Pegasus with AOL

Pegasus with AOL

Post by Ian Pollar » Sun, 14 Jan 2007 01:33:16


Hi
This is the first time I have had to use IMAP mail and I
cannopt work out how best to do it. Can antone give me a little
insight. I have downloaded Mercury Mail Transport system and I have
also downloaded Pmail for Windows. My ISP is AOL and I have a
reasonably powerful PC running Windows XP HE SP2. Any
assistance/advice welcome.

Ian
 
 
 

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Post by John Gra » Sun, 14 Jan 2007 03:47:55

Ian Pollard < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



Look at http://www.yqcomputer.com/

I'd try the Eudora or Other.... instructions there. HTH.

For more pages, google AOL IMAP and more pages than you want to read will
be found.

 
 
 

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Post by [L.] » Sun, 14 Jan 2007 19:48:41

On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:33:16 +0000, Ian Pollard < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



I use PM with AOL without any problems

Go to
Tools | IMAP profiles | New

In the Connection tab
Enter any name for the definition
Enter IMAP server address which for AOL is imap.uk.aol.com
Server Port 143
Login name XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Password yourpassword

In the Settings tab I have

Always connect... ticked
Periodically update.. ticked every 1200 seconds

In Performance
Only get folder status.... ticked

In Security
Use SSL/TLS...
Never


To send mail I use SMTP with another provider. In that case, be
advised that AOL (correctly) blocks port 25

You just need to set Server TCP/IP port to 587

To send mail through AOL's SMTP server

server host name = smtp.uk.aol.com
Server TCP/IP port = 587
Use alternate email address for SMTP envelope ticked and set to
XXXX@XXXXX.COM

In the Security Tab
Tick Login to teh SMTP server using....
Username yourscreename Password yourpassword


HIH

Lorenz

PS What do use/need Mercury for?

[L.]
 
 
 

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Post by Ian Pollar » Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:09:24


Lorenz
I don't know about Mercury Mail Transport, just downloaded it
whilst on the Pegasus site. Thank you for all your help.

I have PM setup as you suggested: One small thing. Rather than using
my AOL email address, I would like to use my email address for my own
domain name in the form XXXX@XXXXX.COM . Is there any way to
do this? Whenever I try it, I get an authentication error back as iut
only seems to be happy with my AOL address.

Ian
 
 
 

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Post by Ian Pollar » Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:22:58


Lorenz
One other matter, I cannot seem to configure Win PM to be the
default mail handler. It doesn't appear in the list of opyions and I
don't know the syntax for setting the association in file types, any
ideas?

Ian
 
 
 

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Post by [L.] » Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:03:26

On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 12:09:24 +0000, Ian Pollard < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



If you use AOL's SMTP server, I suspect you _must_ use your AOL's
address as a return address.

If you use the SMTP server of your domain provider, do this

File | Network Configuration | Sending (SMTP) | Add | New

Enter a name for the definition
Server Host Name: the host name of your domain provider example:
smtp.yourdomain.com
Server TCP/IP port 587 (check if they support it. Can't see why not)

Security (depends on the authentication mechanism of your SMPT
server) for me it's:

Login to the SMTP server using the following details:
Username (myown) Password (myown)

Make sure that this SMTP definition is the top one in the list (if you
have more than one)

PM only uses the first one (it would be nice if it would use them in
round-robin fashion, but...)

Again, if you use AOL's SMTP server, your return address must be your
AOL address.


Lorenz


[L.]
 
 
 

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Post by John Gra » Mon, 15 Jan 2007 10:04:01

Ian Pollard < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



In Pegasus Mail on the Main Menu
Tools | Options | Incoming Mail | Hyperlinks
At the bottom, click on the System Mailer button and OK the change.

Then right click on the Internet Explorer icon, select properties and Pegasus
Mail should be in the list of email programs on the Programs tab there. You
can select it as default there. Note that for this to stick, one must do
this as an Administrator in WinXP Pro.

Read this article. There is a link there to a small program that lets one
set it on a per user account for WinXP, which will be needed if another user
on a WinXP machine wants a different email client.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Post by Ian Pollar » Mon, 15 Jan 2007 23:59:02


That info is just what I needed. Everything now seems to be working
fine. I just needed assistance from those who have more experience at
this than I have. Many thanks to all for the help.

Ian
 
 
 

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Post by John Gra » Tue, 16 Jan 2007 01:00:15

Ian Pollard < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in




Glad to help. I had to muddle thru the last one on WinXP Pro SP2 about 3
months ago. I just happened to stumble on the link after using Google.
Microsoft makes some strange OS design decisions quite often.