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FAQ: How do I set up email on my computer?

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Letters are too old fashioned, and text messages are too short – send an email to show you really care. If you want to get emailing, click on the email client you're using for instructions on how to get set up.

Outlook 2010

  1. Open Microsoft Office 2010
  2. Click File then select Add Account.
  3. Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types.
  4. Click Next
  5. Outlook will prompt you to choose your E-mail Service. Select Internet E-mail. Then click Next.
    You are now asked to enter your email account details
  6. Enter your name: This is the name you want others to see when you email them
  7. Enter your email address: e.g. username@orcon.net.nz.
  8. Select POP3 for the Account Type
  9. Enter mail.orcon.net.nz as your Incoming Mail Server.
  10. Enter mail.orcon.net.nz as your Outgoing Mail Server.
  11. For User Name, enter the first part of your Orcon Email address, without the @orcon.net.nz.
  12. Enter your email password: This is your Orcon Password that you would have set up at the time your signed up.
  13. Click Next
  14. Click Finish

Outlook 2007

  1. In the Outlook main menu, click Tools, then Account Settings. This opens the Account Settings dialog box.
  2. Click New to launch the Add New E-mail Account wizard.
  3. On the Choose E-mail Service screen, select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types.
  6. Outlook will prompt you to choose your E-mail Service. Select Internet E-mail. Then click Next.
    You are now asked to enter your email account details.
  7. Enter your name: This is the name you want others to see when you email them
  8. Enter your email address: e.g. username@orcon.net.nz.
  9. Select POP3 for the Account Type.
  10. Enter mail.orcon.net.nz as your Incoming Mail Server.
  11. Enter mail.orcon.net.nz as your Outgoing Mail Server.
  12. For User Name, enter the first part of your Orcon Email address, without the @orcon.net.nz.
  13. Enter your email password: This is your Orcon Password that you would have set up at the time your signed up.
  14. Click Next
  15. Click Finish

Outlook 2003/XP

  1. In the Outlook main menu, click Tools, then E-mail Accounts. This launches the E-mail Accounts wizard.
  2. Select Add a new e-mail account, then click Next.
  3. Select POP3, then click Next.
    Enter your Orcon account information here for Outlook 2003.
  4. Enter your name (as you want it to appear in the 'From' field of messages) into the Your Name field.
  5. Enter your full Orcon email address, which is your username followed by "@orcon.net.nz", in the E-mail Address field.
  6. Enter your Orcon username in the User Name field (your email without the @orcon.net.nz).
  7. Enter your Orcon password in the Password field.
  8. Enter "mail.orcon.net.nz" in the Incoming mail server (POP3) field.
  9. Enter " mail.orcon.net.nz " in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.
  10. Click Test Account Settings. After a moment you should see a message that says all tests were completed successfully. If not, go back to the start of this procedure and check your work.
  11. Once you see the success message, click Next then Finish.

Outlook Express

  1. Start Outlook Express. Click on Tools in the menu bar and then go to Accounts
    This brings up the Internet Accounts pop-up window. Click on the Mail tab, to bring it to the front if it is not already so.
  2. Click on the Add button and then on Mail.
  3. This brings up the Internet Connection Wizard pop-up window. Enter your name in the Display Name field and click on the Next button.
  4. The wizard now asks for your email address. Enter your email address (e.g. username@orcon.net.nz) and click on the Next button.
  5. In the next window, you need to feed in three important bits of information - the incoming and outgoing email servers and the type of the incoming email server.
  6. Make sure POP3 is selected. The incoming and outgoing email servers are as per below:
    • Incoming Mail Server (POP3): mail.orcon.net.nz
    • Outgoing Mail Servier (SMTP): mail.orcon.net.nz
  7. Enter your Username (without the @orcon.net.nz) and Password (you would have created one when you signed up with Orcon).
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Finish
  10. You will now see the new email account has been added to the Accounts list. The account is referred by its server name.

Mac Mail

If this is the first email account you're adding to Mac Mail, the program will automatically start you from "Step One - Add Account:"

  1. Start the Mail application on your Mac
  2. Click the “Mail” menu for the application, then select “Preferences…” (Keyboard shortcut CMD + ,)
  3. Click the plus icon ( + ) in the bottom left to add a new POP account, then fill out the fields in each screen as follows:
    Step one – Add Account:
    • Full Name – the name you want to associate with the e-mail address. It is what people who receive your e-mails will see as who sent the mail.
    • Email Address – the e-mail address that you are going to be using (e.g. username@orcon.net.nz)
    • Password – the Orcon password that you selected when you signed up. Please note the password is case sensitive.
     
    Step two - Incoming mail server
    • Account Type – leave this as POP. If you would rather use IMAP, see here for the server details you need to use.
    • Description – this description is for your reference, and can be left blank.
    • Incoming mail server – mail.orcon.net.nz
    • User name – the user name you were given when the account was created (usually the first part of your Orcon Email address without the @orcon.net.nz).
    • Password – enter your password again here.
     
    Step three  – Outgoing Mail Server
    • Description - this description is for your reference, and can be left blank.
    • Outgoing Mail Server – mail.orcon.net.nz
    • Retype your Username and Password if prompted again

    Your mail account is now ready for use. Click on the “Get all new mail” option at the top to check your mail.

Please note, we know there are many other programs that you might be using - we’ve put together this guide to help with a few of them, but as you’ll appreciate we don’t have knowledge of all the programs out there, so won’t be able to help in every case. If you are having any issues with your program please refer to the manufacturer.

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