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Getting Started with POP/SMTP

POP and SMTP are email protocols that allow you to manage one mail account from another mail program. For example, you can set up POP/SMTP to funnel your [property_business_email/] into Outlook Express. When you check your mail, Outlook Express will check your Business Email and download any new messages, and you can send messages as if you're writing from your Business Email account.

Tip: You can also use POP/SMTP to funnel other email accounts into your [property_business_email/]. Learn more.

1. Basic POP/SMTP Settings
To set up POP to manage your [property_business_email/], you'll need to change the POP/SMTP settings in your mail program. Your Business Email settings look like this:

Incoming mail (POP3) server:   pop.bizmail.yahoo.com
Use SSL, port: 995
Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:   smtp.bizmail.yahoo.com
Use SSL, port: 465, and use authentication
Account name/user name:   Your Business Email address
(such as you@widgetdesigns.com)
Email address:   Your Business Email address
(such as you@widgetdesigns.com)
Password:   Your Business Email password

2. Finding Your Personalized POP/SMTP Settings
If you have a Business Email address that's associated with a Yahoo ID, you can find your personalized POP/SMTP settings in the Mail Options section of your Business Email account:

  1. Sign in to your account at http://mail.widgetdesigns.com (be sure to replace "widgetdesigns.com" with the domain associated with your email address).

  2. If you're using the new Mail interface:

    • Click "Options" in the upper-right corner of the page, then choose "Mail Options" from the pull-down menu.

    • On the left side of the page, select the "POP & Forwarding" option.

    • On the "POP & Forwarding" page, click the "Set up or edit POP & Forwarding" link.

    Note: If you're using the original Mail interface, click "Mail Options" in the upper-right corner of the page, then click the "POP Access and Forwarding" link.

  3. On the "Pop Access and Forwarding" page, click "POP settings" in the "Web & POP Access" section.

  4. On the following page, you'll see your POP settings. Write these down; you'll use these to set up your mail program.

Tip: If you use Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook, we can automatically configure your POP settings for you. Learn more.

If a Business Mail email address was created for you, you can also find your POP settings in the email you received explaining how to activate your address. Business Mail and Custom Mailbox owners and administrators can also find their POP settings in the Additional Options section of their Email Control Panel.

3. Setting Up Your Mail Program
Now you'll enter these personalized settings into your mail program. Each mail program works a bit differently, so you'll need to follow directions for your particular program:

Microsoft Outlook 2002 (XP) and 2003
Microsoft Outlook 98, 2000, and 2002
Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook Express for Macintosh
Eudora 5.1 or higher
Netscape Mail: All versions
IncrediMail Build 618 and higher
Microsoft Entourage 2001 and higher

Don't see your email program in this list? Consult your program's help instructions; they'll most likely have information about setting up POP. (Keep in mind that although other programs will probably work, they might have trouble connecting to our SMTP servers. We officially support only the programs and versions listed above.)

Tip: If you use Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook, and your Business Email address is associated with a Yahoo ID, we can automatically configure your POP settings for you. Learn more.

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