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PC Eudora Pro 4 Configuration and Use Instructions


Step 0 -- Before you begin

You will need to know the following information when you configure Eudora:

NOTE: if you have a Biomed, Medical School, or other type of email account, enter your username on that system. NOTE: if you have a Biomed account, enter "biomed.med.yale.edu", if you have a Medical School email account, enter "email.med.yale.edu", and if you have some other email account get in touch with your System Administrator to find out the correct POP mail settings. NOTE 1: If you are using a non-Yale ISP (such as AOL, Compuserve, etc.) you will not be able to use "mail.yale.edu". Check with your ISP to find the address of an SMTP server you can use.

NOTE 2: If you have a Biomed or Medical School email account, enter "smtp.med.yale.edu".

Step 1 -- Start Eudora and begin configuring

To start Eudora, find "Email and Personal Accounts" under "Programs" in your Start Menu. Click on "Eudora".

The first time you run Eudora, you should see the New Account Wizard, which walks you through some of the basic configurations for Eudora. Using the information provided in Step 0, follow the on-screen instructions. Once the wizard has finished, select "Options" from the "Tools" menu, click the "Incoming Mail" icon in the "Category" column at the left, then proceed with Step 2.

If you don't see the wizard, or if you want to change previously existing settings, select "Options" from the "Tools" menu, then click the "Getting Started" icon in the "Category" column at the left. Using the information provided in Step 0, enter the appropriate settings. Then click on the "Checking Mail" icon, enter the settings for "Mail Server" and "Login Name", and proceed to Step 2

Step 2 -- Further Configurations

There are several more things you will need to configure before Eudora is ready to use. How you configure Eudora depends primarily on from where and from how many machines you check your mail. We have a set of standard configurations; if you don't fit any of the descriptions below, email us at iic@yale.edu and we'll help you figure out what your settings should be.

NOTE: to use the Kerberos authentication style, you must have a Pantheon account. Also, you must install the a version of Eudora that includes the necessary Keberos software. The most recent version of Eudora available at http://www.yale.edu/acs/software/ and the version that comes with 1998 of the Dial-Up Networking software both include the necessary software. If you do not have one of these versions, or if you have a non-Pantheon email account, you will have to use the Passwords authentication style.
Incoming Mail (click on the "Incoming Mail" icon) You should pick one machine, the one you use most often, as your "Master" machine; all others should be "Slave" machines. The configurations below will ensure that the "Master" machine will always have a complete copy of all your mail. The "Slave" machine(s) should normally also have a complete copy unless you don't use it/them to check mail very often. Sending Mail (click on the "Sending Mail" icon) Kerberos (scroll down, then click on the "Kerberos" icon) Miscellaneous (scroll down, then click on the "Miscellaneous" icon) Click "Ok" to close the "Options" window. Eudora should now be configured correctly. Note that the settings above are recommended settings and unless you really know what you're doing you shouldn't change them.

Step 3 -- Using Eudora Pro

If you have questions about using Eudora Pro, try selecting "Topics" from the Help menu. Click on the "Contents" tab, then double-click on "How To". You should then see a list of basic topics; just about everything you need to know is available here. If you don't find what you're looking for, try clicking on "Index" for an alphabetical list of topics, or on "Find" to search for your topic.

Special note for "Slave" machines:

Normally Eudora keeps a copy of all outgoing mail. However, a message sent from the "Slave" machine will not automatically appear on the "Master" machine. If you want a copy of the outgoing mail to be automatically sent to you so you can save it on the "Master" machine, you will need to create Stationery that contains your email address on the "BCC:" line. For details on how to create Stationery, see Eudora's Help menu (look under Topics -- Contents -- How To -- Create Messages).
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