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Configure vqME Profiles & Protected Addresses

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:15 pm    Post subject: Configure vqME Profiles & Protected Addresses Reply with quote

vqME protects your existing email addresses (from ISPs or other email services) and then leaves mail in your personal mailboxes on a vqME server. When you protect mail with vqME, you can still send mail with your original email address, but your email program actually retrieves the desirable mail from vqME.

Question:
How does my mail get from my ISP to vqME in the first place?

Answer:
Your email gets moved from your existing provider to vqME in one of two ways: Either you configure your existing mail provider to forward it - or you configure vqME to POP it. The first method is preferable. Details are here.

Question:
Tell me about the configuration of profiles and protected email addresses

Answer:
If you use the optional Vanquish Install Wizard (for Windows users), vqME starts with a separate vqME destination address for each of your outside email addresses. We call these vqME mailboxes, Profiles. You may create additional profiles (these are vqME email addresses) even if you are not using it as the landing pad for one or more outside addresses. You may protect up to 5 email addresses - total of both outside addresses and any stand-alone vqME profile addresses.*

Later, you can reconfigure your vqME profiles and protected addresses at any time from the Tray Assistant or from www.vqme.com. In either case, click Configure Profiles & Addresses. This page shows a tree, beginning with the name of your Account next to a house. Here is an explanation of the configuration tree:

A gray mailbox next to each profile name signifies a local vqME pick up addresses. You may give these out as your email address, but this is not required. Each red "V" below a gray mailbox represents an external email address that you wish to pick up whenever you POP the profile address.

vqME was intended to allow family members to share a single account. including Allow & Block lists and a common password. But they can each check their individual mailboxes or even create personal mailboxes on the mail server for different purposes. A single account protects up to 5 addresses. You may continue to pick up mail separately, or you can comingle mail from other services and pick them up in a single operation.

Example: Let's suppose that Bob has 3 real-world addresses. He always picks up 2 together, but the third one relates to a hobby. He wishes to pick up and delete these messages separately (rather than co-mingling them along with the other two). His wife, Amy has 1 existing address, but wishes to create a new mailbox and address at vqME for a separate project. (She needs pick up this mail separately).

The tree of Profile & Addresses is shown below... Legend:
A=USER ID (House), P=Profile Name (Mailbox), V=Protected Address ("V")

Code:
  A: bob@vqme.com

     P: bob@vqme.com    ← 1st profile; same as User ID
          V: external-2@earthlink.net
          V: external-3@comcast.net

     P: bob-02@vqme.com
          V: external-6@bellsouth.net

     P: amy@vqme.com
          V: external-7@earthlink.net

     P: amy-02@vqme.com ← Stand-alone. No protected addr
*Profiles that are used to receive mail addressed directly into them count as one address, but profiles used only to collect from outside addresses do not count as one.

IMPORTANT
If you re-configure your tree of Profiles & Addresses to pick up mail for several email addresses from a single vqME profile, don't overlook these important steps.


Last edited by --VQ-- on Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:24 pm; edited 1 time in total
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