OL2000: (CW) Configuring CompuServe with Internet E-mail

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NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook with the Corporate Workgroup/Other option. This option enables you to use Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) services. To determine your installation type, on the Help Menu click About Microsoft Outlook. In About Microsoft Outlook you should see "Corporate" if you have the Corporate Workgroup installation.
This article describes how to set up the CompuServe POP3/SMTP mail serverwith Microsoft Outlook 2000, Corporate or Workgroup installation.
CompuServe provides POP3/SMTP mail support. To set up the POP3/SMTP mailserver for Outlook, follow these steps:
  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings,and then click Control Panel. Double-click the Mail icon.
  2. If there are no services listed, click Add. Otherwise, click Show Profiles, and then click Add. Click to select Internet E-mail, and then click Next.
  3. Enter a name for your profile, and then click Next. Click Setup Mail Account.Type a name for your Mail account. Type the user information. It is not necessary to enter information in the Reply Address box, unless you receive replies to your e-mail at a different e-mail address.
  4. Click the Servers tab and type smtp.compuserve.com in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) box. If you received a different SMTP address from CompuServe, use that instead.
  5. In the Incoming Mail (POP3) box, type pop.compuserve.com. If you have received a different POP3 address from CompuServe, use that instead.
  6. Click to select Log on using Secure Password Authentication. This enables you to access your mailbox with the added security provided by CompuServe's Virtual Key - RPA. If you prefer, you can use your mail-only password instead.
  7. Click the Connection tab and select the appropriate connection type: If you connect using a local area network, click I use a LAN Connection. If you connect using a modem and the CompuServe connection, click I use a modem to access my e-mail, and then click to select CompuServe in "Use the following Dial-Up Networking connection." If you connect using a modem and you want to use a different Internet Service Provider (ISP), select it from the list. If an appropriate connection does not exist, you can create one by using the Add button. Click OK.
  8. Click the Delivery tab. If there are multiple Internet Service Providers listed, select the Internet Mail information service you want to use as your primary mail service.
  9. Click Up until the ISP you have selected as your primary mail service is at the top of the list, and then click OK.

Article ID: 195789 - Last Review: 10/11/2013 15:41:55 - Revision: 3.0

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