MCSNet is compatible with both IMAP (port 143) and POP3 (port 110) server types.
The Incoming server is mail.mcsnet.ca
No encryption (no SSL/TLS)
The Outgoing server is mail.mcsnet.ca (port 25)
No encryption (no SSL/TLS), no authentication
Must be connected through the MCSNet network
If you are using a mobile device like iphone or Android or Windows Phone, we recommend using a gmail or outlook.com account for your email on that device instead of an @mcsnet.ca account for ease of use and added security.
Email settings for setting up @mcsnet.ca emails while connecting to the MCSNet network:
iphone or ipad
Microsoft Outlook 2003
Microsoft Outlook 2007
Microsoft Outlook 2010
Windows Mail for Windows Vista
Windows Live Mail (2011) (Windows 7 - download here: http://download.live.com/wlmail)
Gmail - Forwarding to use gmail to retrieve email
Please try searching for any email errors in google, it is very common for the description of the issue and a fix posted within the first few results.
Nearly all email errors are the result of three things (from most common to least):
- Antivirus program (Norton, Mcafee, AVG, etc.) is blocking communication, where the fix is disabled or re-install the program or replace it with a better one like Microsoft Security Essentials (free, and it does not break email).
- Incorrect settings. Please use the guides above for the proper settings for a mail account while connecting through MCSNet. If you are connecting through a different Internet provider then you will need to use their outgoing server settings instead. The MCSNet outgoing (SMTP) mail server may only be used from within the MCSNet network.
- Corruption of the mail storage in the email program. This might be a sign of issues starting with the physical hard drive on your computer if the data is starting to corrupt, but you will often have to re-create your mail storage folders to fix this.
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