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How to setup a pop account and what to do if you get the message that the userid is already in use.

From the Plusmail Control panel located here:
http://put-your-domain-here.com/cgi-bin/plusmail

  1. select "User Manager"

  2. click on "Add User"

  3. You can then add the account. The screen loads for adding a POP account by default.
    After you establish the account, it takes about 5-10 minutes to become active.

If you get the message that the username is already taken, don't panic. There's an easy work-around. You share the server with other domains. Each users, Telnet, FTP or Email is setup as a user on the server. So recieving the message:

"The userid you requested is already in use by someone on this server, please select another."

Just means that the USERID is already taken by another domain. A user name can only be used ONCE per server. If this is a name such as "sales" you can use a redirect that will make the name valid and just redirect email to a valid POP box.

In other words, you can setup a pop account of sales5@yourdomain.com and then setup a redirect that forwards all email sent to sales@yourdomain.com to sales5@yourdomain.com and as long as you have your email program is setup to show the return address of sales@yourdomain.com then your customers shouldn't ever even know the difference.


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