Email username

in order for me to be able to pull down mail at wm@sodiumhalogen.com i
have to use m6817039 as my username.

i have tried wm@sodiumhalogen.com and simply wm

neither of these would work without errors.

Thanks in advance,

William Donnell

no, you have to use the m**** user name to connect to the SMTP server. As I reacal DH has made it possible to use wm@domain.com with IMAP though.

When you go to log in via webmail, you will use your E-mail address, so you don’t need to memorize that M*** thingy.

-Matttail

well, so far this seems to be my only complaint with dreamhost. not really sure why you can’t just use the entire email address to access pop3 like everyother host i have used.
I tried setting up an account on outlook using IMAP and it crashed outlook on 2 diff machines. so i don’t think that is going to work. :frowning:

William

I doubt that’s why things are crashing…

But anyway, most accounts these days come with loads of “regular” (shell / ftp) usernames, all of which come with a corresponding mail account. So it’s technically possible to avoid the mxxxxxx usernames unless you have a gazillion mailboxes.