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Chapter�17.�Getting Started with Email

Daniel Naber

David Rugge

KDE features a powerful and easy-to-use email client called KMail, which allows you to send, receive, and organize your email quickly and efficiently. Let us look at how to set it up. If you have any problems with this procedure, refer to the full KMail manual.

Information you will need before you start

Many email settings can vary greatly depending on the setup of your system, your ISP's configuration, or your local network setup. You will need to find out some information before you can start setting up your email:

Your email address

This should be provided by your ISP or system administrator.

Your username and password for your email account

The username is often the same as the part before the “@” symbol in your email address, but not always: check with your ISP.

Your outgoing email (SMTP) server name and details

Again, your ISP should have provided you with this information. If not, you can try the form smtp. your-isp-name .com.

Your incoming email (IMAP or POP) server name and details

If you do not have this information to hand, you can try imap. your-isp-name .com for IMAP or pop. your-isp-name .com if you use POP3.

Once you have that information, you are ready to start setting up KMail. Open KMail from the K menu (you can find it in the Internet submenu, or use one of the methods described in the section called “Launching Programs”.) Once KMail has opened, select the menu entry Settings -> Configure KMail... . The next sections describe how to use the dialog that appears to set up KMail.

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