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Email FAQ

  1. What are POP3 email accounts?
  2. DecaTech has spam blocking with its UNIX hosting plans - why do I still get spam?
  3. How do I send my outgoing email thru my domain (DecaTech's server)?
  4. How do I setup Gmail to receive my POP3 account?

  1. What are POP3 email accounts?

    See answer in web hosting FAQ.


  2. DecaTech has spam blocking with its UNIX hosting plans - why do I still get spam?

    While our spam blocking measures help, they are not a 100% measure. We do not want to ever inadvertantly block legitimate email from reaching you, which can happen when spam blocking efforts are too aggressive.

    We are constantly working to improve our spam blocking measures.


  3. How do I send my outgoing email thru my domain (DecaTech's server)?

    These instructions work for Outlook 2000 and Outlook Express. If you need specific instructions for a newer version of Outlook, please contact us.

    Go to Tools->Accounts.

    Find your DecaTech POP account and click on Properties.

    Go to the Servers tab.

    Near the bottom, make sure there is a checkmark where it says "My server requires authentication".

    Confirm with the Settings button that it is using the "same settings as your incoming mail server".

    In most cases you should now be able to send out email thru DecaTech's servers. If this does not work, try your own ISP, as some may block the use of our server for outgoing mail.

  4. How do I setup Gmail to receive my POP3 account?

    In Gmail, click on Gear Icon -> Settings. (Gear icon on the top right)

    Click on Accounts and Import tab at top.
    In the Check Mail from other accounts section, midway down - click on the Add a mail account link.



    Enter your assigned email account for the email address. (i.e. holding@yourdomain.com)

    Choose Import emails from my other account (POP3) and click Next



    Settings:
    Username: holding@yourdomain.com (your full email account name)
    Password: (provided)
    POP Server: mail.yourdomain.com
    Leave all options unchecked and the port should be 110.
    Click Add Account.

    If you see a success message, you are done!