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ISP Options

The Internet Service Provider (ISP) options property sheet lets you specify the following options:

Whether or not this machine is a gateway machine.

The POP3 accounts held at the ISP used for collecting mail for each member of the workgroup.

The IP addresses of the SMTP and POP3 servers at the ISP.

Options for connecting to your ISP.

Logging options

Server-side POP3 filtering options.

You can show the ISP Options property sheet by pressing the {bmct help0035.bmp} button located in the toolbar at the top of the WorkgroupMail administrator. The ISP options property sheet is displayed showing the Details page.

The Details page lets you specify whether or not this computer is the gateway machine (responsible for connecting to the ISP and sending and receiving mail on behalf of all users). You should never need to change the settings on this page after the installation unless you change which computer will be the gateway machine.

The POP3 page lets you specify the POP3 accounts held at the ISP. Most organizations, which use POP3 to collect mail, do so using one multiple POP3 account. In this circumstance, the middle radio button should be selected.

If each user has their own POP3 account then you should select the This workgroup uses several single user POP3 accounts. Then, from the list at the bottom of the page, select each user in turn and press the Properties… button. The User property sheet is displayed, showing the POP3 page. Enter the relevant account details and press OK. Once you have set up all the user account details, press OK in the ISP Options proeprty sheet to save your work.

Note: If your organization receives mail using SMTP (instead of POP3) then ensure that you select the first radio button.

The Host page lets you specify how to connect to your ISP (whether by dial-up or direct connection) and lets you specify the IP address of the SMTP and POP3 servers at your ISP.

Specify whether you receive mail using SMTP or using POP3 by selecting the appropriate radio button and enter the SMTP/POP3 server IP addresses in the fields located at the bottom of the page.

The Connection page lets you specify when the gateway machine should connect to the ISP in order to send and receive mail.

You may specify the following options:

To connect once after service startup after a certain period of time.

To connect when n or more messages are waiting to be sent over the Internet.

To connect every n minutes.

Whether or not to prompt before connecting to the ISP.

Whether or not to prompt before disconnecting from the ISP.

Whether or not to disconnect automatically.

Which days of the week and between which times the gateway should connect to the ISP.

You can specify which days and between which times the gateway can connect by pressing the When… button. A Connection Times dialog box is displayed letting you choose which days and between which times WorkgroupMail will connect.

The Logging page lets you specify whether or not SMTP/POP3 communication should be logged to a file or not.

If you wish to log SMTP/POP3 communication then select the appropriate radio button and specify a filename for the log file.


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