Your SmarterMail On the web: ACCESS and ManagE Your E-MAIL WITH A WEB BROWSER
If you have a SmarterMail email server with your web site from Etherjazz you can access your e-mail using a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. This feature accesses yourmail server directly via a browser interface.
Some clients like the flexibility of using web-based e-mail all the time. Others may find times when they are away from their regular computer but would like to check their mail.
If you normally use a e-mail program to access your mail
If you normally use a e-mail program to get your mail, you can still use the web browser method described here. This can be very handy if you are away from your office and need to access your e-mail. However, you should be aware of a few precautions:
- When you use the browser method to access your mail, you are interacting directly with the mail server. If you should delete messages from your Inbox while there, you will NOT be able to download them later using your client e-mail program. They will be permanently lost.
- Similarly, if you send messages while using the browser interface, you will NOT see any record of the sent messages in your client e-mail program later.
- Any contacts you set up with the browser interface will NOT be shared with your e-mail client program.
- Any spam filtering you have installed to work with your client e-mail program will NOT function with the browser interface.
Here's how to access your mail account using a browser:
1. Get onto the Internet using any browser that is available.
Then go to this web site. Be sure to bookmark this page to add it to your favorites. The link below is an example showing what it would be for the domain name "MYDOMAIN.COM." For your web site, replace this with your domain name.
SmarterMail Web Access Link: http://mail.MYdomain.com
You will see the login screen shown below.
2. Enter your e-mail address and password.
Enter your e-mail address in the Email Address field and your password
in the Password field.
3. View your Inbox
After you have logged in, you will see your main screen as shown below.
Upon logging in to SmarterMail for the first time, you may be prompted to enter your time zone. Fill in these fields, and then you will see the "My Today Page." This page provides is divided into five sections and gives users an at-a-glance view of their account. You can click on the links under "My Today Page" to view your inbox, deleted items and other mail-related pages.
Caution: If you normally access your e-mail from a client e-mail program (like Outlook or Outlook Express), please use caution when you access your mail with a browser. See notes above.
4. Left-Hand Navigation
The purpose of each of the navigation icons on the page is shown below.
5. Composing messages
To compose a new message, click on the New Icon in the panel on the left. This icon lets you create a new message, contact, appointment, task or note. To create a new e-mail message, select "Message" from the fly-out menu.
6. Mailbox Administration
To administer your mailbox, click on the Settings icon located near the bottom of the left-hand set of icons. This will display the Account Settings page. On this page you will see a set of tabs can change User Settings, Webmail Settings, administer
all the details of your mailbox here.
To change your password, use the "New Password" and "Confirm Password" fields in the User section of the form. Note: Passwords must be at least 5 characters long and must contain at least one number.
7. Other Features
The SmarterMail system also offers a variety of other useful features, including:
- A Contacts folder
- An online Calendar for appointments
- A Task Manager/To Do List
- A Note Taker
- An online Folder manager to let you organize mail
For online help at any time while you're using the browser e-mail system, click on the Help link in the upper right hand part of the screen. You will see a drop-down menu as shown below. Click on the "Online Help" link to see a full help system. If you have questions not addressed here or in the online help, please contact Etherjazz for assistance.
When you're done with the SmarterMail web access, be sure to logout. to close your
session. The logout link will appear when you click on the small down arrow to the right of your e-mail address located in the upper right part of the screen.