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SETTING UP MSGTAG FREE ON YOUR COMPUTER
Downloading and Installation
Entering your mail settings
Your MSGTAG account

USING MSGTAG FREE
Tagging your mail
Minimising MSGTAG
Closing MSGTAG
Changing your mail account properties
Removing an account

Setting Up MSGTAG Free

DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING MSGTAG

  • Option 1. On the MSGTAG website, click on the appropriate download button. A box will appear asking if you want to "Save to disk" or "Run from location". Click on "Save to disk" and then press "OK". A new box will appear asking where you want to download the file to. Select your location and click "Save".

  • Option 2. On the MSGTAG website, click on the appropriate download button. A box will appear asking if you want to "Save to disk" or "Run from location". Click on "Run from location" and then press "OK". After the MSGTAG file has downloaded, the Install Wizard will install MSGTAG for you.

ENTERING YOUR MAIL SETTINGS
To import your mail settings:
If you are using MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Incredimail, Eudora, or Netscape Mail as your email program, the Import function is the easiest way to set up your mail accounts. Use the Import function to automatically retrieve the relevant settings from your email program.

  1. Click on the Options button, select Tools and then select Mail Accounts



  2. Click on the Import button on the Mail Accounts window.

  3. The Import Mail Settings window will appear and MSGTAG will present you with a list of the mail accounts that it has detected.
  4. Check the accounts you want MSGTAG to import.
  5. Click the Import button.

To add a mail account manually:
MSGTAG allows you to add mail account settings manually. If you are using an email program other than MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Incredimail, Eudora, or Netscape Mail, you will need to manually add your mail account settings.

You will need the following information from your Internet service provider (ISP) or local area network (LAN) administrator:

  • The name of your outgoing mail server
  • The port that your computer uses to access this mail server
  1. Click on the Options button, select Tools and then select Mail Accounts.


  2. Click on the Add button on the Mail Accounts window.



  3. The New Mail Account Wizard will guide you through the process of manually adding a mail account.



    Getting Your Mail Account's SMTP Settings:
    To get the name of your SMTP server, you will need to consult the documentation provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) when you signed up for your email account. Contact your ISP if you're still unsure.


    MSGTAG's SMTP Port Settings:
    When MSGTAG asks for your SMTP port (below), it's best to use the port number that MSGTAG provides you, and make sure you change your mail program's SMTP port setting to match this. Unless you are using Eudora, you should not use port 25. The reason for this is that some antivirus software uses localhost port 25. If you are running this type of software and MSGTAG is listening on port 25, there is a good chance you will experience conflict.

    If you are using Eudora, you will need to use port 25, because this is the only port available for Eudora. If you want to add mail accounts that use different SMTP servers, make sure that each account is listening on a different port, so MSGTAG can send the outgoing message to the correct SMTP server. Remember to update each mail account's SMTP port number in your mail program accordingly.


    Once you have entered the details of your mail account, the MSGTAG wizard will instruct you to change the SMTP server settings in your mail program.



YOUR MSGTAG ACCOUNT

To create a new MSGTAG Account
You must have a MSGTAG account to use the application. If you do not have one, you can create one.


  • Click the Options button, then select Tools and click on MSGTAG Account.
  • The MSGTAG Account wizard will be displayed. Select the 'I want to create a new MSGTAG account' option and click OK.
  • The MSGTAG Account wizard will provide you with links to the terms and conditions of MSGTAG. Once you've read these and agreed to them, check the box and click the Next button to proceed.
  • The wizard will guide you through the process of setting up your MSGTAG account.

To use an existing MSGTAG Account
If you've set up your own MSGTAG account before, you don't need to set up another one, simply enter the user details for your existing account and MSGTAG will recognise you.

[Please note that you cannot run two instances of MSGTAG at the same time using the same account. If you intend to use MSGTAG on two different computers, and there is a chance that you might have them running simultaneously, we strongly suggest that you set up two separate MSGTAG accounts.]

  • Click the Options button, then select Tools and click on MSGTAG Account.
  • The MSGTAG Account wizard will be displayed. Select the 'I want to use an existing MSGTAG account' option and click OK.
  • Enter your email address and the password you supplied when you created your MSGTAG account. If you have forgotten your password, click on the Forgotten? button and MSGTAG will send you an email with instructions on how to create a new password.

Using MSGTAG Free

To tag your mail
You can choose to enable tags in your email in three ways:

  1. By clicking on the button on the right half of the MSGTAG capsule. The text will change from "Tagging is off" to "Tagging is on"


  2. By right-clicking on the MSGTAG icon in the system tray, then selecting Enable Tagging

  3. Or by clicking on the Options button, selecting Tools and then selecting Enable Tagging

To minimize MSGTAG
MSGTAG runs in the background. You can minimize the application by clicking the minimize button in the MSGTAG window or, in the Tools menu, clicking Minimize to Tray.

In the system tray at the bottom right of your screen a MSGTAG capsule icon will appear. If the capsule is completely orange then this indicates that tagging is off. If the capsule has a green tip then tagging is on.

Anytime you need to change MSGTAG's settings, simply double click on the capsule icon.


To close MSGTAG
To close MSGTAG, simply right click on the capsule icon in your system tray and select Exit.

IMPORTANT: Please note that when MSGTAG is closed, you will not be able to send any email. But don't worry, MSGTAG will warn you before you exit, so you don't switch it off accidentally. We suggest that you leave MSGTAG running and just disable tagging when you don't want to use it.


Changing your mail account properties
MSGTAG allows you to change your mail account settings manually.

  1. On the Tools menu, click on Mail Accounts.

  2. In the Mail Accounts window, select a mail account by clicking on it, and then click the Properties button.


    To remove a MSGTAG account

    1. On the Tools menu, click on Mail Accounts.
    2. In the Mail Accounts window, select a mail account by clicking on it, and then click the Remove button.

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