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How do I send and receive email?

You can send and receive email by using NCF WebMail or a Mail Reader in your computer.

Using NCF WebMail is the simpliest way to send and receive mail; it doesn't require any setup. All it takes is a Web browser connected to the internet, and you can read, write and send email anywhere in the world. With WebMail your email stays on the NCF computer.

Most people prefer to use a Mail Reader on their computers to access their email at home because of the following benefits:

  • you can connect to the NCF and download your latest email on your hard disk. The emails

can then be read later offline.

  • you can compose your messages/replies offline and send them later when you connect to the internet.
  • it is usually faster than WebMail as you don't have to wait for the WebMail browser window to refresh each time you read/compose an email.

Some names of Mail Readers are Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora, Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express (Outlook Express is part of the Internet Explorer download from Microsoft), and Pegasus.

If you don't have a Mail Reader, you may download a copy at no cost at the manufacturer's website. Once it is installed on your computer, you need to configure it so it knows where to retrieve/send your email from/to.

How do I set up my Mail Reader?

It takes some effort to set up a mail reader (which is on your own computer), but you only have to do once.

Here are step by step instructions to configure:

Microsoft Outlook Express
Mozilla Thunderbird
Apple Mail
Pegasus Mail
Eudora Mail
Netscape Mail

What is Webmail?

NCF Webmail works in a browser, letting you compose, send, receive, and manage your email using any browser. It is the easiest way to send and receive email while you are away from home. Your mail stays on the NCF's mail server; all you need is a web browser and connection to the Internet.</P> You can use WebMail by going to your personalized StartPage and clicking on 'Get your NCF WebMail'.

NCF's Webmail uses popup windows when composing a new message or when replying or forwarding a message. Some browsers have popup blockers that need to be told to allow popups for Webmail -- click here for information on enabling pop-ups.

How do I customize my SpamFilter?

You can view or change your SpamFilter settings by going to your personalized StartPage, and clicking on 'Set SpamFilter options' under 'Your NCF Account'.

While you are on that page, you might want to read about how SpamFilter works (by clicking on 'Intro') and the Frequently Asked Questions on customizing your SpamFilter (by clicking on 'FAQ').