Adding a Eudora Mail Account

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This page explains how to use the "New Account Wizard" to add an email account to Eudora. It assumes that you've already followed the instructions to make the "New Account Wizard" window visible.

Before you continue, you should enter your email address (the address you want to set up in Eudora) in the box above. Entering your email address makes sure that the instructions below are correct.

1. Start with the first screen of the wizard.

Select Create a brand new email account, then click Next.

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2. The wizard asks for the Personality Name.

Enter your email address for the Personality Name, then click Next.

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3. The wizard asks for your Personal Information.

This is the name that other people will see when you send them email. It should be your real name, such as John Smith or Joan of Arc. Type your name, then click Next.

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4. The wizard asks for your Email Address.

Type your email address, then click Next. The address must be the email address of the POP mailbox you created in your account management control panel.

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5. The wizard asks for your User Name.

The "User Name" is the same as your email address. Type the "User Name", then click Next. The "User Name" must be the email address of the POP mailbox you created in your account management control panel.. (The user name must be all lowercase).

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6. The wizard asks for your Incoming Email Server.

Type mail.tigertech.net as the "Incoming Server", then click Next. (Leave the server type as "POP".)

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7. The wizard asks for your Outgoing Email Server.

Type mail.tigertech.net as the "Outgoing Server", then click Next. (Leave the "Allow authentication" box checked.)

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8. Close the wizard.

Click Finish to close the New Account Wizard.

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Although the wizard is finished, you need to make one more change to the account you just created to be able to send mail. Continue with the instructions below.

9. Open the Properties window of the new account.

Locate the address you just created in the "Persona" section of the main Eudora account window. (The "Persona" section is in the upper-left of the Eudora window; if you don't see it, choose Personalities from the Tools menu to make it visible.)

Right click on the account you just created and choose Properties from the menu that appears.

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10. The Account Settings window appears.

In the Generic Properties tab:

  • Make sure the Use relay personality, if defined checkbox is not checked
  • Change the Secure Sockets when Sending menu to Required, Alternate Port.
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(A note for advanced users: changing the outgoing mail port causes Eudora to send outgoing mail using SSL over port 465, which is the easiest way to work around any port 25 anti-spam blocking by your ISP.)

When you're finished with this screen, click OK.

Setup is complete

If you're using Eudora 6.2 or later, you're finished. Try sending a test message to yourself to make sure it works.

Additional step required for Eudora 6.1 and earlier

If you're using a version of Eudora older than 6.2, you may receive an error message asking for an SSL certificate. If so, please see our topic explaining how to add SSL certificates to older versions of Eudora.