Configuring Mozilla

These instructions apply to Mozilla 1.0 - 1.7 (and are the same for Netscape).

Open Mozilla

Select Window and pull down to "Mail & Newsgroups"

Select Edit and pull down to "Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings"

Add Account

If you already have another e-mail account configured for Mozilla, you should see a window like the above. Select the "Add Account" option.

After you have clicked "Add Account" or if you did not already have an account configured, you will now see the first dialogue window that is part of the e-mail account creation "wizard". This is just a fancy name for "guided configuration tour".

You will be creating an e-mail account, so click on the highlighted arrow button.

Identity:

The Identity is as who and from where your outgoing e-mail will appear to be from. So, you should fill in your address@astro.berkeley.edu address.

Server Information

Make sure the type of incoming server you are using is selected as IMAP.
The incoming and outgoing server fields should be set to "calmail.berkeley.edu".

User Names

The incoming user name is another way of saying, "What is your username on calmail?".

Account Name

Short description of this account.

Select Edit and pull down to "Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings" (again)

If the account settings window is not visible now, bring it up.

Server Settings

Make sure that you are looking at the fields for "Server Settings". Under this list is "Use secure connection (SSL)". Once you've selected this option, you'll see the port number in the upper right switch to 993. Now select "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" on the left and then select the "SSL" radio button on the right. Note, the following snap shot was taken from a newer version of Netscape/Mozilla and obviously looks different, do not be alarmed.

Local Folders or Archives

Bring up the window for "Server settings" by selecting the Edit menu and pulling down to "Mail & Newsgroup Account Settings"

Next

Change the "Local Folders" line to the directory of your choice. Click OK when you are finished. You must now shut down Netscape completely. The e-mail client and all browser windows. Once you have restarted Netscape, you will be able to access the files already in the directory you set to be your "Local Folders". Your e-mail must be in the "mbox" format in the "Local Folders" directory for this to work. If you copy more mbox files into that directory, you will have to restart Netscape completely before it will pick them up.

That's it! You can now use your address@astro.berkeley.edu using Mozilla.

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