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Setting up an email program



Once you have an email program installed on your computer you will need to provide it with important information so that you can use it to access your mail through Quad-Cities OnlineŽ. Comprehensive setup instructions are provided for the following email programs.



These instructions assume that you have an email program already installed on your system. If you do not, then you will need to go to the download page and get one.



Note: If you are configuring your E-mail for a secondary mailbox, please see the instructions for Setting Up Additional Mailboxes.

Server Information

  1. Inside your E-mail program click on Tools and go down to Accounts (or Services)
  2. Inside the Account Settings window, look for the Mail section at the top and click it to highlight it/select it.
  3. Find your QC-Online E-mail account, click on it to highlight it, and click the Properties button to the side (this button may be called View/Change in Outlook). If you have never set up Email on this computer, click on ADD.
  4. Go to the Servers section at the top.
  5. The incoming mail server type is still POP3
  6. The Incoming mail server name should read POP.GMAIL.COM
  7. The outgoing mail server should read SMTP.GMAIL.COM
  8. Your Account name should be changed to be your entire E-mail address. For example customer with a username of "JohnDoe" would put in username of "JohnDoe@qconline.com" .
  9. Enter your password where requested. Passwords on our system are atleast 8 characters long. If your password is less than 8 characters long you can try adding "qconline" to the end of it or call 309-757-5037 to change your password.
  10. Do NOT check the option for using Secure Password Authentication. We do NOT use this setting.
  11. My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication MUST be checked/enabled. If you are using Outlook, you may have to select the More Settings button to find this option.
  12. Now click on the Advanced tab at the top of the window. If you are using Outlook, you may have to select the More Settings button to find the Advanced Tab.
    *Outgoing server (SMTP) port: 465
    *This server requires a secure connection (SSL) checked/enabled
    *Incoming server (POP3) port: 995
    *This server requires a secure connection (SSL) needs to be checked/enabled
  13. Click APPLY and OK to save the new settings.
  14. Close the Internet Accounts window.
  15. Restart your E-mail application and the new settings will take effect.



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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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