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Do You Know Your Email Settings ?

If you have ever had to configure an email account after reinstalling or when something goes wrong , do you know your settings to streamline the process.

hate to say this but most people do not.

Email settings from providers can and do change sometimes as with Telstra at the moment who are transitioning people over to a new platform ( a much better platform by the way ) .

So what do you need to know ?

  • Your email password
  • Incoming mail server 
  • Outgoing mail server 
  • IMAP or POP account 
  • Is it SSL
  • Incoming Port
  • Outgoing Port

Just to name a few , so when you have set it up , take a photo of your settings with your smartphone and for your smartphone / tablets email settings  , take a screenshot.

Then if your email stops working or you have to reload your account on your current device or on a new device then you will be prepared. 

Settings can be found on most major ISP websites.

 

 

 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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