Use lasqueti.ca e-mail system

LIAS provides an e-mail service for it's members on the lasqueti.ca domain.  Please contact LIAS for more information about obtaining a lasqueti.ca e-mail account.

The document attached below provides a general overview of how the e-mail system works, which will allow you to be more effective when configuring and using your e-mail client program.

Below are the basic configuration instructions for using the LIAS lasqueti.ca e-mail system:

User Name / Mailbox / Login Id vs. e-mail address:

  • Your e-mail address is something like:  trematon [at] lasqueti [dot] ca
    This is the address others will use to send email to you - it is your public address
     
  • You Mailbox (also called your user name or login id) is something like: trematon_lasqueti_ca
    Notice the underscores!! It is similar, but not the same as your email address.
    This is your private user name on lasqueti.ca's mail server - it is used only by you, to "authenticate", or log in (so your can retrieve and send mail using your personal mailbox on our mail servers).

Instructions for changing your password:

You can change your e-mail password on the web at:  https://panel.webfaction.com/change_mail_password/create
Supply your mailbox name (this is your username / login id, NOT your e-mail address) and password, and select a new p/w you can remember.

Instructions for using webmail:

You can use webmail to check and send mail when away from your home computer:

  • visit: http://webmail.lasqueti.ca
  • Login using your mailbox name and p/w.
  • Be sure configure your "identity" the first time you log in to webmail

For complete documentation on using the webmail service, see:
http://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/email.html#webmail

Instructions for configuring e-mail client:

Your "email client" is the program used to read and send e-mail.  On Mac, this is called "Mail";  on Windows, I recommend you use Thunderbird (see notes about Outlook below).  Please see the attached document below if you want a better understanding of what these terms mean and how the e-mail system works.

Use your mail client program to create an "account" for your new e-mail address - you will need your

  • e-mail address  (e.g., trematon [at] lasqueti [dot] ca)
  • mailbox name  (may be called username or login id; e.g., tremator_lasqueti_ca), and
  • p/w  (your e-mail password - same one as used to access webmail above)

in addition to the information below to specify your incoming and outgoing mail servers.

 Incoming Mail Server (POP) :     mail.webfaction.com  
    (port 110 for normal access, 995 for SSL)
     *** The POP server requires authentication using your user name and p/w

- Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):  I recommend configuring 2 outgoing servers (if possible) - use the Webfaction server as the default.

    -- WEBFACTION:    smtp.webfaction.com   
       (port 465 for SSL access - recommended)
        Authentication:  "Use user name and password"  (mailbox name / password as above) 
 

When you send or receive e-mail the first time, your mail client will ask for you p/w if there was not a place to enter it in the account configuration screen.

For complete documentation, including step-by-step tutorial on configuring your mail client, please see:
MAC users: https://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/email_clients/osx.html
WINDOWS users: https://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/email_clients/windows.html
GMAIL / Outlook users: https://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/email_clients/web.html
Mobile phone / tablet users: https://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/email_clients/mobile.html

Note to Windows Users:  Don't use Outlook or Outlook Express!!!!
This is based on years of experience with this tool and the havoc it can create.  Most e-mail viruses target Outlook because of its wide spread use and Microsoft's notorious security lapses.
I ***highly*** recommend that you select a different e-mail client.  I have used Thunderbird ( http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/ )- it is open-source, freely available, popular, easy to use, well tested, and has good security.  I have been quite happy with it and personally I think it is a better designed piece of software. 
I needed to say that, but if you must go on using Outlook, I promise not to hold it against you ;-)
 

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