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OS-X 10.2.x

Mail 1.2.5 (v553)

Mail | Preferences | Accounts | Add Account

POP3 access

.... Account Information

Account Type: POP

Description: MySpamCop (whatever you want to call it, it shows up in your list of accounts under the "In" item on the "Mailboxes flyout")

Email address: youraccountname[at]spamcop.net

Full name: Your Name

Incoming Mail Server: pop.spamcop.net

User name: youraccountname[at]spamcop.net

Password: YourPassWord (note: case sensitive)

Outgoing Mail Server: see Note #1

Options: see Note #1 (if you hit this button to look, click on "cancel")

.... Special Mailboxes: your decision on how to manage these items

.... Advanced:

Enable this account: checked

Include this account: checked

Remove copy from server: your choice

Prompt to skip: suggestion is to leave blank, but your decision

Account Directory: If you have to ask, don't mess with it <g>

Port: 110

Authentication: Password

Click on the "OK" button.

Based on your "Check for new mail" settings or the clicking of the "Get Mail" icon, your SpamCop InBox contents should arrive shortly. (see Note #2)

IMAP access

.... Account Information

Account Type: IMAP

Description: MySpamCop (whatever you want to call it, it shows up in your list of accounts under the "In" item on the "Mailboxes flyout")

Email address: youraccountname[at]spamcop.net

Full name: Your Name

Incoming Mail Server: imap.spamcop.net

User name: youraccountname[at]spamcop.net

Password: YourPassWord (note: case sensitive)

Outgoing Mail Server: see Note #1

Options: see Note #1 (if you hit this button to look, click on "cancel")

.... Special Mailboxes: your decision on how to manage these items

.... Advanced:

Enable this account: checked

Include this account: checked

Compact mailboxes ..: checked (though your decision)

Account Directory: If you have to ask, don't mess with it <g>

Keep copies ...: your decision, but probably at least "All messages"

IMAP Path Prefix: leave blank

Port: 143

Authentication: Password

Click on the "OK" button .. click on the 'new' item under the "In" icon ... you'll note the 'arrow' indicating sub-folders .. click on that 'arrow' and the sub-folders will show up (after the first successful connection) ... from here you can access all the SpamCop E-Mail account folders existing under your account ... moving bad e-mail to the Held Folder for later reporting, actually deleting the contents of the Trash Folder, the few examples that I know about <g> ....

Note #1: The SpamCop E-Mail system does not presently offer SMTP (outgoing) service. So the first 'easy' answer is to put your local ISP data in these lines, technically allowing you to generate new e-mail or reply while you are logged into your SpamCop account but this e-mail is actually delivered through your local ISP's e-mail server. However, this will cause problems for some users. Some ISP 'validate' outgoing e-mail by looking at things like 'user name/account" which of course will cause an error when it sees "myaccount[at]spamcop.net" as the sending address which of course isn't showing "myaccount1[at]localisp.com" ... others may run into an issue with Port 25 blocking by some ISPs. In reality, you can probably put anything 'legal' in these boxes, just remembering not to actually try 'sending' an e-mail <g> (Strangely, I can't find any reference to a Reply-To: field in this app?)

Note #2: When using the POP3 connection, the only folder 'seen' is your SpamCop InBox. The contents there will be only those items that have not been filtered out, moved to other folders, etc. (which is another whole discussion <g>) From the positive view, what this means is minimal spam spew will be seen from this view/connection. (Also noting that this has also led to folks complaining about speed/connection issues when the Held/Deleted/etc. folders got huge while hiding in the background.)

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OS-X 10.2.x

Mail 1.2.5 (v553)

Mail | Preferences | Accounts | Add Account (or Edit the existing account)

Beta SMTP set-up

See the above for POP or IMAP connections .. the additional differences are;

Account Information:

Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.cesmail.net (don't panic later, as this gets modified a bit)

Special Mailboxes:

Make your decisions on how you want things handled ...

--> small caveat ... the Horde/IMP applocation creates a folder named sent-mail whereas (at least this ancient version of) Apple Mail creates a folder named "Sent Messages" .... result is (if you are saving copies of e-mail you send) is ---> e-mail sent from a Windows box (using Outlook Express) places those copies into the "sent-mail" folder, e-mail sent via my iBook ends up placing the copy into the "Sent Messages" folder. This can be changed under Outlook Express 6+

Advanced:

see previous post

or

Recommended --> check the SSL box, the port should change to 993

Hit the OK bitton, send some e-mail to verify that it works.

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