Other OS Setup
Usenet News Setup
Web Page Setup
Netscape Messenger 4.xx
Texas.Net is unable to offer
support for older software.
If you use older versions of the Netscape Messenger as your
mail and news program, you may encounter difficulties that our
support staff is unable to assist you with.
Upgrading to a newer version of the software will address most of
- Outgoing Mail (sending)
When setting up Netscape Messenger for the first time, you must
indicate that no username is required for outgoing mail.
If this is entered, there is no way to remove it. Once the program
has a username entered, it will attempt authentication when sending
mail, which will almost always fail.
The only solution is to reinstall the program and set it
up without the username.
- Incoming Mail (reading)
Older versions of Netscape Messenger may have difficulty in
handling some newer file types, particularly newer media files.
The Netscape news program decodes and displays single part image
files, of only the most common formats. It has no support for
binaries posted in more than one part.
Configure Netscape Messenger
Before starting this procedure, you will need to have Netscape
Communicator installed and configured on your computer. The
following is for the mail settings only.
After the installation, you will have a Netscape Communicator icon on
your desktop. Double click on this icon once you have gone through the
steps of Connecting to Texas.Net. To send or receive e-mail go to
Communicator then Messenger. To send or receive news articles go to
Communicator then Newsgroups.
- Double-click the 'Netscape Communicator' icon on your desktop.
- If prompted to create a new profile, click on 'Next'.
- Type your name and your Texas.Net email address
(firstname.lastname@example.org) into the appropriate fields and
click on 'Next'.
- Click 'Next' on the profile name screen.
- Enter mail.texas.net for 'Outgoing mail (SMTP)
server' and click on 'Next'.
- Enter your Texas.Net username for 'Mail server
Enter pop.texas.net for 'Incoming Mail Server'
Make sure 'POP3' is selected for 'Mail Server type'
Click on 'Next'
- Enter news.texas.net for 'News server name' and
- Select 'Edit' | 'Preferences' from the Navigator menu.
If the wizard appeared above, much of the following information
will already be entered.
- Double-click 'Mail & Newsgroups' from the list on the
left, and then click on 'Identity'. Type your name
and your Texas.Net email address (email@example.com)
into the appropriate fields.
- Click on 'Mail Servers' in the list on the left.
- For 'Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:', type mail.texas.net
- Make sure that 'Outgoing mail server user name' is blank.
- Click on 'Newsgroup Server' in the list on the left.
- If news.texas.net appears under 'Newsgroup Servers',
click on it to select it, and click on 'Edit'. Select
'Only ask me for my user name and password when necessary'
Click on 'OK'
- If any other entry appears under 'Newsgroup Servers',
click on it to select it, and then click on 'Delete' to
Click on 'Add'.
For 'Server', type news.texas.net.
Make sure 'Always use name and password' is
NOT selected. As long as you are dialed into Texas.Net
you do not need a username or password to access newsgroups.
Click on 'OK'
- Click 'OK' to close the setup screen.
If you wish to contact our Technical Support department, you can
use the online Support
Form or look in
our Contact Info section for
phone numbers in your area.