Using The Setup Wizard
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Using the Setup Wizard  

The first time you run ChoiceMail, the Setup wizard runs automatically. You can also run this wizard by choosing Run Setup Wizard from the Options menu.  

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1.Be sure you know both your username and the password you use to access your email accounts. If you do not have this information handy, you will be unable to access your email messages as you will not be able to configure ChoiceMail One without this information. Click Next to continue.  
   
watchoutNote: Make certain you've closed your email application before you run the Setup wizard. If you do not close your email application, ChoiceMail will not be able to change the necessary account settings. This is CRITICAL!  
     
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2.You can import your existing email accounts from Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Eudora, or Outlook. Click the appropriate radio button. If you're using a different email application or an older version of these applications, click the Manual radio button. For manual configuration instructions, please visit the following web page on our website Manual Configuration for Other Email programs.  
 
Note: Be aware that Outlook and Outlook Express are completely different applications – make sure you choose the correct email application.  
 
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4.If you're importing accounts from your email application, you can select which email accounts you want ChoiceMail One to protect from spam. Select an account in the left box and click the Add button to include it in the list of protected accounts. Select an account in the right box and click the Remove button to remove it from the list of protected accounts.  
When you've finished selecting accounts, click Next.  
 
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5. If you imported your existing accounts, ChoiceMail One can test the POP3 servers for you – skip to step 6.  
If you're manually entering your email accounts, you can access them one at a time and check them. You may need to know the passwords as well.  
You need to test each account to make sure it is working. Click the Test button and ChoiceMail One will attempt to log in to the account. After a short delay, a dialog displays, indicating success or failure. If ChoiceMail One cannot verify the connection, make sure that all your settings are correct and that you've typed in the correct password.  
 
Note: If you are unable to verify one of your accounts no matter what you do, it may simply be the case that that account is one that you no longer use and was just dormant in your email application. In this case, just delete or exclude that account to bypass ChoiceMail One's testing. You can always add new POP3 accounts later. Deleting an account does not remove it from your email application. Rather, it just tells ChoiceMail not to include that account in its processing.  
 
This dialog displays when ChoiceMail One successfully connects to your POP server. Click OK after you have read it. If you have more than one POP3 account, ChoiceMail One will offer you the next account for you to test.  
 
Once you have configured all your existing POP accounts, it's time to configure the settings for your outgoing (SMTP) mail server. Click Next.  
 
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6.You now need to verify your outgoing email SMTP servers, regardless of whether you imported your email accounts or entered them manually. ChoiceMail One should have retrieved any SMTP servers associated with the accounts found in your email application. If for some reason ChoiceMail One was unable to retrieve any SMTP accounts, click the Add New button and add one manually. If you don't know the name of your SMTP server, you will need to contact your ISP.  
 
Unlike the POP3 dialog, you don't actually need to verify that all your SMTP servers are correct. In many cases, it's not actually possible to verify a particular SMTP server unless you are directly connected to the ISP that owns that server. Therefore, as long as you have selected one SMTP server that works, you are good to go. You can always add other SMTP servers later, if you wish.  
 
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Click the Test button to test the connection to the SMTP server. A message displays if the connection is verified. If ChoiceMail One was not able to verify the connection, recheck all your settings, including your password. Consider case as well.  
When you've finished testing your SMTP servers, click Next.  
 
 
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7.   If you have more than one email address that is forwarded to an email account, you must tell ChoiceMail One about the other email addresses, so the messages can pass through to your email application. For example, you might have an address at myname@mydomain.com that gets forwarded to your regular email account. Or some people use an account at a college alumni association that gets forwarded.  
   You should also tell ChoiceMail One about any mailing lists to which you subscribe. Some mailing lists send out messages from a variety of sender addresses. By defining your mailing lists when you start using ChoiceMail One, all the messages from the list will be automatically passed through to your email application, rather than staying in the Unknown Senders list. ChoiceMail One does recognize that a message came from a mailing list server and never sends a registration request back.  
   Click Next.  
     
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8.   The final wizard window displays a list of accounts that have been setup for you. Click the Finish button. This completes the ChoiceMail One server portion of the configuration process. You will now be prompted to import your email addresses (contact list).  
      
         
watchoutNote: If you are running a software firewall such as ZoneAlarm or BlackIce Defender, the firewall may pop up a dialog telling you that ChoiceMail One wants to be allowed to be a server and/or to be allowed to connect to the Internet. You MUST grant this permission. Otherwise ChoiceMail One will be unable to function. If there is an option to give ChoiceMail One permission permanently, you should set that option as well.