Welcome New Users
For Windows 95 IE 3 users
This page is to help people with Internet Explorer 3.0 set up their e-mail.
If you have Internet Explorer 4.0 then click below.
I have Outlook Express and IE 4.0
If something goes wrong, consult this page for help.
NOTE: This page is for Internet Explorer 3.0 users. If you use Internet Explorer 4.0 or Windows 98 you do not need to perform these steps. Your e-mail (Outlook Express) should already be setup if you followed the install instructions for Internet Explorer 4.0. If not consult this page.
There are three primary programs or windows that you will run while on the internet. The first is the dialer. It is the one you type your password in. Depending on which version of Windows 95 you have, there is either a tile on the task bar usually at the bottom labeled "Connected to CSS" or an icon beside your clock depicted two computers connected together. The second window is the browser. That is the window you are looking at now. The third is the e-mail program which we will set up now.
Let's make sure you are running at least IE 3.0
- On your browser, click HELP then ABOUT INTERNET EXPLORER.
- On the second line it should say Version 3.0 (then some other numbers)
- The numbers in (parentheses) do not interest us.
- The number or absent of a Version number is important.
- If that number is 3.0 or higher go to the next step labeled make a shortcut.
- For numbers lower or no number shown click here to get a newer browser. (It will take as long as an hour to download even with a fast modem.)
- Tell it to "Save As" to the default location on the desktop.
- After it downloads, double click the icon it created on the desktop and follow on screen instructions, defaulting on all questions.
- You may have to re-boot, but the net result is you should be on version 3.0 after it has loaded. After rebooting, you will have to reconnect to CSS.
Make a shortcut
If you do not see a shortcut to CSS icon on your desktop follow these instructions:
- Double Click MY COMPUTER
- Double Click DIAL-UP NETWORKING
- Click once on CSS
- Click FILE, then CREATE SHORTCUT
- Click YES to place it on desktop
- Close the DIAL-UP NETWORKING WINDOW and MY COMPUTER WINDOW
- There should now be a SHORTCUT to CSS on the desktop
Let's get our e-mail program working
The instructions below will help you send a message to yourself for most e-mail programs. Receiving back a message from yourself verifies that you can both send and receive e-mail. People with Outlook Express start with these instructions because their e-mail program is setup at the same time as Internet Explorer version 4.0.
- On your browser, click GO, then READ MAIL
- If this is the very first time you have run the e-mail program it will ask you some questions, if not skip to the section below titled Testing your e-mail.
- The questions it will ask are your name, account name and password. You should have this information.
- Your name is for human eyes and can contain capital letters and spaces if you wish.
- Your email address is your accountname followed by @lctn.com that is l for Lauderdale c for County and tn for Tennessee.
- The incoming or pop3 server should be mail.lctn.com while the outgoing or smtp server should be smtp.lctn.com - Note that both server addresses are all lower case with a period seperating each segment.
- Your e-mail account is the same as your accountname (without the @lctn.com)
- Your e-mail password is the as your login password
- If it asks, "When connecting... please select" choose "I use a modem". Under I use the following connection pick CSS. Click NEXT then FINISH.
Testing your e-mail
If you are still having problems with your e-mail, please refer to Help With Internet Mail. This is for Windows 95 users with the Internet Mail that comes with Internet Explorer 3.x
- If your e-mail program is not currently open, click MAIL, then READ MAIL on your browser.
- From your e-mail program click NEW MESSAGE (some may call it COMPOSE MESSAGE)
- On the TO line type in your e-mail address in lower case letters with no spaces then press the TAB button on your keyboard (remember to put the @lctn.com at the end)
- Press TAB again on the CC line (and the BC line if you have one)
- On the SUBJECT line, type the word "Test" then press TAB again
- In the large area is where you type the body of your e-maill message. In this area just type My First E-Mail.
- Now click the first button just below File Edit View Mail Help
- That button is called the send button, it looks like an envelope flying through the air.
- If you get a warning message that says your message is going to be put in the outbox, just click ok.
- Back on the e-mail program, click SEND & RECEIVE
- It should say sending 1 of 1 - this may happen so fast you don't see it
- If you have any mail waiting it will be retreived into your inbox at this time. The very first time you do this you will get a Welcome to ECSIS message.
- After a minute or so click SEND & RECEIVE again.
- If you waited long enough, your message will come back to you.
- If you get your own message back, you can both send and receive e-mail, your e-mail program is configured correctly.
You don't have to change your password, but you may want to at a later time. If so come back here to get help changing your password. Your password will have to be changed in 3 places: the internet server, your dialup program, and your mail client.
There is a great site to learn the internet basics. It is called
Click the logo or right here to Learn the Net.
You may prefer to dive right in yourself. On the address line of your browser you can key in any web address you've seen and press ENTER. If typed correctly, that page will open. A second way to dive in is to return to the Lauderdale County Home Page and follow all the links there. A third way is to use a Search Engine and start looking for your favorite topic.
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This page last updated Tue Sep 7 12:58:02 CDT 1999 and © 1996-99 by
Custom Software Solutions. For corrections, omissions, comments or suggestions click here. Look at CSS Internet Service for information on the complete line of Internet services for Lauderdale County.