|Follow these steps:
From the menu bar [at the top of your screen], click on the word Edit.
A menu will drop down. One of the choices in the menu will be Edit Preferences.
Click on it. A popup dialog box will appear. It should look like this [without
the red lettering].
|Look down the list, click on the plus symbol next to
the phrase Mail & Newsgroups. The above example shows a minus symbol,
but the dialog box will probably not open that way. When you click on the plus
symbol, further choices will drop down. Click on the word Identity, and
the dialog box should then resemble the one below.
||In the field labled Your name:, enter your
name, as in Luke Skywalker
In the field labled Email
address:, enter your e-mail address, as in email@example.com
In the field labled Organization:, enter the name of your school, as in Jedi Elementary
Don't put anything in the field labled Signature File:, we'll deal with
Now, click on the choice Mail Servers, and the following
dialog box will appear.
In the field labeled Incoming Mail Servers, enter
the following information, girltech.cs.rice.edu
In the field labeled Outgoing mail [SMTP] server:, enter the following
In the field labeled Outgoing mail server user name:, enter your Rice
username, as in, lskywalk
Go back to the field labeled Incoming Mail Servers, and click on the
button labeled Edit. Another dialog box will appear, like the one below.
||The Server Name should already be entered in the field, as
above. Make sure the Server Type is set to POP3 Server.
Enter your own username in the appropriate field, and make sure the rest of the
window is set as above [don't check Remember password, but place a check in
the other two boxes, entering the number of minutes you wish to wait between receiving
downloads of any new mail your server receives for you].
Then, click on the tab labeled
POP. Another dialog box will replace the first one. It will look like
the dialog box below.
| Be sure to put a check in the box
next to Leave messages on server. You will want to leave this checked
during the two weeks of this class [because that will allow you access to all your mail
when you're in class].
Then click on the OK button. The small
dialog box will close, leaving the original Preferences window open.
Click OK again and you're done. You're ready to send e-mail.
To open the mail program, click on the mail icon, located in the lower right-hand
corner of your browser. It should look like the icon circled in red below.
Another way to open the mail program would be to use the file menu at the top of the
screen. Click on Communicator, and choose Messenger from the drop-down
menu. In either case, another window will open. The first thing it will do is
to display any mail you have received. The mail will be inside a window called the Inbox.
We'll carry you through the steps of sending and receiving mail later in the workshop.
To take a look at some of Messenger's features, see this
display at Netscape's site.
at this page of keystroke combinations that are shortcuts for the program.