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<H2><A NAME="s2">2. Quick-guide to mail setup</A></H2>
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.1">2.1 Setup for reading your Unix mailbox in a hurry</A>
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<LI>In the configuration menu, select "Create new account".</LI>
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<LI>In the 
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 tab, name the account. You can select this account to be the default account ("Usually used").</LI>
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<LI>Enter your name and e-mail address.</LI>
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<LI>To select your local unix mailbox, in the Protocol box you select "None (local)".</LI>
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<LI>When you select this option, the "Server for receiving" is greyed out, since this is not relevant. You can enter the server to send (SMTP) in this tab also.</LI>
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Settings in the remaining tabs can usually be left at default values.
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<P>The 
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 tab is not used in this setup, since you are not polling a server, your mail is delivered to you.
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 tab you can select headers and SMTP authentication.
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 tab you can define your signature file.
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 tab you can edit the portnumbers for the servers you will be using. This normally will need no change.
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<P>This is basically everything you need to start using Sylpheed for local mailboxes. You can select "Message -> receive new mail" or press the 
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 and see if there is new mail!
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.2">2.2 Setup for reading POP3 mail in a hurry</A>
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<LI>In the configuration menu, select "Create new account".</LI>
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 tab, name the account. You can select this account to be the default account ("Usually used").</LI>
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<LI>Enter your name and e-mail address.</LI>
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<LI>To check your POP3 mail, in the Protocol box you select "POP3 (normal)".</LI>
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<LI>Enter the server information for "Server for receiving". You can then enter the server to send (SMTP) in this tab.</LI>
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 tab you can select headers and SMTP authentication.
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 tab you can edit the portnumbers for the servers you will be using. This normally will need no change.
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<P>This is basically everything you need to start using Sylpheed for POP3 mailsystems. You select "Message -> receive new mail" or press the 
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 and see if there is new mail!
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