Identity under Mail & Newsgroups.

Your email address is,  where name is your account name.  In this example, the account name is bach, so the email address is   Next, select Mail Servers.

Then, click on the Add button to add an incoming mail server.  A tabbed dialog box will appear.   Select the General tab  and enter the information as shown below.  WARNING:  If you configure this "account" on someone else's machine, DO NOT check the "Remember password" box.

The incoming mail server is called   It uses the IMAP protocol for handling email, so select IMAP Server as the server type.  Finally,  enter your account name.  In this example, the account name is bach.  Next, select the IMAP tab.

Check the options as shown above and click OK in the Mail Server Properties dialog box.  This will take you back to the Preferences dialog box  as shown below.

Enter the remaining information as shown above.   The outgoing mail server is also   Make sure the Never button is checked for outgoing messages.  Next, select Copies and Folders,

and uncheck whatever is checked.  It should look as shown above.  Your setup is now complete.

WARNING: If you configure this account on someone else's machine, you should delete this account after you're done using it.  If you don't, someone will be able to access your email account on mailstop and read your mail!

Using Netscape Messenger with your email account on mailstop

Launch the Netscape Messenger by selecting Messenger under the Communicator menu as shown below.

You should see the following screen.  The left column shows the mailstop `folder' and an Inbox folder under it.

Test drive your email account by sending yourself some email.  To do this, click on New Msg to bring up the following screen

Compose your test message and click on Send to send the message.  Next, click on Get Msg to retrieve messages from your email account on mailstop.

You should see your test message listed.  After reading it,  you can delete your message by right clicking on the message as shown below and selecting Delete Message.

A deleted message is marked with an `x'.  It is not physically deleted, only marked as `Deleted'.  Messages marked as 'Deleted' will be physically deleted when you exit the mail client program.

To undelete a `deleted' message, choose Undo from the Edit menu as shown below.


Saving mail into folders

You can save your mail into folders locally on your machine or on the mail server.  It is recommended that you save them on the server.  This way, you will be able to access your archived messages from anywhere.  To create a folder,  select New Folder from the File menu.

A dialog box will pop up as shown below.  In this example, the new folder is called SavedMessages.  Notice that is is created as a subfolder of

Cick OK.  Notice that under the mailstop folder,  there are now 2 folders:  Inbox and SavedMesesages.  To save a message, right click on it and select Move Message to SavedMessages as shown below.

A moved message is automatically marked as `deleted' in the Inbox as shown below.

If you select the SavedMessages folder,  you will find your saved message.