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Additional Email Boxes



IowaTelecom offers additional email accounts to its customers. To sign up for additional accounts please see the additional email account registration page for more information. If you have not registered for a new additional email account, you will not be able to set one up.

The software configuration for multiple accounts will be different depending on what email program you are using. This page will help you configure the most common mail programs.

THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT:
Your additional email account is an "extension" of your main dial-up account. You WILL NOT be able to dial-in directly to IowaTelecom using the login and password on your additional email account. You must first dial-in using your main (original) login and password, and then check your mail using your new login and password.

Email Configuration
Configuration instructions can be found for the following programs:

Windows


Microsoft Internet Mail
Eudora Light
Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook
Netscape Mail

Macintosh


Internet Mail and News 1.1
Eudora Light
Outlook Express 4.x / 5.x
Microsoft Outlook
Netscape Mail

If you wish to use a different mail program, you will have to refer to that software's help files for assistance.

IowaTelecom also offers another way to access your email from your home, work, friend's or any computer with Internet access. Just point your browser to Webmail.IowaTelecom.net and use in your username and password to gain access to your email.




WINDOWS

MICROSOFT INTERNET MAIL
WINDOWS

At this time, the Windows 95 version of MS Internet Mail does not offer configuration for multiple accounts. Therefore, the only way to use more than one account is to change the mail settings each time you want to switch accounts.

      1. Open Microsoft Internet Mail (Start Button -> Programs -> Internet Mail)
      2. Click on Mail and choose Options..., then click on the Server tab
      3. Change the following settings for each of your accounts:
            • Name (this is your real name)
            • Organization (optional)
            • Email Address (login@iowatelecom.net)
            • POP3 Account (that's your login)
            • Password (that's your password)
      4. Click on OK

Notes:
      • The Skip Logon command is unavailable if there is more than one Internet Mail account set up on this computer.
      • Once you've set up Internet Mail for multiple users, to log on as a different user, just quit Internet Mail, and then log on again
        with a different user name and password. You do not need to shut down your computer, or disconnect from the Internet,
        to log on as a different Internet Mail user.

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EUDORA LIGHT
WINDOWS

Eudora Light is a freeware mail program available at Eudora.com.

To allow multiple users to use Eudora on the same PC, make a separate mail directory and create a separate program manager icon for each user. The directories can be named whatever you like and placed anywhere, including floppies or network volumes. Place a copy of the Eudora.ini in each user's directory. To tell Eudora which directory to use, specify that directory on the command line of the Program Item properties dialog box as shown in the examples below:

      c:\eudora\eudora.exe c:\user1
      c:\eudora\eudora.exe c:\user2

Then in the working directory field, set the path to that user's directory

      c:\user1\
      c:\user2\

Then each user will have his or her own location for mailboxes and user settings.

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OUTLOOK EXPRESS VERSION 5.0, 5.5 AND 6.0
WINDOWS

      1. Open Outlook Express
      2. Click on File then go to Identities then click on Add New Identity
      3. Type in the name of the new identity (The name used to identify this identity-such as the name of the person who is going to use it)
            • Select Create a new Internet mail account then click next
            • Type in Display Name (this will be name that will appear on the emails you send out) then click next
            • Select I already have an email address I'd like to use then type in your email address and then click next
            • Under Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server type in "pop3.iowatelecom.net" without the quotations
            • Under Outgoing mail (SMTP) server type in "smtp.iowatelecom.net" without the quotations then click next
            • Under account name type in the username of the additional email account (this is the part of the email
              address before the @iowatelecom.net)
            • Under password type in your password then click next
            • click finish
      4. Repeat steps under number 3 to add additional identities for additional emails
      5. To select new identity for sending and receiving email through new email account
            • Click on file then click on switch identity then select identity you want to switch to
      6. If you would like to have a screen come up when starting OE that asks you to select an identity
            • Click on file then select Identities then click on Manage Identities
            • Uncheck Use this identity when starting a program

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MICROSOFT OUTLOOK
WINDOWS

In order to setup Microsoft Outlook email clients to have more than one user with their own personal email account it requires complex configuration of your system. To configure your system for this option you will need to contact Microsoft or your manufacturer.

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NETSCAPE MAIL
WINDOWS

In order to setup the Netscape email clients to have more than one user with their own personal email account it requires complex configuration of your system. To configure your system for this option you will need to contact Netscape or your manufacturer.

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MACINTOSH


INTERNET MAIL AND NEWS 1.1

Internet Mail and News 1.1 includes multi-user support, allowing users to create individual preferences and switch users on the fly without having to perform a complex work around. Internet Mail and News 1.1 for Macintosh is a free download, available at Microsoft.com.

