Summary: Guide to setting Entourage mail client for the Mac.
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Entourage is a popular email application for the Apple Mac. Use this guide to help you set it up on a Mac running OS X 10.4.

Setting up Entourage
Changing Account settings
Setting up Mail Rules

Setting up Entourage (using the Account Setup Wizard)

  1. Open Entourage by double-clicking the Entourage application icon in the Applications folder, or clicking it in the 'Dock'.

  2. From the Tools menu, select Accounts, that brings up the Accounts window. Click New and select Mail.

    Mac Entourage - accounts
    Entourage > Accounts > Mail

  3. Next, enter your full name. This is what will appear in the 'From' line of the emails you send to people. Click the next arrow in the bottom right of the window.

  4. Mac Entourage - Your name
    Mail > Your name

  5. Enter your Plusnet email address. This usually takes the form:
    mailbox_name@username.plus.com

  6. Mac Entourage - accounts
    Mail > Account Setup Assistant > Your E-mail Address

    Read more about mailboxes.

  7. Choose POP as your mail server type. Enter the incoming and outgoing servers as shown:

    Incoming Mail Server: mail.plus.net
    Outgoing Mail Server: relay.plus.net

    Click the next arrow.

    Mac Entourage - accounts
    Mail > Account Setup Assistant > Server settings

  8. Enter your Plusnet account username and password. Note that these are case sensitive.

    Mac Entourage - accounts
    Mail > Account Setup Assistant > Username and password

  9. Enter an account name. This can be anything, it is required to distinguish multiple email accounts you might set up in Entourage. Click Finish.

    Mac Entourage - accounts - Username and password
    Mail > Account Setup Assistant > Username and password

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Changing account settings
  1. From the Tools menu, select Accounts, that brings up the Accounts window. Click Mail. Double click on the account you wish to change.

    Mac Entourage - accounts - Mail
    Entourage > Accounts > Mail

  2. Edit the Account settings.

    Mac Entourage - accounts - accounts settings
    Entourage > Accounts > Account Settings

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Setting up Mail Rules
  1. Click Tools, Click Rules.

    Mac Entourage - tools - rules
    Entourage > Tools > Rules

  2. Click New.

  3. Mac Entourage - tools - rules - new
    Entourage > Tools > Rules >New

  4. In the If box type in [-SPAM-]. This is the subject tag that Plusnet uses to identify suspected junk/spam emails.

  5. Mac Entourage - rules
    Entourage > Rules >New > SPAM tag

  6. Under the Then section, add the Action 'move message' and select Choose folder... from the first drop down menu.

  7. Mac Entourage - rules - choose folder
    Entourage > Rules >New > Choose Folder

  8. Next, click New Folder.

  9. Mac Entourage - New Folder
    Entourage > Rules >Folder > New Folder

  10. Name the new folder SPAM. Click Create.

  11. Mac Entourage - Name New Folder
    Entourage > Rules >Folder > New Folder > SPAM

  12. Highlight the new SPAM folder and click Choose.

  13. Mac Entourage - accounts
    Entourage > Rules >Folder > New Folder > SPAM > Choose

  14. Close the Edit Rule window by clicking OK.

  15. Mac Entourage - Rules - Folders -Spam - OK
    Entourage > Rules >Folder > SPAM > OK

  16. Your basic spam filtering is now enabled. Unwanted emails may still be delivered to your Inbox as no anti-spam system is 100% successful. You can create additional rules to deal with any unwanted emails that still get through.

  17. Mac Entourage - Folders - SPAM
    Entourage > Rules >Folder > SPAM

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