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Published: Jan 16th, 2012

Re-Posted: May 15th, 2017

Mac OS X and Mail Guide

DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT - The supplied programs are Copyright of their respective owners, All Rights Reserved. It is provided as shareware with the following limitations:

• These programs are shareware and are not to be resold or distributed for sale with other programs which are for sale.

• There is no warranty or claim of fitness or reliability, however, NCKCN has tested the software and has found them to be basic and functional Internet tools.

• The programs are distributed AS IS, and as such neither the authors, nor respective companies, nor NCKCN shall be held liable for any loss of data, down time, loss of revenue or any other direct or indirect damage or claims caused by these programs.

• It will be the user's responsibility to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the documentation provided with each software package.

• NCKCN does not alter or change the installation software in any way, the programs are distributed AS IS. NCKCN is not responsible in any way to provide support for this software beyond this helpful guide.

This guide is written with the assumption that you already know how to operate your computer, and that you already know the basic terms used in this guide to describe operating your computer.

NCKCN does not provide basic computer support as we do not sell computers or computer software. You must go through the Help and Online guides on your computer first to learn how to operate your computer. There are also local businesses that provide basic computer support as well as classes from local schools that might provide this basic training.

This guide will take you step-by-step through configuring Mac OS X and Mail to connect to the Internet for the first time. There is no software to install from the NCKCN CD-ROM, you already have Microsoft Internet Explorer, the latest software available, in Mac OS X. Simply follow the instructions to connect to NCKCN and the Internet.

Mac OS X & Mail Configuration Instructions

Configuring System Preferences

• Select "System Preferences..." from the Apple Menu Item.

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• -OR-, Open "System Preferences" from the dock.

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• Open the "Internet" Control Panel.

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• Click on the Email tab to access your email settings.

• Choose "Mail" as the Default Email Reader.

• Type your email address exactly as it was given to you by NCKCN.

• Enter the Incoming Mail Server: pop3.nckcn.com.

• Type in your username. This is the first part of your email address.

• Carefully type in your password exactly as it was given to you by NCKCN. Your password is case-sensitive.

• Enter the Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.nckcn.com.

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• Click on the "Web" tab to enter your preferred settings for your web browser.

• Choose "Internet Explorer" for the Default Web Browser.

• You are free to choose any Home Page you wish. We recommend http://www.nckcn.com/.

• You are free to choose any Search Page you wish. Google is a good one.

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• Select the option "Show All" in the upper left hand corner of the window.

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• Select the "Network" control panel.

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• Make sure that the "Using PPP" option is chosen next to Configure:

• You will not need to enter any other information under this tab. Everything will be supplied by our servers once you connect.

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• Click on the "PPP" tab.

• Type NCKCN in the "Service Provider" field.

• Enter your local access number in the "Telephone Number" field. This is the number provided to you by NCKCN to connect to our servers. It is NOT YOUR PHONE NUMBER!

• Type in your username in the "Account Name:" field. Your username is the first part of your email address.

• Carefully type in your password exactly as it was given to you by NCKCN. Your password is case-sensitive.

• Make sure that the "Save password" option is checked.

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• Click on the "Apply Now" button.

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• You can control your modem connection using the utility, "Internet Connection". This utility is generally found in your "Applications" folder of your hard drive.

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• Double click on the utility "Internet Connect".

• Make sure "Modem Port" is in the "Configuration" drop-down menu.

• Type the local access number that was given to you by NCKCN. This is NOT your phone number, this is the number your modem must dial to connect to NCKCN.

• Carefully type in your password exactly as it was given to you by NCKCN. Your password is case-sensitive.

• You may check the option "Show modem status in menu bar" if you would like. It is optional.

• Click on the "Connect" button to connect.

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• You can drag and drop the "Internet Connect" utility into the dock if you prefer. This will allow you to have modem control accessible from your desktop.

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You should be able to connect and web browse at this point. If you would like to configure your Mail program, please continue.

Mac OS X Mail Configuration Instructions

• Open the Mail program. You can generally find the Mail program in the dock.

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• The Mail program is a very versitle and useful mail program. We will not be able to give you support other than what is found here. Please explore the menus and especially the "Help" menu to find answers to your questions.

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• Select "Preferences..." from the Mail menu.

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• Make sure that you have the "Account" option selected in the top toolbar. If you already have a proper account listed like the one below then click the "Edit" button.

• If there are no accounts listed, click the "Create Account" button.

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• Under the Account Information tab, enter the following data.

• Make sure "POP Account" is chosen for the Account Type.

• Type in NCKCN in the "Description:" field.

• Enter your email address exactly as it was given to you by NCKCN in the "Email Address:" field.

• Type your full name in the "Full Name:" field.

• Enter the incoming mail server: pop3.nckcn.com in the "Host name:" field.

• Type your username in the "User name:" field. This is the first part of your email address.

• Carefully type in your password exactly as it was given to you by NCKCN. Your password is case-sensitive.

• Enter the outgoing mail server: smtp.nckcn.com in the "SMTP Host:" field.

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• Click the "Account Options" tab.

• Make sure that the "Delete messages on server after download" option is checked.

• Click on the "OK" button to save your changes.

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That's it. You should now be able to send and receive email from NCKCN.

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