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alsoran
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Post Posted September 25th, 2016, 11:15 am

Please, give this old dummy step by step instructions for setting up my gmail account in Sea Monkey
1) I goto Preferences
2) I goto mail and newsgroups
3) I enter https://mail.google.com/mail/....etc
... and then I am stuck
I don't know the incoming smpt or the ourgoing smtp or any numbers.

when my internet provider gave me an email address, I was able to set it up.
But I can't figure out with gmail and I no longer have an email service with the internet provider

Thanks
Pete

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Post Posted September 25th, 2016, 1:55 pm

alsoran wrote:Please, give this old dummy step by step instructions for setting up my gmail account in Sea Monkey ...

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Post Posted September 25th, 2016, 2:45 pm

alsoran wrote:2) I goto mail and newsgroups
3) I enter https://mail.google.com/mail/....etc


Server for incoming:
pop.gmail.com
SSL/TLS [this should automatically set port to "995"]
TLS Cerytficate

Server for outgoing:
smtp.gmail.com
SSL/TLS [this should automatically set port to "465"]
Normal password

For both servers you must provide Gmail user name as full e-mail address (e.g. johnexample@gmail.com)

But first you must enable POP function within Gmail account:
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/ ... 49987&rd=1

If you want IMAP instead of POP... well, I can't help you with this because I'm not using it.

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Post Posted September 25th, 2016, 3:21 pm

TPR75 wrote:If you want IMAP instead of POP... well,

... it's almost the same. The only differences are:

1) Instead of enabling POP, enable IMAP for your Gmail account: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7126229?hl=en

2) Use these server settings for incoming:
Server: imap.gmail.com
Connection security: SSL/TLS
port 993
Authentication method: Normal password
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Post Posted September 25th, 2016, 11:22 pm

barbaz wrote:
TPR75 wrote:If you want IMAP instead of POP... well,

... it's almost the same. The only differences are:


POP is storing messages on e-mail client side (e.g. in SeaMonkey); except incoming - they're on server, naturally.

IMAP is storing everything on servers (incoming, outgoing, drafts etc.). Advantage is that you can use one e-mail account from more than one computer. Disadvantage is... you can use one e-mail account from more than one computer... and everything is on server(-s)... :-"

E-mail client IMAP account is synchronizing messages with IMAP server (to have it offline when needed). But it means message(-s) deleted from server will be deleted from e-mail client. At least it worked this way in SeaMonkey 1.x when I was forced to use IMAP server for one of my e-mails. Since then I don't like IMAP.

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Post Posted September 27th, 2016, 7:38 am

On the flip side, if you suffer local file corruption and are using POP, you lose everything.
Been there, done that.

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Post Posted September 27th, 2016, 8:01 am

You can still LMOS (leave messages on server) with POP.
(I assume SeaMonkey Mail can do that.)
Anyhow...
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