Mac OSX Entourage

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Entourage Setup in Mac OS X

This tutorial will show you how to set up a new mail account in Entourage for OS X using the Account Setup Assistant.

Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Accounts"

Click on the Tools menu and select Accounts.

In the "Accounts" window which appears, click on "New" and select "Mail"

Entourage Accounts Window

In the first "Account Setup Assistant" window, enter your name in the field provided. Then, click the right arrow to continue.

Enter your name as you would like it to appear.

Next, place a dot in "I already have an e-mail address that I'd like to use" and enter your Sonic.net email address in the field provided. Then, Press the right arrow to continue.

Enter your Sonic.net e-mail address.

Next, select "POP" from the pulldown menu, as your incoming mail server is a POP server. Then, enter in the incoming mail server and outgoing (SMTP) mail server names:
  • Incoming mail server: pop.sonic.net
  • Outgoing mail server: mail.sonic.net
Then, click the right arrow to continue.

Specify the incoming and outgoing mail server names.

Enter your Sonic.net username and password in the fields provided. If you would like to save your password so that you do not have to enter it each time you check your mail, do so now. When you are finished, click the right arrow to continue.

Enter Account ID and Password

Enter a name that Entourage can use for this group of account settings, and click "Finish." If you'd like this account to be included in the Send & Receive All schedule, check the box marked as such.

Press Finish and you are done

That's it! For more information about Entourage, please see the Help documentation found within the program. Back to the Macintosh setup guides.

Entourage Settings in Mac OS X

This tutorial will show you how to change the account settings for a POP3 account in Entourage for Mac OS X.

Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Accounts"

Click on the Tools menu and select Accounts.

In the "Accounts" window which appears, Select your email account and click on the "Edit" button.

Entourage Accounts Window

You will be presented with the "Account Settings" window.
  • "Account name" is the name by which Entourage refers to these settings.
  • "Include this account in my 'Send & Receive All' schedule" should be checked if you want Entourage to check for new messages from this account when you click "Send/Receive"
  • "Name" is your name as you would like it to appaer when you send email.
  • "E-mail address" is your Sonic.net address.
  • "Account ID" is your Sonic.net username.
  • "POP server" is "pop.sonic.net."
  • "Password" is your Sonic.net password.
  • If you'd like Entourage to remember your password, check the box labeled "Save password in Mac OS keychain."
  • "SMTP server" is "mail.sonic.net."

Edit Account Settings manually.

If you'd like to use advanced receiving options, click on "Click here for advanced receiving options."
  • If you'd like to connect via SSL to pop.sonic.net, to prevent your password from being passed across a network in plain text, check the first box.
  • Normally, the default POP port is 110. With SSL enabled, the program should use 995.
  • Sonic.net does not use Secure Password Authentication, so leave the third box unchecked.

Advanced receiving options

If you'd like to use advanced sending options, click on "Click here for advanced sending options" in the "Account Settings" tab.
  • If you'd like to send mail through mail.sonic.net while you're not actually connected to the Internet via Sonic.net, you can do so by checking the box labeled "SMTP server requires authentication" and either use the same settings as the receiving mail server, or enter them in the appropriate fields.

Advanced sending options

Click on the "Account Options" tab to set some extra account options.
  • "Default Signature" is used for specifying a signature.
  • "Additional headers" can be used to add your own custom headers to each email you send.
  • "Partially receive messages over XX KB" can be used to keep messages over a certain size from downloading when you check the mail.
  • "Leave a copy of each message on the server" is what you should use to do exactly that. Keeping mail on the mail server generally can be abusive of Sonic.net system resouces.
  • "Delete messages from the server after XX days" will allow you to have mail deleted after a set number of days. Sonic.net recommends between 7 and 10, if at all.
  • "Delete messages from the server after they are deleted from this computer" means that after you delete a message off of your computer, the next time you check this account for new messages, the message you deleted from Entourage will be deleted from the mail server.
  • "Get all messages left on server" will delete all messages on the mail server which have already been downloaded to Entourage in the past.
  • "Allow Online Access" does exactly that. It lets you view your messages on the mail server before you actually download them to your computer.
  • Account Options tab

That's it, you're done! Just press "Ok" to exit the settings window. For more information about Entourage, please see the help documentation found within the program. Back to the Macintosh setup guides.

Entourage Newsgroup Setup in Mac OS X

This tutorial will show you how to setup a Newsgroup account in Entourage for Mac OS X.

Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Accounts"

Click on the Tools menu and select Accounts.

In the "Accounts" window which appears, Click on the "News" tab, and click on the "new" button.

Entourage Accounts Window

In the window which appears, Type an organization if you would like to do so, and press the right arrow to continue.

Enter the name of your organization, if any.

The "News (NNTP) server" is news.sonic.net. Sonic.net only requires you to log onto news.sonic.net if you are accessing the server from an outside network. Once you've entered this, press the right arrow to continue.

Enter the NNTP server name.

Enter a name by which Entourage can refer to these account settings. Press "Finish" when you are through.

Advanced sending options

That's it, you're done! For more information about Entourage, please see the help documentation found within the program. Back to the Macintosh setup guides.


Remove Mail from the Mail Server with Entourage on Mac OS X

This tutorial will show you how to set Entourage to remove mail from the mail server.

Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Accounts"

Click on the Tools menu and select Accounts.

In the accounts window which appears, select your email account and press the "Edit" account button.

Entourage Accounts Window

In the window which appears, click on the tab labeled "Account Options." Press the button labeled "Get all messages left on server," and then uncheck the box labeled "Leave a copy of each message on the server."

Remove the mail from the server and uncheck the box

That's it, you're done! Just press "Ok" to exit the account options window.