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I2027: Set up Netscape and Netscape email
Summary
Product: FreeProxy
Versions: FreeProxyClient V3.5 onwards
Note: 2027
Date reported: 19 November 2003

Issue Detail
How do I set up Netscape and Netscape email

Solution
To set up email you MUST first set up the Netscape browsers as well.

There are 3 steps
  1. Set up FreeProxy
  2. Set up Netscape preferences
  3. Set up Netscape email client.

Set up FreeProxy

You need to set up 3 Ports.

Set up the Internet proxy port
You may already have this set up in which case ignore this and go to the next port. These are the basic settings (you may have more).


Set up the POP proxy
Again, ignore this if you have already set this up. Check your settings and read the notes below.

The important information to note here is:
  • The POP Server is the pop server at your ISP. Note that FreeProxy connects to your POP server and not the email client. Of course, don't type in 'pop.choro.net' here but rather the POP server name of your ISP
  • Use local binding: Very important to ensure security. Again, use the value on your PC and select the address of the local LAN (not the ISP address)
  • Use any additional settings you may require. To set it up, try initially with only these basic settings

Set up the SMTP proxy
Again, ignore this if you have already set this up. Check your settings and read the notes below.

The important information to note here is:
  • The SMTP Server is the server at your ISP. Note that FreeProxy connects to your SMTP server and not the email client. Of course, don't type in 'smtp.choro.net' here but rather the SMTP server name of your ISP
  • Use local binding: Very important to ensure security. Again, use the value on your PC and select the address of the local LAN (not the ISP address)
  • Use any additional settings you may require. To set it up, try initially with only these basic settings

Stop and restart FreeProxy
These settings only take effect once the proxy has been stopped and started.

Set up Netscape preferences

  • Start Netscape
  • Select Edit -> Preferences
  • Open the Advanced Category
  • Click on Proxies

Set up Proxy settings

Fill in the following information:
  • HTTP Proxy, SSL Proxy, FTP Proxy, Gopher Proxy each pointing to the server running FreeProxy. Use a hostname or IP Address. In this example the hostname of S1 is used. Use your own server name here (the one running FreeProxy) and the port defined as the client port in FreeProxy
  • You can input a SOCKs proxy if required (select SOCKS v5 if you do).
  • The next option is VERY IMPORTANT. In the field "No Proxy for" you MUST fill in at least the following:
    • Localhost
    • 127.0.0.1
    • the name of the proxy server running FreeProxy (in the example above "S1" is used - fill in yours)
    • the IP address of the proxy server (in the example above, 192.168.100.1 has been used - fill in the IP address of your proxy server)
    if you don't fill in these addresses, Netscape will attempt to proxy ALL traffic including email.
    DOUBLE CHECK THESE SETTINGS.

Set up HTTP preferences
  • Click on HTTP Networking


Fill in the options exactly as shown above
  • Press OK to save the settings

Set up Netscape email client

From Netscape select the email icon or select the email icon from the task bar.

From within Netscape email, select "Mail and Newsgroups Account Settings..."

Set up the SMTP server
  • Click on Outgoing server (SMTP)


Fill in the following:
  • The server name is the name of the computer running FreeProxy. DON'T FILL IN YOUR ISP's SMTP SERVER HERE. In the example, S1 is used. Substitute this with the name of your FreeProxy server
  • Port 25 is the default. Use the same port number as the SMTP client port in FreeProxy
  • Press OK to save

Add a new POP account
  • Select "Add Account..."


  • Press Next


  • Fill in your name and email address as described in the dialog box. Read the description of fields
  • Press Next


  • Select POP
  • The Incoming Server name is the name of the computer running FreeProxy. DON'T FILL IN YOUR ISP's POP SERVER HERE. In the example, S1 is used. Substitute this with the name of your FreeProxy server
  • Press Next


  • Fill in your user name as provided to you by your ISP. (This is not your name but your username or userid). At this stage there is no space for a password. Your password will be requested when you connect
  • Press Next


  • Fill in the name of the account. This is only for display purposes and you will see this name being displayed in the client. Its not the name your email recipients will see. Your name for email purposes was entered earlier
  • Press Next

  • Check the values
  • If OK, press Finish


Note the name of the account is displayed together with the information you have entered so far
  • Press OK to save

Retrieve messages
From the menu select
  • File -> Get New Messages


  • Fill in the password of the POP account
  • Press OK

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