Important Changes Coming To Your Email!!!

If you have an email address @ theSmarts.ca, there are some important changes coming to how your email works.  Read on for the details:

 

What:
Email for theSmarts.ca will be moving to a Google Apps server.  Only the email server settings will be affected, this wonderful website and (most importantly) your email archives and email address will remain intact.

Why:
This change will allow users to take advantage of Google's spam filtering services, reducing the amount of clutter in your inbox and improving the overall quality of service.

When:
NOW!  (Well, almost now.)  Your email is already being delivered to Google servers, and your new account is waiting for you.  You can continue to access your email (for now) at the old server address and on the old webmail system, but any changes you make *such as deleting a message or saving an important note* will not propagate across to the new system.

Within the next 48 hours, you will no longer be able to access your mail at the old server address and webmail will be moving to a Gmail interface.  Check below for instructions on how to set up your accounts.

What you have to do:
The changes required on your end are minimal.  In order to continue enjoying your theSmarts.ca email address, please update your email program to use the following settings:

If you use IMAP (recommended):

Account Name:  yourname@thesmarts.ca   (be sure to include the '@thesmarts.ca' part!)
Incoming Mail Server:  imap.gmail.com
Outgoing Mail Server:  smtp.gmail.com

If you use POP:

Account Name:  yourname@thesmarts.ca   (be sure to include the '@thesmarts.ca' part!)
Incoming Mail Server:  pop.gmail.com
Outgoing Mail Server:  smtp.gmail.com

Please note that you may need to log in and enable POP and/or IMAP for your account before these settings will work.  You can do this, by browsing to the new webmail interface. Once there, click on the "Email" link:

Then go to "Settings" and edit the POP/IMAP settings to enable access:

 

 

That's it!  You're all done, be sure to update your mail account settings now to make sure that you don't lose any changes you make...  If you run into problems, use the "contact us" link at the top of this page to get a hold of me, or give me a call at home.  Note that I have moved your old email to the new server.  If you think something is missing, please let me know and I'll do everything I can to retreive it!