To set up multiple users:

      1. On the Edit menu, choose Switch User.
      2. Click New
      3. Type in a name for the new user and click OK. A user folder for the new user is created and Internet Mail
          and News switches to this folder.
      4. From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.
      5. In the Mail Server tab, enter the mail server information for this user.
      6. Select Ask For Password On Startup if you want this user to enter their POP password before the startup
          process completes and the user's mail is visible.
      7. In the News Server tab, enter the news server information for this user.
      8. Click OK

Once multiple users are set up, the Switch User dialog box will appear when the application is started and the user will need to choose their name from the list. If the user selected has the password preference on, a Password dialog box will appear and the POP password will need to be typed before proceeding.

When you create a new user, a folder with the user's name is added to the IMN User(s) folder in the Internet Mail and News application folder. Each user folder contains that following: Address Book, Internet Mail, Internet Mail and News Prefs, and Internet News.

Internet Config Users: If you are using Internet Config, use it as a template for the information that all users will share, such as the news server. Since the information entered in Internet Config will appear as the default information in the preferences dialog box for all new users, do not enter any information that is specific to one user. Internet Config is a third-party application that enables Internet applications to share preferences.

For more information on setting up Internet Mail and New for multiple users, choose Internet Mail and News Help from the Help menu, and then click the Setup Servers and Internet Config link.

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EUDORA
MACINTOSH

You can do the following with any version of Eudora for the Macintosh:

      1. Run Eudora and configure it for one user as described in the "Getting Started" section of the Eudora User Manual.
      2. Quit Eudora
      3. Drag the Eudora Folder out of the System Folder and onto another location on the hard disk (it doesn't matter where).
      4. Replace it with an empty TeachText file called Eudora Folder (this step prevents another Eudora Folder from being
          created in the System Folder in the future).
      5. You may now rename the Eudora Folder anything you want, including the name of an individual.
      6. Then, make a copy of it and give the copy another name (this can be done for as many users as necessary).

Each user now has their own personal mail folder and can launch their copy of Eudora by double-clicking on the Eudora Settings file in their own folder (an alias to that settings file also works well). Remember that, upon first starting Eudora, each user must change the POP account information to reflect their own POP account address.

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OUTLOOK EXPRESS VERSION 4.0 AND 4.5
MACINTOSH

      1. Open Outlook Express
      2. Click on File then click on Change current user, if warning message comes up click on the Yes button
          and Click on the New User Button.
            • Type in your real name in the User Name field (this is the name others will see when you send them
              email) then click on save.
            • Click OK on the welcome screen
            • For Account Type, make sure it is set to POP then enter in Account Name (this is only a name to
              identify account. First name of user would work fine.) then click ok
            • For Name type in your real name
            • For email address type in email address of the account
            • Leave Organization blank
            • For SMTP server box enter in "smtp.iowatelecom.net" without quotations
            • For Account ID type in your username (the name before the @iowatelecom.net)
            • For Pop server type in "pop3.iowatelecom.net" without quotations
            • For password check save password and enter your password then click ok
      3. Repeat steps under number 2 to add additional identities for additional emails
      4. Click on File then click on Change current user, if warning message comes up click on the yes button
            • Select identity you want and click ok
      5. If you would like to have a screen come up when starting OE that asks you to select an identity
            • Click on File then click on Change current user, if warning message comes up click on the yes button
            • Check Show this list at startup and click ok

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OUTLOOK EXPRESS VERSION 5.0
MACINTOSH

      1. Open Outlook Express
      2. Click on File then click on Switch Identity, if verification message comes up click on the switch button.
          On the Select an identity screen click on the New Button
            • Type in name in Identity Name (this will name the account) Click ok
            • Outlook Express will open in the new identity
            • Click on tools and then click on accounts
            • Click on the Mail tab then click on the New button
            • For Account Type make sure it is set to POP then click ok
            • For Account Name type in the name of the account (this is only a name to identify account.
              First name of user would work fine)
            • For Name type in your real name
            • For email address type in email address of the account
            • For Account ID type in your username (the name before the @iowatelecom.net)
            • For Pop server type in "pop3.iowatelecom.net" without quotations
            • For password check save password and enter your password then click ok
            • For SMTP server bot enter in "smtp.iowatelecom.net" without quotations then click ok
      3. Repeat steps under number 2 to add additional identities for additional emails
      4. Click on File then click on Switch Identity, if verification message comes up click on the switch button
            • Select identity you want under Select an Identity and click ok
      5. If you would like to have a screen come up when starting OE that asks you to select an identity
            • Click on File then click on Switch Identity, if verification message comes up click on the switch button
            • Check Show this list at startup and click ok

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MICROSOFT OUTLOOK
MACINTOSH

In order to setup Microsoft Outlook email clients to have more than one user with their own personal email account it requires complex configuration of your system. To configure your system for this option you will need to contact Microsoft or your manufacturer.

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NETSCAPE MAIL
MACINTOSH

In order to setup the Netscape email clients to have more than one user with their own personal email account it requires complex configuration of your system. To configure your system for this option you will need to contact Netscape or your manufacturer.

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