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Low_Bridge
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Does Internet Mail work with any Service providers?

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So I'm trying to migrate out of 4.0 due to lack of email & XP sp2 compatibility.

 

I'm an earhtlink user since 97. (Mindspring stepchild)

 

4.0 & previous versons have been rock solid for me-

 

I wanted to stop using outlook was one of the reasons for my switch. 

 

I'm in an experimental stage with a 6.2 build and have transfered of just short of 7k contacts-

 

Isn't internet mail less resource consuming if I use it?

 

I take it there are no patches to fix this problem from what I've read-  

 

So where can I get a list of what email providers that will work using acts internet mail. Or what provider are you using with success using the internet mail option?

 

 You help is appreciated!

 

Thank all!

 

PS- How much processor & memory does 6.0 really run smooth on - I'm experimenting this set up on a Athalon 900 mhz & about 750k of ram

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Re: What email Provider does 6.0 & internet mail work with?

I'll answer the Internet email question - you can use any provider that can supports POP3/SMTP on their default ports of 110 for POP3 and 25 for STMP. 

If your ISP requires you to use SSL for authentication, or if your provider uses different POP3/SMTP ports, or if your provider supports IMAP but not POP3, then you will not be able to get Internet email to work out of the box.  There is a third party product that can help with the changed ports - I've seen it mentioned in these posts by Michael Lazarus in the past.

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Re: What email Provider does 6.0 & internet mail work with?

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Thanks for the reply Cheif-

 

Has any one used the port redirctector ? Is it cost efficient & Low resource use-?

 

My attempt to upgrade from 4.0 has been a catious & slow one- my 4.0 has treated me so well-

 

I knda just need to know what does work- I've already wrestled with the port thing- 

 

So I figure ACT 6.0 buit internet net mail - SO it works with what providers? :smileyhappy:

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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Re: What email Provider does 6.0 & internet mail work with?

This is the post I did on the port redirector:

http://blog.glcomputing.com.au/2009/05/using-act-internet-mail-client-with-non.html

 

If it's only a port change, it should work... but some ISPs also use new authentication methods or SSL that ACT!'s Internet Mail can't use.

 

Most users have the best experience with Outlook... it's a more functional email client. ACT! 6.0 does work with Outlook 2000-2003 better than 4.0 (although not as fully integrated as the current versions), so this may still be a better option for you.

 

Also, you mention ACT! 6.2 (I assume 6.02) - you should get 6.03 from http://www.act.com/support/updates/index.cfm?

 

6.0 should be ok in 750MB RAM (depending on the size of the database)

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Re: What email Provider does 6.0 & internet mail work with?

Mike-

Thanks, actually I had come accross- your info in searches-

 

Yes I meant 6.02  is that 6.03 update all I need? there are some others- Hotfixes yadda?

 

My DB is approaching 7k contacts -

 

I am a little perplexed as to no one chiming in indicating that have used internet mail successfully ?

 

My allegegence to Act is very strong it has served me very well & I actually feel indebeted - I would hate to ruin that relationship by the 6.0 problems-

 

Out look email seems very sluggish- should it stay open? Minumized?

 

 I currently have #2 6.0 licenses- But I must  proceede cautiously-

 

Thanks for your input & expertise-

 

 

 

 

Low_Bridge

 

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