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authorJonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk>2021-09-20 14:16:56 +0200
committerJonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk>2021-09-20 14:16:56 +0200
commitb293dddeca617a50db500bf064b8815f25a66da9 (patch)
parent3948ab3f1626b6663e9d676a28061818a246acc1 (diff)
modernize sections on webmail and application
1 files changed, 19 insertions, 27 deletions
diff --git a/USE.md b/USE.md
index f904866..583f955 100644
--- a/USE.md
+++ b/USE.md
@@ -34,35 +34,27 @@ All emails sent to you will be received at your personal account,
no matter which of your email addresses was used.
-## Webmail setup
+## Webmail
-Webmail is probably the simplest way to reach your emails. Somewhat like
-HoTMaiL but without advertisements.
+You can access your emails via a web browser -
+also called a webmail webapp -
+at the website <https://mail.example.org/>.
-The website <https://mail.example.org/> offers several webmail applications,
-each with different strengths and weaknesses.
+Using webmail is simpler since you only need to know its web address,
+but can be less secure and less efficient than using a real email application.
-The topmost of the webmail applications, IMP, is recommended, due to its most
-complete functionality. It provides access to changing your account
-Same website also lists some alternative websites also offering webmail access
-to accounts at Example orga. Save those addresses on your own
-computer, for the case of the primary webmail service one day being out of
+## Application
-Entering webmail, step by step:
+You can access your emails via a dedication application
+installed on your system.
- 1. Go to <https://mail.example.org/>
- 2. Pick the topmost webmail application, IMP
- 3. Login using your personal username and password
+Using a "real" email application requires a bit of setup,
+but works faster and more reliable.
+It is also less of a burden on the server.
-## Recommended setup of local email program
-If you have a computer of your own, it is recommended to use a "real" email
-application in favor of webmail. It works faster and is more stable. It is also
-puts less burden on the server.
+If you have a computer of your own,
+please consider using a "real" email application in favor of webmail.
1. Download [Mozilla Thunderbird](http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird)
@@ -79,23 +71,23 @@ puts less burden on the server.
3. Use your provided username and **mail.example.org** as both
incoming and outgoing server
4. Enable encryption for incoming mail (imap or pop3):
- * Enable "SSL" (also called "secure connection")
+ * Enable "TLS" (also called "SSL" or "secure connection")
5. Enable encryption for outgoing mail (smtp):
- 1. Enable "SSL"
+ 1. Enable "TLS" (also called "SSL" or "secure connection")
2. Change port number from the standard 25 to 465 (Mozilla Thunderbird does
this automatically)
3. Enable authentication, using same username and password as for your
incoming mail
- /!\ Avoid "TLS" (also called "secure *passwords*") - it does not work
- together with SSL.
+ /!\ Avoid "secure *passwords*") - it does not work
+ together with TLS.
Many email applications help you setting up your account using a "wizard".
Unfortunately security setup is often left out from such routines.
If you are guided by a wizard, you therefore afterwards need to manually check
that the configuration produced match the above instructions.
-/!\ Some applications stash away security options (SSL, password etc.) below
+/!\ Some applications stash away security options (TLS, password etc.) below
"advanced settings" or similar.