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Configuring Netscape Navigator 2.x & 3.x Mail and News

If you have Netscape Navigator version 2.0 or above and wish to use it for mail or news, you need to fill out the Mail and News Preferences under Options in the main menu. The settings below allow you to post new messages, reply to, or forward newsgroup messages. Also, you will be able to use the Netscape Mail client to send, receive, and read email with your Northwest Nexus account.

  1. Pull down the Options menu from the menu bar.

  2. Select "Mail and News Preferences..." and click on the "Servers" tab.

  3. Fill out the following fields:

    • Ougoing Mail (SMTP) Server:
    • Incoming Mail (POP3) Server:
    • Pop User Name: your username
    • News (NNTP) Server:

    The pictures below show what the fields should look like after being filled in:

  4. Click on the Identity tab.

  5. Fill out the Following fields:

    • Your Name: Your Name
    • Your Email:

    Mac users may choose to check the "Use Internet Configuration System" checkbox to allow Netscape to use your system-wide Internet Config preferences, but make sure that it is properly configured first.

    Note: If you have a domain name registered through us, then you will want to put in the Email Address field to get this to show up to recipients of your email messages.

    Signature File: This is a file that gets added to each message you write out to people. You can put your email address, fax number, work phone. You create the signature file with a very basic text editor like Windows notepad or SimpleText. You would then link the file by clicking on the Browse button and selecting the file that will be your signature file. This is optional.

    The rest of the fields are also optional. The following pictures show what the fields should look like after being filled in:

  6. Click the OK button.

Using the Netscape 3.x News Client

To subscribe to newsgroups:

If you know the name of the newsgroup: If you do not know the name of the newsgroup, you can do some browsing for it by doing the following: To view the list of messages in a newsgroup, just single click on the newsgroup and the message headers will appear in the right window.

To view actual messages, single click on a message header and the message will appear in the third window below.

To open the Netscape Mail client:

To retrieve email messages:

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