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I bought a laptop today, a MacBook Pro. Now I have no e-mail on either computer and am so frustrated after spending countless time on the phone with Verizon. They know nothing about Macs. I am trying to calm down now and will start calling again tomorrow. THis is ridiculous.

Anyone here know how to set up e-mail on a wireless system?
 

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What do you mean? It should be as simple as accessing a web page to get your email. Do you mean like an inbox? What do macs use as an outlook equivalent? I've set up Mozilla Thunderbird before and it is very easy.
 

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What do you mean? It should be as simple as accessing a web page to get your email. Do you mean like an inbox? What do macs use as an outlook equivalent? I've set up Mozilla Thunderbird before and it is very easy.
I'm just using the e-maii program that comes on a Mac. My desktop IMac was working fine until Verizon got involved. Hopefully they will straighten it out tomorrow.
 

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Wireless should have no impact on you email. you just need to know the incoming and out going server names, your user id and password and wether the servers use ssl or not. I assume you are going to use Mac's built in mail program.. its easy peasy to set up
 

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Wireless should have no impact on you email. you just need to know the incoming and out going server names, your user id and password and wether the servers use ssl or not. I assume you are going to use Mac's built in mail program.. its easy peasy to set up
I set up the wireless with no problems. I could not remember the password for e-mail so I contacted Verizon to reset it for me. They did that and told me that I needed to then go in and redo the password since their's is only good for 24 hours. I did that and rebooted and now I have nothing. I did set up the incoming and outgoing e-mail stuff properly according to Verizon. So it's the password causing the problem.
 

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OK ... try taking the password out of the passwrd field completely. when you close the window it will ask you if you want to save changes say yes, Then do a get mail and it should prompt you for a password. enter the password and see if you get mail. if you do just renter the password in the setup. I am sure you know, but make sure you have the letter case right
 

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I used to use Comcast's email but decided to go with Gmail since it was independent of any service provider. If I switched internet providers, my email remains the same!
 
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