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Your system administrator or ISP will give you the information you need for the Send mail and Receive mail sections.
Enter the name or address of the server used when sending messages. This can be either as a plain-text host name or as an IP address.
Click the Authentication button for more settings.
Choose the kind of connection your ISP provides: Regular (a.k.a. Open), Secure to regular port (a.k.a. STARTTLS), or Secure to dedicated port (a.k.a TLS).
Enter the port number used for the SMTP protocol (default 25 for regular use or 465 for TLS).
Enter the name of the server used for receiving messages. This can be as a plain-text host name or as an IP address.
Click the button Authentication for more settings.
Enter the user name your ISP or system administrator has given you.
Here you can fill in the password needed to retrieve e-mails. If you leave it blank you will be prompted for your password every time you retrieve mail.
The protocol used by your mail server is shown right above the button Change. Click the button and you can change the protocol to POP3, IMAP or Mcrosoft Exchange.
Beware: If you choose the wrong protocol you will not be able to retrieve mail. With "POP before SMTP" as your authentication method for sending mail sending may also not be possible.
Choose the kind of connection your ISP provides: Regular (a.k.a Open), Secure to regular port (a.k.a STARTTLS), or Secure to dedicated port (a.k.a TLS).
Enter the time period before The Bat! closes a connection to the server when it gets no response.
Choose either Immediate or Deferred. Deferred will put any message you have composed into the Outbox when you hit Send, while Immediate will send the message instantly.
Combined delivery (send+receive)
Check this if The Bat! should send mail whenever a retrieval is invoked (automatically or manually).