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    Windows Software Setup Instructions

    Pegasus Mail
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    Please have your SFF Net username, password, and SFF Net Email address handy (they were included in your original signup confirmation email). You'll need them to complete these instructions.

    If you've already set up Pegasus before, skip ahead to the I've Configured Pegasus Before section.

    First-time Configuration
    Follow these instructions if you are setting up Pegasus mail for the first time or are using the Easy Configuration Wizard.

      Note: If you have a domain hosted by SFF Net, all of the configuration steps below are the same except Step 2.

    1. Starting Pegasus for the first time will automatically bring up the the configuration wizard. Fill out the entries as instructed.
    2. On the Electronic Mail Address screen, type in your SFF Net Email address. Do NOT put in any other email address other than your @sff.net address or your email will bounce. (Exception: If you have an SFF Net hosted domain, you may use an email address from that domain, i.e. if SFF Net hosts mydomain.com for you, you may use bettyb@mydomain.com).

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    3. Enter pop3.sff.net as your POP3 Server. Your screen entries must look exactly like the following before you proceed:

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    4. At the beginning, we said you'd need your SFF Net username and password handy. Get them now. On the Username and Password screen, enter your SFF Net username (not your email address).

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    5. Enter smtp.sff.net as your SMTP Server. Your entries must look exactly like the following before you proceed:

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    6. If your version of the software asks you to select a Connection Type, choose the method you use to access the Internet (modem or network).
    7. Click Finish on the last window to save your configuration. Unfortunately, the screen lied - you have not completed all steps necessary to use email yet. But don't panic! There are just a few settings left.
    8. Select File -> Network Configuration from the Pegasus main menu.

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    9. Choose the Sending (SMTP) tab and make sure your screen entries look like the following before you proceed. Be certain the Login using my POP3 settings for username and password box is checked.

      Note: If you use AOL, Earthlink, or another provider that blocks SMTP port 25, enter 587 for your SMTP Port (BTW, it won't hurt to set this to 587 even if you're not with an ISP that blocks port 25). Read this for more info.

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    That's it! You're ready to start sending and receiving email through SFF Net.

    What's next?
    Your SFF Net POP3 email box has a variety of extra features you can control, including:

    • Highly effective, configurable spam filters
    • Automatic virus and HTML script protection
    • Junk folder for reviewing spam caught by filters
    • Message preview before downloading
    • Email auto-forwarding
    • Automatic out-of-office replies

    You can control these options using your web browser through our WebMail system. You'll want to read more about controlling your email box in the SFF Net Email section of the help system.


    I've Configured Pegasus Before
    If you are already using Pegasus with an non-SFF Net email account you want to keep using, you should read about using Indentities from the Pegasus online help (use the Pegasus Help Index to search) before continuing.

    1. Start Pegasus and select Tools -> Identities from the menu.

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    2. Click the Add button to create a new Indentity and give it a name.

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    3. Select the Identity you just created from the Indentity drop-down box on the toolbar.

      Tip: Always do a quick double-check to be sure the name in this box is actually the Indentity you want to be using before making configuration changes.

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    4. Select File -> Network Configuration from the Pegasus main menu.

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    5. Choose the General tab and enter your SFF Net email address in the Internet e-mail Address field. Do NOT put in any other email address other than your @sff.net address or your email will bounce. (Exception: If you have an SFF Net hosted domain, you may use an email address from that domain (i.e. if SFF Net hosts mydomain.com for you, you may use bettyb@mydomain.com).

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    6. Choose the Receiving (POP3) tab and make sure your screen entries look like the following. Be certain pop3.sff.net is entered as your POP3 host.

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    7. Choose the Sending (SMTP) tab and make sure your screen entries look like the following. Be certain that:
      • smtp.sff.net is entered as your SMTP host and,
      • the Login using my POP3 settings for username and password box is checked.

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      Notes:
      Since you have an SFF Net address entered in Internet e-mail Address field on the General tab, the SMTP Host MUST be smtp.sff.net. If you want to use a different SMTP server, you should change your Internet e-mail Address to match the domain of the SMTP server you choose (i.e. @myISP.com). You cannot use your @sff.net address (or SFF Net-hosted domain address) unless you use smtp.sff.net as your server or your mail to SFF Net users will bounce.

      If you use AOL, Earthlink, or another provider that blocks SMTP port 25, enter 587 for your SMTP Port. (BTW, it won't hurt to set this to 587 even if you're not with an ISP that blocks port 25). Read this for more info.

    And that's all there is to it!

    What's next?
    Your SFF Net POP3 email box has a variety of extra features you can control, including:

    • Highly effective, configurable spam filters
    • Automatic virus and HTML script protection
    • Junk folder for reviewing spam caught by filters
    • Message preview before downloading
    • Email auto-forwarding
    • Automatic out-of-office replies

    You can control these options using your web browser through our WebMail system. You'll want to read more about controlling your email box in the SFF Net Email section of the help system.


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