How To set up a _new_ email account in Forte Agent 8 using POP3 and SMTP

Found a good write up online on the Google Group: alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent:

How To set up a new email account in Agent 8 using POP3 and SMTP Google Groups:

Here is what they said.

To set up a new email account in Agent 8 using POP3 and SMTP

  1. Go to "Tools >> Servers and Accounts"
  2. At the bottom left, select "New >> Email Account and Servers"

  3. On the panel "step 1"
    3.1 Select "Both an email account and an outbound email server"
    3.2 Then click 'Next'.

  4. On the panel "step 2: Configure Inbound Email Account"
    Enter the POP3 / incoming mail server settings here
    4.1 "Mail Server"
    Enter the POP3 mail server host name which your ISP has
    given you. This should be the same as the POP3 'Incoming
    mail server' setting in Outlook.
    4.2 "The server requires a secure connection (SSL)"
    Your ISP should tell you whether you need to check this.
    This Raidhost page says "Leave off or none unless you
    understand this option"
    http://www.raidhost.co.uk/account/knowledgebase/10102/What-are-my-email-settings.html
    4.3 "Login method"
    Select "Simple username and password" unless your ISP has
    told you otherwise
    4.4 "Username"
    Enter your username. This Raidhost page says your username
    is your full email address, e.g. jo...@mydomain.com
    http://www.raidhost.co.uk/account/knowledgebase/10102/What-are-my-email-settings.html
    4.5 "Password"
    Enter your password here
    4.6 Click "Test connection" to test and verify the settings.
    4.7 If all is OK, click 'Next'.

  5. On the panel "step 3: Configure Outbound Email Server Panel"
    Enter the SMTP / outgoing mail server settings here
    5.1 "Mail Server"
    Enter the SMTP mail server host name which your ISP has
    given you. This should be the same as the 'Outgoing mail
    server (SMTP)' setting in Outlook.
    5.2 "Connection"
    To leave off, select "Do not use a secure connection".
    This is the secure connection (SSL) setting, but there
    are more choices than just on or off.
    Your ISP should tell you whether you need SSL/TLS.
    This Raidhost page says "Leave off or none unless you
    understand this option"
    http://www.raidhost.co.uk/account/knowledgebase/10102/What-are-my-email-settings.html
    5.3 "Login method"
    *** This is the setting for whether your outgoing server
    requires authentication
    Select "Login with a simple username and password" when
    your outgoing server requires authentication (unless your
    ISP has told you to use one of the other options).
    5.4 "Use the username and password for the inbound email account"
    You can choose to use the same username and password
    that were set up in steps 4.4 and 4.5.
    Otherwise, re-enter your username and password underneath,
    5.5 Click "Test connection" to test and verify the settings.
    5.6 If all is OK, click 'Next'.

  6. On the panel "step 4: Create New Persona"

    If your "From:" name and address are already set up in Agent,
    select "No".

    Otherwise, select "Yes" and set up your"From:" name and address
    on the next panel.

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To reconfigure an existing email account in Agent 8

  1. Go to "Tools >> Servers and Accounts"

  2. On the left side, expand "Inbound Email Accounts" and select a
    POP3 incoming mail server which you want to reconfigure.

  3. On the right side, adjust the POP3 / incoming mail server settings
    3.1 "Host Name"
    Enter the POP3 mail server host name which your ISP has
    given you. This should be the same as the POP3 'Incoming
    mail server' setting in Outlook.
    3.2 "The server requires a secure connection (SSL)"
    Your ISP should tell you whether you need to check this.
    This Raidhost page says "Leave off or none unless you
    understand this option"
    http://www.raidhost.co.uk/account/knowledgebase/10102/What-are-my-email-settings.html
    3.3 "Login method"
    Select "Username and password" unless your ISP has
    told you otherwise
    3.4 "Username"
    Enter your username. This Raidhost page says your username
    is your full email address, e.g. jo...@mydomain.com
    http://www.raidhost.co.uk/account/knowledgebase/10102/What-are-my-email-settings.html
    3.5 "Remember password between sessions"
    To make life easier, put a check-mark in this box.
    3.6 "Password"
    Enter your password here
    3.7 "Enable account for regular email retrieval"
    Check this if you want to retrieve email from this server.
    3.8 "Leave messages on server"
    Your choice - but read the help file.
    3.9 "Until retrieved at both of my sites"
    This doesn't work with many servers - it uses an old
    and obsolete feature.
    3.10 "Skip messages longer than..."
    Leave this un-checked unless you know what you are doing.
    3.11 "Advanced Settings" - "use a non-standard POP3 port"
    Leave this un-checked (the default) unless you know what you are doing.

  4. On the left side, expand "Outbound Email Servers" and select an
    SMTP outgoing mail server which you want to reconfigure.

  5. On the right side, adjust the SMTP / outgoing mail server settings
    5.1 "Host Name"
    Enter the SMTP mail server host name which your ISP has
    given you. This should be the same as the 'Outgoing mail
    server (SMTP)' setting in Outlook.
    5.2 "Connection"
    To leave off, select "Do not use a secure connection".
    This is the secure connection (SSL) setting, but there
    are more choices than just on or off.
    Your ISP should tell you whether you need SSL/TLS.
    This Raidhost page says "Leave off or none unless you
    understand this option"
    http://www.raidhost.co.uk/account/knowledgebase/10102/What-are-my-email-settings.html
    5.3 "Login Method"
    *** This is the setting for whether your outgoing server
    requires authentication
    Select "Username and password" when your outgoing server
    requires authentication (unless your ISP has told you to
    use one of the other options).
    5.4 "Use credentials for inbound email account"
    You can choose to use the same username and password
    that were set up in steps 4.4 and 4.5.
    Otherwise, re-enter your username and password underneath,
    5.5 "Advanced Settings" - "use a non-standard SMTP port"
    Leave this un-checked (the default) unless you know what
    you are doing.
    5.6 "Enable server for sending email"
    Check this if you want to be able to send email using
    this server.
    5.7 "Set as Default Server"
    Click this if you want to this to be the default server
    for sending email.

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MAPI stands for "Messaging Application Programming Interface".
MAPI was invented by Microsoft for Outlook / Exchange Server.

MAPI is not used with Internet mail servers provided by ISPs and
other Internet mail providers such as Gmail and Yahoo.
MAPI is not one of the standard "Internet mail" protocols.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messaging_Application_Programming_Interface


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