Configuring Netscape version 4.0  and later
for use on WWW.LCTN.COM

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This will begin under the presumption that Netscape Communicator® has been successfully downloaded and installed. If you haven't done that yet, check our Web browser page here to get a copy today. Just download it to a temporary folder and double click the file to install it.
 

To begin the setup procedure click Edit then Preferences.

after doing this you should see the Preferences List. Notice there are some "+"'s next to a few items. This means that there is more than one option available in that category. Let's gop to Mail and Groups first. click the "+" next to that and you should see :

From here, let's go to Identity, when I choose it here I see the screen below.

Enter the appropriate information for yourself in the places provided. Now let's look at "Messages". When I choose it here I see the screen below:


Now let's look at the "More" button. When I choose it here I see the screen below:

 
 

Now let's look at "Mail Server". When I choose it here I see the screen below:


 

Now let's look at the "More" button. When I choose it here I see the screen below:

Now let's look at "Groups Server". When I choose it here I see the screen below:

Now let's look at the "Composer" options. When I choose it here I see the screen below:

Theses options aren't absolutely necessary to the use of composer but they work well for me. Another html Source editor could be C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE. The Publishing options ARE a "must" to get the full advantage of this program. Now let's look at the "Publishing" options. When I choose it here I see the screen below:

Maintain links is checked and I don't have keep images with page checked because I have a different folder on the server that I keep my image files in for access by all my pages. If you don't create sub folders under /userid/public_html/ in your folder, you should click this option as well. Your information in the bottom 2 slots will be the same as mine, only with your userid instead of mine.

Let's look at the advanced options now. When I choose that here, I see the page below.

The only thing I changed from the default settings here is Enable Auto Install to make use of the Smart update feature at the Netscape Home Page. Other Options I have modified here include cache and Disk Space, if you connect over a LAN to LCTN.COM, consult your system administrator whether or not you have a "proxy" server, and if so what the settings for it are. Shown next is the Cache option:
 

I have my copy setup for 2MB of RAM memory(2048) and 7680 was a default setting for disk space in cache size. If you have less than the 32 MB's of RAM memory on your system, I would recommend using the 1MB or 1024 default setting for memory. The next option I modify is Disk Space. This concerns Email and Groups. I keep a close eye on the free space I have and keep some mail messages forever(or so it seems) so I decide what is deleted or kept on my machine. The next option shows how I do that:

It means EXACTLY what it indicates. Set as I have it, you will have to manage the disk space your groups messages take up, but you will be able to download any size mail message, including attachments and you won't have any Groups messages you may need to keep for over 30 days or so, deleted without your knowledge. Now let's look at the "More" button:

This checkbox is NOT selected so I can choose when to delete email.

 


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