Setting up an email account help please

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  1. Swerve

    Swerve OT Supporter

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    I'm trying to setup an email account and it keeps asking me for the SMPT information and POP3 server info.

    What is this and what is it asking for?

    Thanks people!!
     
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    I believe you mean SMTP (not SMPT)... That stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

    Who is your email through? They will be able to tell you what goes into these fields. Esentially, your SMTP server is where your email client will connect to send mail. And your POP3 server is where your email client will connect to receive mail.
     
  3. Swerve

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    My email is webbased thorough Yahoo. The the type which asks for the SMTP info is computer based, right?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    you cannot use an email client with Yahoo web-based email without some form of a bridge. They make them, but they're poorly written, and unreliable. I would get a better email service, or stick to web-based access.
     
  5. Swerve

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    Thanks JollyO

    It's just when I go on sites and click the link to mail the admin or something it always ask's me to setup an account and ask's for the POP3 info etc. It just takes time to go into your webmail account and then send it.
     
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    then get a REAL email service. Otherwise that's what you gotta do.
     
  7. Swerve

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    Real?
     
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    Your ISP most likely provides you with an email address - contact them.
     
  9. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    IIRC from back in my Yahoo mail days, Yahoo does provide POP3 service, although it may cost money now.

    But as 5gen said, your ISP probably gives you a POP or IMAP account.
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Yeah, Yahoo! still offers Pop3 for some charge, however if you have SBCYahoo! DSL then you can add it your existing yahoo account for free.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Ah, back when I was using Yahoo mail it was when they first started offering POP3 service, so it was free at that time.
     

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