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Archive for February, 2015

Mail Setup

Having trouble with your mail @fsjames.com?

SECURITY WARNING – this is because the actual server name is practically unspellable and I’m not going to pay for a certificate for everyone else’s free email service. Click CONTINUE and ADD an exception. You will have to do this almost every time your browser updates. The site is perfectly safe.

I am hosting the mailboxes simply because I didn’t want people to lose service after 15 years of having an @fsjames.com email. Feel free to make a donation, in over 2 years not one person in town has.

If you’re setting up Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, etc. there’s a couple tricks you should be aware of.

Mailboxes are limited in size. Use POP3 so the mail is removed from the server and it doesn’t overflow, you can set computers to leave mail on the server under the Account-Advanced settings if it’s not your main system.

INCOMING SERVER is mail.fsjames.com Ignore any site warnings because the real name is unspellable. Logon with your whole email address under Username

OUTGOING SERVER must be set to the service you use. Telus and Maxair Highspeed users use smtp.telus.net. No under Authentication.

If you use IMAP you’ll need to go into the WEBMAIL at webmail.fortstjames.com and PURGE your Trash once in awhile.


The hotel or place you’re at may be on Shaw, or Rogers, or Bell or some other Internet service. They won’t let you send mail through someone else’s server. Use the webmail feature that works just like Hotmail and Yahoo. As long as you don’t check a message and pick delete it will still be there next time you use Outlook. You can even choose filters to delete spam and such if you look at the bottom of the page before you choose Squirrelmail or Roundcube to read it.

webmail.fortstjames.com    or

go to www.fortstjames.com and click on the mailbox icon.

Logon with your email address and password, if you forgot your password – guess what? I don’t know it either. Call me at 4008 and we’ll have t make a new password for you. It will need to be a complex one with capitals, letters and numbers in it that meets a minimum standard. The days of “bob” or “1234” are long gone.


call 996-4008
Your In Town Computer Doctor