If you are going to continue to use Earthlink as the "dial-up" Service
provider, then you would have the following settings.
1. For the connection for the ISP: (on Earthlink)
The Dial-up telephone number;
The Dial-up User Name;
The Dial-up Password;
The ISP DNS number;
2. For the Actual Email Account: (on Earthlink)
The Email User Name; (mom@...
The Email Password;
The Email SMTP server; (smtp.mailstation.com)
The Email POP3 server; (pop.mailstation.com)
If you are going to be using DSL or Cable modem to get your ISP service,
you would not need section 1.
Section 2 is almost worldwide standard for all email client software, even
such as Microsoft Express and Microsoft Outlook. The SMTP server uses Port
25, and the POP3 server uses Port 110. If you are using another ISP for
Section 1, make sure they are NOT blocking Port 25 on your connection with
them, so you will be able to send out email. Most do block it to eliminate
spam being sent out on their system, and to get you to use their email
Hope this helps ?
> Thank you *all* for the great advice. If I go ahead with this, Mom is very
> attached to her email address, and doesn't want to give it up. Can anyone
> tell me what the POP3 and SMTP server settings would be for her account?
> Thanks again,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, waynem@... wrote:
>> YES, Earthlink is no longer supporting the Mailstations. But they are
>> actively trying to close those accounts (that I am aware of). They will
>> just NOT open a new mailstation account or can no longer swap
>> on an account (if yours is broken). That is because the special
>> mailstation server that they had setup is no longer running to be able
>> do that.
>> But you can use the Mailstation account just like any other Earthlink
>> webmail account or dial-up email account. It uses the same SMTP and
>> protocols Gmail or others use.
>> I do wish they would allow others to see the programming on the
>> mailstation devices, so we could then keep existing accounts running,
>> install units on new accounts.
>> > Then they should offer a dial up service that switches the devices
>> over to
>> > GMail!
>> > Neil
>> > From: musicalman77
>> > 2) Earthlink is aggressively trying to let MailStation die out; they
>> > not make any changes to accounts nor open new ones, and what little
>> > poor "support" is available is through CSRs in India or Pakistan