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How do I setup my Internet and E-mail Account in Windows XP?

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Posted: 12 Dec, 2006
by: Admin A.
Updated: 12 Dec, 2006
by: Admin A.

The screenshots supplied in this section all relate to Microsoft Windows XP.

  • Click on "Start" in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Click on "Run"

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  • In the pop-up box, type "inetwiz", and click "OK".

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  • The Internet Connection Wizard should open. Select the first option, "Connect through a phone line", if you are using a modem and phone line to connect to the Internet. Click "Next"

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  • Select the modem you are using from the drop-down box and click "Next"

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  • Type in the Internet Dial-Up number provided by Maxitec. If you need to dial a zero (0), or any other number, to access an outside line (e.g. dialing through a switchboard), then the 0 (or the other number that you need to dial) must be in front of the area code, followed by the Dial-Up number. i.e.: 0, code, number (0, 0212345678). Select South Africa in "Country/region name and code". Uncheck "Use area code and dialing rules" and click "Next".

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  • Fill in your username and your password. Note that the username and password are case-sensitive. The username is always in lowercase. Click "Next"

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  • Type in a connection name e.g. ("Maxitec, My Connection, Home, etc...") Click "Next."

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  • Where it prompts you to Set up your internet mail account, select "Yes" and click "Next"

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  • Type in your name and surname, or your company name (capital letters or in lowercase).
    When someone receives an e-mail from you, the name you have chosen will appear in the 'From' section of the e-mail. Click "Next"

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  • Type in your e-mail address in lowercase and click "Next"

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  • Select "POP3" as your incoming mail server type. Type in the "Incoming and Outgoing" mail server names in lower case in the relevant spaces. Click "Next"

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  • Fill in your username your password. Note that the username and password are case-sensitive. Selecting "Remember password" is optional. Do not check "Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)." Click "Next"

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  • Click “Finish”
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