View Full Version : Making a new email address

05-11-2008, 01:03 AM
I don't know how to make an email address aside from hotmail or something like that. I would like to have a non-hotmail address for resumes and stuff like that.

I don't know how to find out what the server is or IMAP or POP3 stuff is??

Can somebody help me?

Flawless Disaster
05-11-2008, 11:56 AM
You can sign up for gmail. Its a web-based email like Hotmail or Yahoo but your email address would be <desired username>@gmail.com. You can sign up at http://www.gmail.com.

As for the IMAP or POP3 servers, when you have your gmail account ready to go, log into it. Near the top right corner of your screen you will see "Settings". Click on that. Next, click on "Forwarding and POP/IMAP". Make sure you click on "Enable POP for all mail". Next, Step 3 will guide you through the various setup for Outlook and other popular email clients. Hope this helps

05-11-2008, 02:30 PM
Most ISP's give you like 5 emails addresses with your account. Usually all you have to do is call them or go through their website to setup a new address. They will then provide you with the servers... Make sure too that you make a decent address if you are using it on your resume... lots of people don't get jobs because of their email addresses. People will actually put examples like ilike69@hotmail.com or something like that and expect to get a job. Usually something with your name and possibly numbers is a lot more professional if just your name is not available...

05-11-2008, 04:40 PM
Now that would be funny, lol!

05-12-2008, 12:57 AM
... ergh. I want a non-web based email. I have a sympatico email but I want to know how I got it? I will be moving soon and want to know how to work my email.

mr ed
05-12-2008, 12:26 PM
dont you just go here andget the info?
http://passport.sympatico.ca/userprofile...%3D6923&lang=en (http://passport.sympatico.ca/userprofiledetection.aspx?aot=service&sru=http%3A%2F%2Fservice%2Esympatico%2Eca%2Findex% 2Ecfm%3Fmethod%3Dcontent%2Eview%26content%5Fid%3D6 923&lang=en)

05-12-2008, 01:25 PM
when I was like ... 14 and 15, I had mister tiddles as an email address. Yeah ... needless to say .. I was unemployed at that age /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Sympatico and Shaw Mail both are good choices ... however, if you even decide to end the service, you lose the email address. My advice to you, is find an online one you like, and stick with it. Myself, I use gmail ... you already knew that though /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

05-12-2008, 02:37 PM
It's not exactly hard to find this information...

http://service.sympatico.ca/index.cfm?me...e-mail_software (http://service.sympatico.ca/index.cfm?method=categories.view&category_id=582#Configuring_and_troubleshooting_yo ur_e-mail_software)

05-13-2008, 08:43 PM
Actually one thing I do is forward a copy of all my email to a gmail account as a backup... that way I have a backup all the time of my email. That way if I did switch providers I would still have all my old email.

05-13-2008, 10:30 PM
How would you like a free mailbox at SooSucks.com?
pm for details