How to set up IMAP email account on SeaMonkey?
How to set up IMAP email account on SeaMonkey?

Setting Up SeaMonkey for IMAP

Note: SeaMonkey is an integrated application that includes the browser, email client, Web authorizing tool and chatting. It is the successor to Mozilla, and offers much of what used to be in Netscape before that application was scaled down to include just the browser. This manual covers both Mac OS X and Windows. The directions are essentially the same, with minor differences in the way dialog boxes are labeled and used.

Setting Up SeaMonkey Mail

1. To set up your mail account, open SeaMonkey’s Mail & News feature from the Window menu.

2. Select File / New / Account, which will open the New Account Wizard.
Note: The first time you open Mail & News, as Local Folders—Sea Monkey folder will open, and you will be able to click Create a new account to begin the setup process.

3. Select Add Account button, which will open the Account Wizard. To continue the setup process, navigate through the following windows in the setup wizard:

4. In the New Account Setup window, click the Email account button and click Next to continue (you can always click Back to recheck your entries). On a Mac, these buttons are indicated by left and right arrows.

5. In the Identity window, enter the following:

Your Name—Enter your real name or the company name.
Email Address—Enter the address from which your email will come, such as [email protected].

6. In the Server Information window, enter the following:

• Select the IMAP checkbox as the type of server.
Incoming Server—Enter as your incoming server.
• If an Outgoing Server box appears, enter, under SMTP server: If you have already configured an outgoing server for a previous account, this dialog will be bypassed.

Note: If the Outgoing Server field is not displayed, there will be a default server listed, one which you’ve previously established, which SeaMonkey will use instead.

7. In the User Names window, do the following:

Incoming User Name—Enter your username, such as [email protected].
Outgoing User Name—Repeat your username, such as [email protected], which is required for the server to authenticate your account when sending messages.

8. In the Account Name window, enter a descriptive name for your email account, such as Work Account, Home Account, or something similar.

9. The Congratulations window will display all the settings you’ve entered. Please review everything to make sure it’s correct. To make any changes, or to review previous settings and correct the settings as needed, click the Back button. The Download messages, selected by default, will retrieve your messages when you complete the setup process.

10. Click Finish to store your settings.

Changing Outgoing (SMTP) Servers

If you experience trouble sending mail, it is likely that your ISP is blocking the default Port 25; this is a very common process that’s designed to protect the service from spammers. To fix this problem, follow these steps:

1. Select Edit / Mail & Newsgroup Account Settings.

2. Click the Outgoing Server (SMTP) link, select your account and press Edit. Enter port number 587.

Assigning SSL Secure Server Settings

The SSL protocol allows you to send and receive secure mail messages to and from your email server. The setting, though, doesn’t apply to your messages once they leave the email server.

1. To send messages over a secure connection, select Edit / Mail & Newsgroup Account Settings.

2. Select and expand your mail account, located in the left sidebar pane.

3. Click the Server Settings link.

4. Check the Use secure connection (SSL) box.

5. Take note of the server type displayed in the Server Type area. Enter the secure server name, and confirm the default port number is 993.

6. Click the Outgoing Server (SMTP) link, located in the left sidebar pane.

7. In the Use secure connection section of the dialog box, click the SSL button.

8. Enter the secure server name,

9. Confirm the default port number, which may be either 465 or 587.

10. Be sure that the User name and password box is checked and that your email address appears in the User Name box.

11. Click the OK button to complete the setup process.

Note: Some ISPs do not allow their customers to use third-party SMTP servers. If you encounter this problem, you will need to use the ISP’s outgoing servers instead, for the messages you send.

Checking for Mails Automatically

1. Select Edit / Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings.

2. Click the Server Settings link, select your account and press Edit.

3. Click Check for new messages at startup to check your mail as soon as you’re online.

4. Click Check for new messages and enter the number of minutes you’d like your messages checked. The standard or default setting in SeaMonkey is 10 minutes.

5. Click OK to complete the setup process.

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