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Chapter 21. Doing the Internet Shuffle > Signing On with the Internet Connectio... - Pg. 196

Doing the Internet Shuffle 196 · Domain name--This is the domain name of your service provider's computer, for example, in- ternet.com. You use the domain name in conjunction with your username as your e-mail ad- dress, for example, bfink@internet.com. · News server--The news server enables you to connect to any of thousands of newsgroups on the Internet to read and post messages. Newsgroups are electronic bulletin boards for special interest groups. The news server name typically starts with news and is followed by the service provider's domain name, for example, news.internet.com. · Mail server--The mail server is in charge of electronic mail. You need to specify two mail servers: POP (Post Office Protocol) for incoming mail, and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) for mail you send. The POP server's name typically starts with POP and is followed by the service pro- vider's domain name, for example, pop.internet.com. The SMTP server's name typically starts with SMTP or mail and is followed by the service provider's domain name, for example, smtp.in- ternet.com. (See Chapter 23, "E-mail: Postage free, Same Day Delivery," for details.) · E-mail address--If you plan to receive e-mail messages, you need an e-mail address. Your address typically begins with your username followed by an at sign (@) and the domain name of your service provider--for example, bfink @internet.com. Signing On with the Internet Connection Wizard Once you have all the information you need, you can run the Internet Connection Wizard and enter the connection settings. The wizard displays a series of screens prompting you to enter each piece of information. The wizard then creates a Dial-Up Networking icon that you can click to establish your connection. Although I really would like to give you step-by-step instructions for using the Internet Connection