|Dealing With That
Online Addiction While On The Road:
So, you're heading out of town. Problem: You have an addiction - EMAIL.
You're one of those who can't stand being without your email on a daily
basis. Don't worry, many of us have this same problem. This FAQ will
explain various methods on how to get your daily email fix.
|Method 1 -
Forwarding Your Email:
If you happen to be staying with someone who has internet access and an
email account, and if you have a Personal or Premium dialup account with
us, you can forward your email to your friend's address. Click Here for
instructions on forwarding from your Personal or Premium
happen to have a pop box with us, you can visit pop.halcyon.com and use our simple
interface to forward your email.
|Method 2 - Using a
Web Base Emailer:
Let's say you like your privacy and don't want your friend accidently
deleting your precious email, etc... You have access via their internet
account or know of a good Internet Cafe.
You can then use our web-based mail access points. Just go to
From there, choose either "mail.halcyon.com" if you have a dial-up
mailbox or "pop.halcyon.com" if you have a POP box on our POP server.
Secure encrypted SSL connections are also available by choosing the
same server under the SSL connection area. We have signed our
own certificates for these secure connections so your browser
will ask you if you wish to accept the certificate from this site.
If you wish to continue with the encrypted connection, just accept
Another good way to check your email to to telnet in our system.
Telnet is a text based interface and allows you to run a text-based
email program, such as Pine.
Again, this requires you to have a connection
to the internet of some sort first. Click Here for
instructions on using Telnet.
|Method 4 -
Configuring An Email Client:
Let's say your friend has internet access and an email program. You can
change their configuration (which they may or may not be too happy about)
to access our mail server. See the FAQ's on email on how to configure their
client program. Note: while on the road and outside our system, you can't
use our SMTP server. You'll need to use the SMTP (outgoing) mail server of
whatever ISP you are connected through. Some newer mail client programs,
such as Eudora Pro, Netscape 4.0, or Outlook Express, etc... support
multiple account configurations so you wouldn't have to worry about
messing up their settings if you use one of these programs
|Method 5 - Dialing
Into Us While On The Road:
If you have a laptop computer, you can configure it to dial into us while
on the road. See our other setup FAQs for your particular operating system
to set this up. Once it's setup to dial, you'll need to configure an email
At this time we do not offer any type of nation wide dial-ip access
though we are looking into providing this service in the future.
For a listing of our access numbers