is Dr. Bill Bailey.NET's webmail client. There are several
advantages to using the web-based SquirrelMail rather than a local
e-mail client like Outlook Express, or Outlook:
actually use a local (PC based) e-mail client AND
SquirrelMail, although you
shouldn’t use both at the same time (that is, at the same MOMENT
in time, a server security
feature will temporarily lock your mailbox if you do.) Some people use
SquirrelMail to check messages while at work, and then download them
later at home with Outlook Express, or another POP3 local client. You
could also use SquirrelMail to remove any unwanted or too-large e-mails
if Outlook refuses to download them. Also, you can use Mozilla
Thunderbird with the IMAP setup, and have the best of both worlds:
e-mail that leaves the messages on the server, where you can still
read, reply, and search them from the SquirrelMail Webmail client via
viruses are never automatically opened — In
fact, no attachments
are ever downloaded unless you click on the
Download task... plus we scan all e-mail coming in to the server.
reduced by server-side filters and applications like SpamAssassin.
can process your e-mail when you’re out of town
or at work — Just go to your Mail Home Page and log in to
SquirrelMail with your username and password.
don't have to wait for messages to download —
You have access to your e-mails while they are still on the Dr. Bill
Bailey.NET server. Outlook Express and other e-mail clients download
your e-mails from the server and put them on your computer.
won’t be notified that you received their
e-mail — Many spam e-mails contain images that are linked to
domain (rather than attached to the e-mail.) When you view such an
e-mail with most e-mail clients, you are contacting the linked server,
potentially letting the sender know you opened it. SquirrelMail does
not contact the sender unless you ask to.
space on your computer — Leave all your e-mail
on the Dr. Bill Bailey.NET server and download only the attachments you
want. The mail is also backed up on our servers.
e-mail software problems — No worries about
software updates, compatibility, security risks, or bugs. Many e-mail
problems stem from downloading— messages contain too-large
attachments, too many messages for the client to handle, or
- You can always get help on using SquirrelMail from within
SquirrelMail... just click on the Help link at the top of your
SquirrelMail screen, then click the "Table of Contents" link for
information on the kinds of things you can get help on from within
to set up the Mozilla Thunderbird IMAP mail client
Thunderbird from: http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/
Thunderbird on your PC.
"Tools", then "Account Settings"
up your settings, similiar to what is shown below (substitute your
password, and local service provider's SMTP
server) Remember your domain's IMAP server name is always
"mail.'your domain name'" (Example: for the fvc.org domain,
"mail.fvc.org", for the ptnc.com domain, "mail.ptnc.com," etc.):
Be sure to find the correct SMTP server name for YOUR
Also, if your ISP requires a username and password, insert this info as
Thunderbird also has a feature that use advanced Bayesian Spam
Filtering, which it calls "Junk Mail Controls." That is, it
"learns" what you consider SPAM as you mark messages as SPAM, once you
setup the filter properly. Here is the screen to do that
This screen is under: "Tools," "Junk Mail Controls." Now when
"right click" on a message in your INBOX in Thunderbird, then select
"Mark", then the option "As Junk." The message will be
and Thunderbird will "learn" from this that you no longer want e-mail
in the future like that message!