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Configuring your E-Mail Program

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Here are instructions on how to reconfigure your e-mail program to use the VFR mail server:

Outlook Express

  1. Bring the program on to your screen.
  2. Click on "tools" and then "accounts."
  3. Click on the tab that says "mail."
  4. Click once on the mail account you want to modify so it is highlighted.
  5. Now click on the box to the right that says "Properties."
  6. Now click on the tab that says "Servers."
  7. Under "Server Information" change the name of the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server to: mail.vfr.net
  8. Similarly, change the name of the Incoming Mail (POP3) server to: mail.vfr.net
  9. Click the box that says "apply" in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
  10. Click on "OK" and then click on "Close." You are now done.

Eudora Light

  1. Bring the program on to your screen.
  2. Click on "tools" and then "options."
  3. In the column on the left, high light the category that says "Hosts" by clicking on it one time.
  4. On the right side, in the box labeled "SMTP" type in: mail.vfr.net

    If your e-mail address uses garlic.com (i.e. your address is xxxx@garlic.com) then you need to make a few minor changes.

    (If your e-mail address is xxxx@vfr.net - go to step 5 below)

    • In the "category" columnclick on "Personal Info"
    • Change your e-mail address from xxx@garlic.com to xxx@vfr.net (where the xxx is your user name)
    • In the "Reply to" box put your regular e-mail address, i.e. xxx@garlic.com
    • Please note, this will NOT change your e-mail address. Your address will be the same as it always was.
  5. Click "OK". You are now done.

Microsoft Outlook

  1. Bring the program on to your screen.
  2. Click on "Tools" and then "Services."
  3. Highlight "Internet Mail" and click on "Properties."
  4. Under the "general" tab, in the box labeled "Internet Mail server" type in: mail.vfr.net
  5. Now click on "Advanced Options:"
  6. Where it asks for the outbound mail server type in: mail.vfr.net
  7. Click "OK" then click on "Apply" and then "OK" again. You are now done.

Microsoft Exchange

  1. Bring the program on to your screen - usually by double clicking on the Inbox icon on your desktop.
  2. Choose the "Tools" menu at the top of the screen and click on "Services."
  3. Highlight "Internet Mail" and click on "Properties"
  4. Under the "general" tab, in the box labeled "Internet Mail server" type in: mail.vfr.net
  5. When you are finished, click on "OK." You are now done.

Netscape Navigator 3.x for Windows 95

  1. Bring the program on to your screen.
  2. Click on "Options" and select "Mail and News Preferences."
  3. Click on the "Servers" tab.
  4. Where it asks for the "Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server" type in: mail.vfr.net
  5. Where it asks for the "Incoming Mail (POP3) Server" type in: mail.vfr.net
  6. Click on "OK." You are now done.

Netscape Communicator for Windows 95

  1. Bring the program on to your screen.
  2. Click on "Edit" and then "preferences"
  3. Double click on "Mail & Groups"
  4. Click on "Mail Server"
  5. Where it asks for the "Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server" type in: mail.vfr.net
  6. Where it asks for the "Incoming Mail Server" type in: mail.vfr.net
  7. Click on "OK." You are now done.