These instructions assume you have already installed Internet Explorer 5 and Outlook Express 5. (Both are installed by default as part of the "easy install" of Mac OS 9.) Please make sure that you have your Cruzio Login Information before starting these directions.
Step 1 -- Set Up Outlook Express Mail
1.1) Launch Outlook Express. (To do this, double-click the hard disk icon on your desktop, then double-click the Internet folder, then double-click the Outlook Express alias. The Outlook Express window should appear.)
1.2) If this is your first time using Outlook Express on this machine, a setup wizard may appear. Click the "Configure account manually" button.
1.3) Under the Tools menu, choose Accounts.
1.4) An Accounts window appears. Select the Mail tab.
1.5) If you see any accounts listed below the Mail tab, and you no longer need them, select them and click the delete button above. Say Yes to the "confirmation message" that pops up.
1.6) In the Accounts window, click New.
1.7) If an Account Setup Assistant window pops up, click "Configure account manually".
1.8) A New Account window appears. Make sure POP is selected under Account Type and click OK (recommended). "Assist me" (not recommended) will run a setup wizard.
1.9) An Edit Account window appears.
1.10) In the "Account name" box, enter anything you choose to identify the account (for example, "Joe's account").
1.11) Put a check in the "Include this account in my Send & Receive All schedule" checkbox. (This will allow you to click "Send & Receive" and get email from all of your accounts that have this checkbox checked.)
1.12) In the Name box enter your name as you would like it to appear on the email you send out.
1.13) In the "E-mail address" box, enter your Email Address from your Cruzio Login Information. (For example, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
1.14) In the Account ID box, enter your Email Login (not your Email Address, not your Dialup Login) from your Cruzio Login Information. (For example, if your email address is email@example.com, your Account ID is
1.15) In the "POP server" box, enter your Incoming (POP) Mail Server from your Cruzio Login Information.
1.16) For the password enter your Email Password (not your Dialup Password) from your Cruzio Login Information. (Note that Cruzio passwords are case sensitive and contain no spaces or dots; enter your password, using capitals and small letters, exactly as it appears in your Cruzio Login Information.)
1.17) If you don't want to type in your password every time you get your mail, put a check in the "Save password" checkbox.
1.18) In the "SMTP server" box, enter the Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server from your Cruzio Login Information. (Note: If you use an Internet Service Provider other than Cruzio for your Internet access, you need to use their SMTP setting instead.)
1.19) Click OK to save changes.
1.20) Close the Accounts window. (To do this, click the square in the upper left corner of the window.
Step 2 -- Use Outlook Express to Send and Receive Email
2.1) If you are not already logged into Cruzio, log in.
2.2) If Outlook Express is not already running, launch Outlook Express.
2.3) To get your new email messages, click the "Send & Receive" icon across the top of the window. If you are currently connected to Cruzio, this will check to see if you have any new messages on the mail server, and if so, will download the messages to your computer. (If you are not currently connected to Cruzio, you will first be prompted to log in.)
2.4) In the upper right section of the Outlook Express window, you will see a list of your incoming messages. To read the contents of a message, click it and the text of the message will appear in the lower right section of the window.
2.5) To send a message, click the New icon in the upper left corner of the window.
2.6) In the To box, enter the recipient's email address. (As a test example, enter your own email address to send yourself a message).
In the Subject box, enter a title for this message. (Call it "Test email to myself".)
In the lower section of the window, enter the text of the message.
2.7) When you are finished typing your message, click the Send icon in the upper left corner of the message window. This should send your message and return you to the main Outlook Express window.
2.8) Click the Send and Receive icon to check for any new incoming messages. (If you sent the message to yourself, you should then see this message appear in your incoming messages.)
Step 3 -- Set the Internet Explorer start page
3.1) Launch Internet Explorer. (To do this, double-click the hard disk icon on your desktop, then double-click the Internet folder, then double-click the Internet Explorer alias. The Internet Explorer window should appear.)
3.2) From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.
3.3) In the left side of the window, select Browser Display under the Web Browser section.
3.4) Under the Home Page section, in the Address box, delete what is there and type "http://www.cruzio.com/".
3.5) Put a check in the "Automatically go to this Home Page when opening a new window" check box.
3.6) Click OK to save changes