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Use Different Outgoing and Incoming Mail Servers with Eudora 5.1 (Macintosh)

Mail accounts in Eudora are based on entities called Personalities.  Each personality contains an Incoming Mail (POP) server, an Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server, and one username/password combination to be used on both accounts.  For situations in which the username/password combination are the same for Incoming Mail (POP) and Outgoing Mail (SMTP), a single Personality will suffice.

However, for situations in which the Incoming Mail (POP) and Outgoing Mail (SMTP) servers do NOT share the same username/password combination, a single Personality will not work.  Two Personalities are required to work with cases in which the Incoming Mail (POP) and Outgoing Mail (SMTP) servers do NOT share the same username/password combination.  These steps are outlined below:

Create the Personality used to Send Mail

Step 1.  Using the Window menu, select Personalities

This will open the Personalities window.

The <<Dominant>> personality is the default personality used by Eudora.  This personality will hold the account information needed to send mail.  (SMTP)

The Personalities window has a group of four icons in the lower left-hand column.  However, until a personality is selected, none of the icons will be enabled.

Step 2.  Select the <<Dominant>> personality in the Personalities window and select the right-most icon at the bottom of the window.

This will open the Settings window with the Personalities category selected on the left side.

Step 3.  Change the Personalities information for the <<Dominant>> personality.

Enter the information in the Settings window as follows:

Checking Mail

Item Value
Username: enter your Outgoing Mail (SMTP) username
Mail Server enter your Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server
Check mail every 5 minutes uncheck
Check mail on manual checks uncheck

Sending Mail

Item Value
Real name enter your Real Name
SMTP Server: enter your Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server
Return Address enter your email address
Send mail whenever sends are done check
Allow authorization check

This completes the <<Dominant>> personality setup.  Now a personality will be created to handle incoming mail.

Create the Personality used to Retrieve Mail

Step 4.  Click the "New" button to create a new personality.  Name the personality "Retrieving" as in the image.

Enter the information in the Settings window for the Retrieving personality as follows:

Checking Mail

Item Value
Username: enter your Incoming Mail (POP) username
Mail Server enter your Incoming Mail (POP) server
Check mail every 5 minutes check
Check mail on manual checks check

Sending Mail

Item Value
Real name enter your Real Name
SMTP Server: enter your Incoming Mail (POP) server
Return Address enter your email address
Send mail whenever sends are done keep current setting
Allow authorization keep current setting

This completes the Retrieving personality setup.

SSL Configuration for POP/IMAP and SMTP

In order for Eudora to work with the Exchange 2000 server, SSL (secure sockets layer) technology must be used by POP/IMAP email programs.  The following screen shows the settings to use for SSL when connecting to the Exchange 2000 server.

Step 5.  Scroll downward in the left pane of the Settings window and select SSL.  The settings to use are as follows:
  • POP - Required (Alternate Port)
  • SMTP - Required (TLS)
  • IMAP - Required (Alternate Port)

With a personality (<<Dominant>>) used only to send mail and a personality (Retrieving) used only to retrieve mail, use a filter to use both personalities together.

Set up a Filter to Use Personalities

Step 6.  Using the Window menu, select Filters to open the Filters window.

When the Filters window opens, there should be no filters installed, so the Filters tab on the Filters window will be disabled.

Step 7.  Create a new filter by clicking the "New" button.

This action will start the creation of a filter which will use the <<Dominant>> and Retrieving profiles together to send and retrieve mail.

Step 8.  Make the changes to the Filters window as illustrated.

The settings to be made to the Match section of the Filters window are as follows:

Field (Match Section) Value
Incoming check
Outgoing uncheck
Manual check
Header select <<Personality>> from drop-down list
List box below and to the left of "Header" change to "is" from "Contains"
Textbox adjacent to the "is" list box type "Retrieving"

The settings to be made to the Actions section of the Filters window are as follows:

Field (Actions Section) Value
Top drop-down list change to "Make Personality"
Drop-down list next to "Make Personality" select <<Dominant>> from drop-down list
Drop-down list immediately below "Make Personality" select "Skip Rest"

After closing the Filters window, a prompt will appear to save the profile.

Step 9.  Click the "Save" button to save the filter.

After the Filter is saved, Eudora will be able to use different Incoming and Outgoing mail servers at the same time.

NOTE:  Whenever the program is started, you will be prompted to enter your SMTP password the first time you send email and you will be prompted to enter your POP password the first time you retrieve email.