If you are having problems related to receiving or sending email
messages at your domain, this section is for you. Check through
the headers below for help on the exact situation you are experiencing.
Also, please be sure that your domain is registered and resolving
on our nameservers before you start using the email services provided
with your account.
Can't send mail:
Our SMTP servers are configured as secure relays. This means that
you cannot simply reference "mail.yourdomain.com" as an Outgoing
mailserver unless you successfully log in via one of your pop3 accounts
at "mail.yourdomain.com' before you try to send. This is a mandatory
setting to prevent spammers from using our mailservers as havens
for unsolicited email. If you are getting a "relaying prohibited"
or "disconnected by administrator" error, it means that you haven't
logged into the pop3 server at your domain before you tried to send
through the smtp server at your domain. To log in, you need to check
for mail first and have pop authentication set.
In addition to this, you might not be able to send regardless of
if you check mail successfully. Some ISPs have it set so that their
users cannot use an outbound SMTP server to relay messages. If you
are still experiencing problems sending through your domain, and
are certain that you have logged in via pop3 to an account at your
domain, you might want to contact your local ISP to see if they
do allow their users to use outbound smtp servers.
Finally, we'd like to clear up a common misconception of many users:
the smtp relay you use to send out your messages has absolutely
no bearing on the address your recipient sees as the sender. If
you do end up having to use your local ISPs SMTP server, it will
not prevent you from sending messages from address @yourdomain with
SetHost.net. For example, let's say that you have the domain "hompage.net"
hosted at SetHost.net. You can configure your email client to send
from the address "firstname.lastname@example.org" even if your outgoing (smtp)
mail server is set as "mail27.prodigy.net" - your recipient will
still see the message as being sent from "email@example.com" regardless
of the smtp server you use to send it. Be sure that your incoming
(pop3) server is set to "mail.homepage.net", of course.
Your default root email account:
Every account starts out with a default "catch-all" account for
its domain. This email box will grab all mail heading to ANYNAME@yourdomain.com.
The login for this box is prefix + main account login you received
after signing up. Let's sey your account login is: gregor and your
domain is hostname.net, than your por account would be gregor-hostname_net.
Can't lock account:
A common cause of this is that the e-mail account is being accessed
already or it is still open from another mail checking session.
Solution: Retry in about 30 minutes. If it still does not work it
is possible that you are using the wrong user / password combination.
If you suspect this send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and let
them know what you are using to attempt to log into the account.
Please remember that POP accounts logins vary depending on the particular
server your mail is hosted on. The mail control panel of your account
keeps this information for you, so please check there to correct
any login problems.
Any Username And Password Error:
The main cause for this is trying to access the e-mail account with
the wrong user / password. If this is NOT your primary e-mail account
remember to apply your domain name prefix. For example if your accounts
is homepage.net you might have a log in name of "email@example.com"
for a firstname.lastname@example.org account. If your domain is freepage.com
you might have a log in of "email@example.com" as your log
in to the firstname.lastname@example.org account. If all else fails, simply
remove, and then recreate the account with your mail control panel.
If none of this helps, then most likely the pop3 box in question
has a received a corrupted message. Email email@example.com and
tell them to clear that box out. Usually this results in most or
all of that particular mailbox's contents being erased.
Problems resolving your mailhost:
If you find that you can't get "mail.yourdomain.com" to resolve
as a valid SMTP or POP3 server, please be sure that your domain
is registered to our nameservers. Also, try clearing out your cache
and cookies and then restarting your computer. in some cases your
registration was not completed by the registrar.