CGC Internet E-Mail Setup For Outgoing Mail

Dial-Up Computers

 

In order to prevent unauthorized usage of the CGC E-mail Server for relaying undesirable messages, we are implementing changes in the setup of the server.  This may require a change on some computers that use dial-up or consumer DSL or Cable Modem to make their connection to the Internet.

 

NOTE:  this change does not apply to computers on networks within CGC plants that connect to the Internet via some type of ‘always on’ connection such as a T1 or business DSL, as long as this connection utilizes a static IP address for the plant router.  However, people who use laptops on such a network, and also do dial-up or another connection type when away from the plant network should review these steps.

 

For people using dial-up or some type of consumer broadband connection to the Internet, where the IP address assigned to the computer will change from one session to the next, it may be necessary to change the Outgoing Mail Server (sometimes called the SMTP Server) listed in your mail software.  For such connections, it will be necessary to route mail through the mail server of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).  The following sections will describe the changes to make, depending on the specific system in use.

 

Please note that some screens may appear slightly different on your system, depending on your operating system and exact version of e-mail software.

 

If after you read this document you are unclear about what steps to take, please do nothing other than calling CGC Staff and talking to Bob Troy or Barry Kroggel about what to do.


Outlook 97

 

In order to change the Outgoing Mail Server, open Outlook, select Tools – Services…, highlight your Internet E-mail listing, and select Properties:

 

 

Select the Server tab to reach the desired page:

 

 

If the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server is listed as smtp.containergraphics.com, it must be changed to the mail server of your ISP.  (See the list at the end of this document for some popular ISP’s and their mail servers.)  After the change is made, click OK to close the open windows, then close and restart Outlook to activate the change.


Outlook 2000/XP

 

(NOTE:  depending on your version of this software, these screens may appear different, but the basic operations are either as described below, or as described under Outlook 97.)

 

In order to change the Outgoing Mail Server, open Outlook, select Tools – Accounts… If asked, indicate you want to change an account:

 

 

Next, depending on your version, highlight your Internet E-mail listing, and select either Properties:

 

 

after which the windows appear as in Outlook 97, or select Change…:

 

 

If the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) is listed as smtp.containergraphics.com, it must be changed to the mail server of your ISP.  (See the list at the end of this document for some popular ISP’s and their mail servers.)  After the change is made, click Next> to close this window, then Finish to complete the change.  If the software so indicates, restart Outlook

 

 

 

 

 

Outlook Express

 

The screens for Outlook Express also vary depending on version, but will be some combination of those shown in the previous sections.  The important point is to be sure the Outgoing Mail Server is set to the requirements of the ISP.

 

 

Eudora Mail

 

Select Tools – Options… and find the Sending Mail category.  If the SMTP server is listed as smtp.containergraphics.com, it must be changed to the mail server of your ISP.  (See the list at the end of this document for some popular ISP’s and their mail servers.)  After the change is made, click OK to close this window.  If the software so indicates, restart Eudora

 

 

 

ISP’s And Mail Servers

 

Here are a few ISP’s and their Mail Servers.  We will add to this list as needed.

 

GlobalCrossing

smtp.globalcrossing.net

Frontier

smtp.frontiernet.net

Mindspring      

mail.mindspring.com

Earthlink

mail.earthlink.net

PSINet

smtp.psinet.com

           

                       

           

                       

 


Laptop Users

 

If you are using a laptop both on-site and off-site, you need to be aware of this issue.  You have a couple options, depending on your software.  For Outlook 97, Outlook Express and Eudora, you probably need to change the Outgoing Mail Server back and forth between your ISP’s mail server and smtp.containergraphics.com as you come and go from the network.  If you are using Outlook 2000 or Outlook XP, you can set up an additional mail account for off-site work, leaving the existing account for when you are on the network.  Then from the Tools - E-mail Accounts page, you can set one or the other as the active default, depending on where you are at the time.

 

 

 

Last revised 8/23/2002