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extermal pop3 accounts using webmail?

How do I set up external pop3 accounts using webmail ?

I trying to use webmail to access my orange mail as I don't like their webmail. However I'm unsure what the settings for "Utilities\Multi Accounts" should be

1) UserName - OK
2) Hostname - What should I put here? Their IP address?
3) Mailserver - OK pop.orange.net

I thought the settings would be

1)Account name
2)password
3)pop server

The help doesn't seem to provide any clues

cheers
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extermal pop3 accounts using webmail?

If you have an email mailbox called fred@btinternet.com which you login to using the username fred123 and password 123fred and use the POP3 server mail.btinternet.com you use the following details:

Username: fred123
Hostname: btinternet.com
Mailserver: mail.btinternet.com
Type: if the Mailserver specified is a POP3, select POP3. If it's an IMAP server, select IMAP.

This creates a new entry called fred123@btinternet.com (this is not your actual email address it is just Username@Hostname), which when you click it will ask for your password.

So:

Username is what you login with to get to your mailbox and not necessarily your mailbox name.
Hostname is the domain part of your email address (the bit after the @)
Mailserver is just that the POP3/IMAP server.

Note: there was a problem with Usernames containing @ (i.e. you actually login with a username like fred@domain.com) which did not work. I'm not sure if this has been fixed yet.