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Installing the WorkgroupMail Server

Run the installation program by double clicking on Setup.exe in the installation media. From the Welcome screen, select Install the WorkgroupMail server on this computer radio button and press Next.

In the Select Directory page, specify the folder to which WorkgroupMail should be installed. If you are happy with the suggested directory then just press Next.

In the Database page, specify the location of the mail store database. If this is a new installation then accept the suggested location and press Next. If you wish to use an existing WorkgroupMail database then use the Browse… button to locate the database and press Next.

If you did not specify the path of an existing database, then Setup displays the Workgroup page. Enter the name of your workgroup, e.g. Acme Company.

Next, enter the node address of your organization, for example, acme.demon.com, or mycompany.com. If you collect Internet mail from your ISP for several users using a single (multi-user) POP3 mailbox then check the Receive mail using a multiple POP3 account and enter the login name and password of this account. Press Next.

The user page lets you enter your own account details. Enter you full name into the appropriate field and specify a mailbox name. If your e-mail address is johns@mycompany.com then enter johns as your mailbox name.

If you have not specified a multiple POP3 account in the workgroup page then check the This user has a separate POP3 account check box and enter the account details for the single-user POP3 mailbox used to retrieve mail for you. Press Next to continue.

In the Modem page, specify whether or not you dial up in order to connect to your Internet Service Provider.

Press Next to continue.

The Host Information page lets you specify the SMTP and POP3 server IP addresses located at your Internet Service Provider.

If you collect your mail using SMTP (rather than POP3) then select Mail is received using SMTP from the Server Type drop down list. Enter the IP address of the SMTP server used for sending. Also enter the IP address of the SMTP server used for receiving (if different from the sending server).

If you collect your mail using POP3 then select Mail is received using POP3 from the Server Type drop down list. Enter the IP address of the SMTP server used for sending. Also enter the IP address of the POP3 server.

If you specified that you dial up in order to connect to your ISP, then select the relevant entry from the Dial-up Connection drop down list. You can add a new dial-up entry by pressing the New Connection… wizard. You can edit an existing dial-up entry by pressing the Properties… button. Enter the user name and password used to log onto your Internet Service Provider in the Username and Password fields.

Pressing Next displays the Connection page. From this page choose how often WorkgroupMail will connect to your ISP in order to send and receive Internet mail. You can choose to connect every n minutes by checking the Every check box and entering the appropriate number of minutes into the adjacent field. Also, you can request WorkgroupMail to connect whenever there are more than n messages waiting to be sent. If you want WorkgroupMail to connect as soon as it is started then check the On startup check box. If you want WorkgroupMail to prompt you with a dialog box prior to dialling then check the Prompt before connect check box.

Note: If you are running WorkgroupMail as an NT service, no user interface is displayed and so the Prompt before connect check box setting will be ignored.

If you press the When button a Connection Times dialog box is displayed letting you choose which days and between which times WorkgroupMail will connect.

Pressing Next displays the Summary page. This page summarizes the options that you have chosen. If you wish to install the Workgroup Administrator program (highly recommended) then ensure that the check box at the bottom of the page is checked.

Press Finish to begin copying the WorkgroupMail files to your computer.


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