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  • A single email sent to a user or by a user may not exceed 10 Megabytes. Remember that attachments are MIME encoded. Depending on type of file you are trying to send, you may not be able to attach a file larger than 7.5 Megabytes due to encoding.
  • Spam or junk email is unsolicited email often sent in bulk to numerous recipients. Clicking on links in junk email may expose users to computer viruses and online scams. Given the many different ways your email address can be obtained by a 'Spammer', the biggest single thing you can do is simply control who has your email address. You can also unsubscribe to unwanted newsletters or mailing lists by clicking on the 'Unsubscribe' link usually found at the bottom of the message.


Tip: Before deleting an account, save any messages you don't want to erase in a different location, such as the desktop or the On My Mac mailbox.

  1. Choose Preferences from the Mail menu.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Select the account you want to delete.
  4. Click Remove.

It's easy to set up and begin using Mac OS X's Mail application.

Tip: If you entered your email account information when you registered Mac OS X, you don't need to set up Mail again.

How to set up Mail

First, gather some information about your email account.

  1. Type of email account you have (Bruce Telecom uses POP or IMAP)
  2. Your email address (user@brucetelecom.com)
  3. Your account password
  4. Mail server ("host") names (mail.bmts.com for incoming and smtp.bmts.com for outgoing)

 Next, follow these steps to configure Mail:

  1. Open Mail.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Mail menu. If you have not yet set up any accounts, the Mail Setup window appears, and you can skip to Step 7.
  3. Click the Accounts icon in the Mail Preferences window.
  4. Click Create Account.
  5. Choose the correct account type from the pop-up menu.
  6. In the Description field, type any name you would like to use to identify the account. This is the name that will appear in your list of accounts.
  7. Using the rest of the information you gathered, complete the rest of the fields. Bruce Telecom does not use secure authentication when sending.
  8. If desired, click the Account Options tabs to change the default account behavior.
  9. Click OK when you are finished.

Repeat these steps for any other accounts you want to set up.

If you've set things up but can't seem to get or send email, please feel free to contact us using the link below.

First, open the mail client by double clicking the Windows Live Mail icon which will be located in your start menu or as an icon on your desktop.


 In the Windows Live Mail program, click on the Accounts tab at the top of the screen, then click the Add E-mail Account button.

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Fill out your account information, making sure to place a check mark in the Manually configure server settings option. Once finished, click the Next button in the bottom right to continue.

Note: if you would rather have your password remembered so that you don't need to enter it everytime you check for email, make sure to place a check in the Remember this password option as well.









Now, configure your server settings as follows:

  • Incoming Server Type = IMAP
  • Incoming Server Address = mail.bmts.com
  • Incoming Port = 993
  • Authenticate using = Clear text
  • Logon user name = First part of your e-mail address. For example, the username for johndoe@brucetelecom.com would just be johndoe
  • Outgoing Server Address = smtp.bmts.com
  • Outgoing Port = 587
  • Requires a secure connection (SSL) = enabled (on both incoming and outgoing servers)
  • Requires authentication = enabled

Once complete, click the Next button to continue.











Congratulations! Your e-mail account should be ready to begin using in Windows Live Mail. Click the Finish button to close the account settings window and you should now see your Bruce Telecom e-mail address listed on the left of the Windows Live Mail screen.








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