If you want to use MailNavigator as a mail and news client, you definitely should fill in all the fields on the options page, including indicating: the smtp-server of outgoing mail, pop-server of incoming mail, nntp-server of news, and also your mail name or alias, login and password for access to a mailbox. This information should be on your registration card, which the Internet Provider gave you on connection to the network.
If you do not want to use some Internet service from the MailNavigator program, then don't specify the corresponding address of the server. To use the program only for news, indicate the address of the nntp-server, and don't fill in the remaining server addresses.
By default, the program will use the standard port numbers for access to corresponding internet services. But if you need to use a nonstandard port number, indicate it after the address of the server, separated by a colon. For example:
If you have indicated the address of the time-server,
correctly set the time zone,
allowed for summer time, and checked the box for
synchronizing clocks, then on connection to the Internet
your computer's clock will automatically be synchronized with the clock or the
time-server you have indicated.
Your Mail Name or Alias
In this field, put the name you want to appear in the "From:" field of your outgoing messages and the recipients of your letters will know who the author is.
Your E-mail Address
In this field put the e-mail address to appear in the "From:" field of your outgoing messages, then the recipients of your letters will know the address of the sender.
The Return Address
If you want your correspondents to reply to an address different from the one in the ("From:") field, you should fill in the ("Reply-To:") field.
The Title of Your Organization
Filling in this field results in the inclusion of an additional field "Organization:" in your outgoing messages.
Account for Accessing to a Mailbox
This field is necessary for inputting the name of the main account for incoming mail. The name of this account is usually given by your Internet Provider.
Password for Access to a Mailbox
This field is necessary for inputting the password for access to your main account for incoming mail. The password for access to a mailbox is usually given by your Internet Provider.
TIME-Server for Time Synchronization
This field is necessary for inputting the address of the TIME-server. When it is filled in, the program will attempt to contact the time server, and by the protocol TIME (RFC-868) to synchronize your computer's clock with timeserver's clock. By default it uses port 37. If a different port has to be used, then the number of the port should be given after a colon.
For example: whitehouse.gov:37
POP-Server of Incoming Mail
The field is necessary for inputting the address of the POP-server for incoming mail. The default port is 110. If you need to use a different port number, enter the number of the port after a colon.
For example: mail.com:110
SMTP-Server of Outgoing Mail
This field is necessary for inputting the address of the SMTP-server for outgoing mail. When it is filled in, the program will attempt to contact the SMTP-server on protocol SMTP (RFC-821), and to dispatch any outgoing mail. The default port is 25. If you need to use a different port, enter the number of the port after a colon.
For example: mail.com:25
NNTP-Server of News
The field is necessary for inputting the address of the NNTP-server. When it is filled in, the program will attempt to contact the newsserver on (RFC-977) protocol NNTP and to load the messages according to the current subscription defined in the subscription manager. The default port is 119. If you need to use a different port, enter the number of the port after a colon.
For example: freenews.gu.net:119
Synchronize Clock Time with Server Time
If "Yes" is chosen, and the TIME-server for time synchronization is defined, the program will attempt to contact the time server and synchronize your computer's clock with the time server's clock.
Time Zone for Synchronization of Clocks Relative to GMT
This field sets the time zone relative to Greenwich Mean Time, as required for exact correction of time on your computer when the clocks are synchronized.
Correction of Time Zone for Summer Time
If "Yes" is chosen, the transition to summer time will be taken into account and 1 hour will be added to the time zone relative to Greenwich.
Request Confirmation of Saving Information at Exit
If you want all the changes you have made in the mailboxes and address book to be automatically saved to disk, choose No for this box. If you choose (Yes), the program will ask you on exit if you want to save changes or not: Save changes?
If you choose this item, a standard dialog box for choice of font appears on the screen. We recommend the Courier font. The selected font will be used in the Messages Navigator, the outgoing messages editor and the incoming messages editor.
Show Details of Message Delivery Process
If you select "Yes", on connection a log-window be displayed, showing the commands, the process of connection with the servers and the transmission of messages. The information in the Log-window is especially useful when the link with the servers is bad. If, for example, there is no access to the mail.com server at the moment, you can interrupt the connection and try to connect with this server at a later time.
Number of Simultaneous Processes of Messages Transmission
The communication unit can transmit messages in several streams. This provides for optimization of message delivery speed. In most cases, if your provider's server is fast enough, the optimum number of streams is 3. But sometimes it is worth experimenting with this value. You can do this by installing an alternate value for the number of streams and by defining the average speed of delivery, visible on the status panel during transfer of messages.
You should know that a large number of streams doesn't always result in an increase in delivery speed, and in addition it puts a heavy load on the processor. But sometimes it is worth experimenting with this value. For example, for access to one of the remote nntp-servers at a link speed of ~ 500 bps in one stream, I managed to almost completely load the modem by increasing the number of streams to 6. In this way, the total link speed increased proportional to the number of streams, and reached 2900 = ~ 500*6 bps.
Disconnect from Internet at End of Message Transmission
This flag is useful if you access the Internet via a telephone line. Choosing "Yes" results in automatic disconnection from the server, after completing a session of messaging.
It is very convenient in those cases where the task is - connect, receive mail, disconnect. It is especially useful if dialup and messaging is done by schedule, possibly at evening or night discount times, without your participation.
However, it is worth remembering that the mode of automatic disconnect from the internet works only when the connection is made by the program MailNavigator or by its communication unit. If the connection was made on the initiative of another program, then MailNavigator has no authority to break the connection.
Language of Interface
This option allows you to switch the language for interfacing with the program. Choice of interface language can also be realized through the menu command: Special | Language on the Messages Navigator page.
At present the program interface is accessible in twelve languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Hungarian and Brazilian Portuguese. If your native language is not in this list, you can translate the interface of the program to your language, and receive free registration. If you are ready to make a translation, please contact us to receive instructions on how to do this.
Use MailNavigator as Default Mailer
Selecting this option registers MailNavigator as the default mailer. The command mailto will cause loading of MailNavigator and preparation of outgoing messages according to the transmitted parameters. MailNavigator 1.3 and later versions maintains the Extended Mailto Protocol. Syntax of the command mailto is:
Usually this command is called up automatically when you click on an email or web page address, but it can also be made from the command line or from an external program.
Using MailNavigator as the default mail client results in association of the program with files such as *.eml. Therefore, opening any *.eml file will result in loading of contents into the outgoing message editor. The outgoing message template contained in *.eml files should be in rfc-822 format. You can use *.eml files for preparation of both outgoing mail and newsgroup messages.
De-selecting this option restores the previous email client as the default program for email and for handling *.eml files.
To Use Additional Accounts for Incoming Mail
Selecting this option causes the additional accounts editor to open:
Here you can setup additional accounts for incoming mail. If you need to temporarily disable an account, choose "No" in the Activity field. To temporarily disable all accounts, de-select this option.
To Sort / Filter Incoming Mail
Selecting this option opens the incoming mail rules editor:
Here you can setup rules for distribution of incoming mail. Each rule occupies a separate line and is a filter bank. If the incoming message satisfies these filters it is stored in the storage folder indicated in first column. If the messages do not satisfy any of the rules, they will be saved in the storage folder by default.
If it is necessary to temporarily to disable a rule, select "No" in the Activity field. To temporarily disable all rules, de-select this option.
To Add a Signature to Outgoing Messages
Selecting this option will open a new window where you can enter
the text to be automatically added at the end of each outgoing message.
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