ART MATRIX - LIGHTLINK
PO 880 Ithaca, NY 14851-0880
(607) 277-0959 Voice
(607) 277-8913 Fax
(607) 277-5026 Modems
[email protected] E-mail
[email protected] E-mail
EXTRA E-MAIL ACCOUNTS
There are two options for having extra e-mail accounts on
The first is free and is a simple alias. Say you have a real
account named [email protected] and your wife Jane wants to use
[email protected] Assume that jane doesn't already exist on
lightlink, so we can set up an alias between jane and homer, so that
all mail sent to [email protected] goes to [email protected]
The disadvantage of this method is mail to both addresses ends up
in the same mailbox on light, and is downloaded together onto your
computer. There is no way to separate them.
Aliases however are free and you can have as many as you want, as
long as they don't already exist on our system as valid user names.
The second option is to create a second real mailbox on our
system called an 'e-mail only pop account'.
POP stands for Post Office Protocol and is the protocol by which
Netscape, Eudora, Internet Explorer and Outlook all read mail from our
POP accounts are $5/month each, or $50/year. They have their own
mailbox and password. They do not have dial up access nor web space,
shell or news access.
POP accounts are most useful to those who already have dialup
access through another provider, such as Cornell or even Lightlink.
For example say your family has a full dialup account named
[email protected] This account will already have its own pop
e-mail account of the same name. Then we can create a second pop
account called [email protected] The son must dialup using the
family dialup account, but when he sets his e-mail program he points
it to [email protected] rather than [email protected]
The son pop account can have a different password than the family
dial up or e-mail account.
There are a number of problems with extra pop accounts. Most
e-mail software is not built to handle more than one e-mail address
without going into the settings and changing the pop username back and
forth every time someone wants to use it.
One solution to this is to install two or more complete versions
of Eudora or Netscape on your pc, and set one for family and one for
son in the e-mail preferences.
Then you just have to remember which one to use when you go to
get your mail.
Another option is to have two computers, one for family and one
for son. Both dial up on family, but the son computer will point its
pop account to [email protected]
Newer versions of Netscape 4.0 allow multiple 'personalities' or
identies, so you can have more than one pop account on the same
If you wish a e-mail only pop account, go to "Rates and Services"
on our home page, and fill out a new account request form. Make sure
click on POP account.
Rates and Services