Free Personalized Princeton E-mail Accounts

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Princeton residents can have as many as five (5) personalized E-mail accounts. Each account will have addresses of the form:

MyAccount@princeton-ma.us

Use the Subscription form to request your personal account(s). You'll receive an E-mail notification when it has been established.

To request additional E-mail accounts, use the Subscription form. Just designate your submission as a change order.

 
MyAccount can be any reasonable string of letters, numbers or characters.
  • No FirstNameOnly addresses.
  • Instead of "johnandjane", you may use "john-jane". Don't use "&".
  • No blank spaces.
    Use separators such as
    "
    . "  or  " - "  or  " _ ".

After subscribing, here's how to set up your
Princeton E-mail account.

  • Use any web browser ( IE, Firefox, etc. ) and go to

www.princeton-ma.us/webmail.

  • Your account name, MyAccount is your UserName.

Usernames are NOT case sensitive.
( i.e., MyName
= myname )

  • Enter your Password and press Login. The temporary startup Password for all accounts is Worcester.

Passwords ARE case sensitive.
( i.e., worcester
Worcester )

Mailbox Quota

Each mailbox has been allocated 100 Mb of storage space.

Contact Customer Service if you find an increase necessary.

 

Forgot your password?
Just point here.

  • Select the Options tab

  • Click the Options tab and select Change Password to create a secret password.

  • Particularly if you use Webmail rather than Outlook, you might want to change some of the General Options, i.e., local time zone, etc.

Use the E-mail Forwarding option if you want your Princeton E-mail to be forwarded to another E-mail system ( i.e., AOL, Yahoo, your business, etc. ).

Set Keep a copy of the forwarded messages to NO.
If you unnecessarily keep copies of forwarded messages, you will be consuming limited storage space. This might limit operation of your E-mail account.

  • Under E-mail Filters, SpamAssassin and Antivirus have been activated for all E-mail accounts. You may change these settings.

    We recommend that you use a Junk Mail folder to capture (for up to 14 days) blocked messages. This gives you a chance to retrieve any that you consider not to be spam. You can add those addresses to a While List.


How to use your Princeton E-mail to compose and retrieve messages

Messages sent to your Princeton E-mail account are directed over the internet to a mail server located in Waltham, MA. You can either view and manage your messages there ( using webmail ) or download your messages to your PC ( using MS Outlook ).

These two methods for using your Princeton E-mail account are described below:

To import an address book, use the CSV Import/Export link under the Address Book tab. The .csv file must be in the format:

<name1>;<email1>, or
<name2>,<email2>

Webmail

  • Login using the procedure described above in the How to set up your Princeton E-mail account paragraph.

  • The Inbox, Compose and Address Book are straightforward.

  • For further assistance, use the Help tab.

MS Outlook, Thunderbird other E-mail clients and devices such as smartphones & IPads

  • An E-mail client, such as MS Outlook ( or Outlook Express ), connects with the mail server, downloads your messages to your PC and provides a path to send messages.

  • Instructions for setting up Outlook are available from Microsoft. They should be in the Help section of your PC.

  • Set up the following parameters:

    • Incoming mail is a POP3 server. Do not use IMAP as this will leave messages on the server and, eventually, exceed your account's quota.

    • Incoming mail (POP3):  mail.princeton-ma.us. Use port 110.

    • Outgoing mail (SMTP):  mail.princeton-ma.us, Use port 587.

    • If you wish to connect over SSL/TLS you must replace both the incoming and outgoing mail server hostnames in the mail application (i.e., Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.) with mail.hoster906.com rather than mail.princeton-ma.us. Also, select TLS for the type of encrypted connection in the Advanced settings (i.e., in Outlook).

    • Account name:  MyAccount ( your Princeton E-mail account name )

    • Password:  Your Princeton E-mail account password

    • More Settings / Outgoing Server:  My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use the same settings as the incoming mail server should be checked.

    • More Settings / Advanced:  Leave a copy of messages on the server should be unchecked or you will eventually exceed your account's quota.

Note:  Your E-mail messages will remain on the princeton-ma.us mail server until you select "Send/Receive" from MS Outlook. Thus, you can use Webmail from any browser to check your messages ( i.e., when you travel, etc. ).


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