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eMail in Snow Leopard

My new iMac will be arriving soon and I have a mail question. I am discontinuing my .Mac account and would like to use my Verizon account as my mailing address. If I set up the Leopard mail account for Verizon, what will prevent mail from going directly to the Verizon page? I just can't forward the same address. (#_#)

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Nothing will stop mail from going directly

In reply to: eMail in Snow Leopard

to the Verizon page, that's where it always goes, at least to the Verizon Mail Server.

Your incoming mail arrives at the Verizon mail servers and waits for you to access it.
There are a couple of ways to do this.
1. You use your web browser, Safari/Firefox/Chrome/etc., and go to the Verizon web site. Once there, you supply your username and password and gain access to the Verizon mail server.
Your email address in this case is **********@verizon.com (or something similar)
2. You use an email client, MAIL, Thunderbird, Entourage, etc., and supply it with the necessary credentials, username, password, server address, etc..
When launched, the email client goes directly to the Verizon mail server, authenticates itself and then downloads any waiting email and displays it for you.
Your email address in this case is **********@verizon.com (or something similar)

You will not be setting up a "Leopard mail account", you will be setting up an email client to read your Verizon mail

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eMail in Snow Leopard

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I do read my Verizon mail at Verizon, plus webmail at FatCow. I have a Gmail account which I don't use. However, I like the Mac Mail program the best. Will the instructions you wrote enable me to use the Mac program (I am a little confused?) (*_*)

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The Mac Mail program

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is just that.
A program for sending/receiving/reading email with.

Set it up as described and you will be able to read your Verizon and FatCow mail with it.

You will need the setting for POP and SMTP from both Verizon and FatCow

Check their respective websites

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eMail in Snow Leopard

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One more question - Does the email from other programs remain on their sites, even though I read them on Mail?

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I'm a little confused

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But I'm going to say Yes.

Email from what "other programs"?

Other programs do not usually send email to you.

If you are referring to your other email accounts like Verizon, GMail, YahooMail, Hotmail and the like, then the answer is yes, they stay on their respective servers until you delete them


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Mail solved

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O.K.- I will visit my other mail sites and sweep them clean. Thanks again (*_*)

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