Instructions to configure Netscape 4.x with IMAP/SSL

Update: Do not use SSL with Netscape

Note You may need to use the fully-qualified name: tenaya.physics.lsa.umich.edu

Start up Netscape, and select Edit->Preferences...

In the Category listing, click on the small triangle to the left of Mail & Newsgroups. You should now see a sub-listing of items, including Identity and Mail Servers. Select Mail Servers. You will see the right side of the preferences window change.

In the Mail Servers configuration window, there is a section titled Incoming Mail Servers. If you have not done this setup before, the default will be pop. Select it and click Delete.

Now, click Add.... A new window will pop up, with three tabs: General, IMAP, and Advanced.

Under General, fill in the following:

Server Name: tenaya.physics.lsa.umich.edu
Server Type: IMAP
User Name: Your user name

Then, click "OK".

You will be back at the main Mail Servers configuration window. You may make the new entry (tenaya.physics.lsa.umich.edu) the default mail server if you wish.

Under the Outgoing Mail Server section, fill in the following:

Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: tenaya.physics.lsa.umich.edu (if you're at UMich)
localhost (if you're somewhere else)
Outgoing mail server user name: (leave blank)
User Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or TLS for outgoing messages: If Possible

Under the Local mail directory section, leave the Directory setting unchanged (/home/user/nsmail/). Then press OK. That's all!

 

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