Email Configuration Setup

You are able to retrieve your email with a mail-client/program of your choice via POP3 / IMAP.
Email configuration set-up instructions differ between programs. However, all share the basic configuration settings:

Outgoing mail (SMTP) Server: Your ISP’s outgoing mail server or mail.yourdomain.com
Incoming mail (POP3) Server: mail.yourdomain.com
Email Address: Your email address
Username: Your email address
Password: Your email password

(Replace yourdomain.com with your domain name. E.g. our website domain is www.advertisingsolutions.co.za, so that means it should be mail.advertisingsolutions.co.za)

South African SMTP (Outgoing Mail) Servers

When making use of a South African ISP (Internet Service Provider) they supply you with an SMTP server through which your sent email is routed.  You need to configure your email client and set the outgoing server to the detail below that corresponds with your ISP.  You should also specify that your outgoing server doesn’t require authentication, and most of the time, no encryption is used, usually, the standard SMTP port of 25 is used.

List of South African SMTP Servers:

Telkom ADSL: smtp.dsl.telkomsa.net
Telkom Analogue Dial Up: smtp.saix.net
8TA: smtp.saix.net
MWEB: smtp.mweb.co.za
Vodacom: smtp.vodacom.co.za / smtp.vodamail.co.za
MTN: mail.mtn.co.za
Cell C: mail.cmobile.co.za
Iburst: smtp.iburst.co.za
Internet Solutions (IS) ADSL: smtp.isdsl.net
Internet Solutions 3G: smtp.isgms.net or smtp.dial-up.net

Neotel: smtp.neomail.co.za
ABSA: smtp.absamail.co.za or mail.absa.co.za
@lantic: smtp.lantic.net
NetActive: smtp.netactive.co.za
Polka: smtp.polka.co.za
Web Africa: smtp.wa.co.za
Axxess DSL: smtp.axxess.co.za

Select your email client below for step by step guides on setup

Instructions for commonly used mail programs are provided below. If your mail program is not listed here, please email [email protected] or consult your program’s documentation.

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    How does the repayment plan work?

    Upon acceptance of the quotation, we require a 50% deposit payment before the start of the project. The balance or outstanding amount has to be paid after we have completed the project.

    With the repayment plan, you are able to repay us the balance or outstanding amount over 3 months. However, failure to make payments will result in immediate suspension of your account.


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    When you design a website and want other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service.

    Web hosting services work by storing your website files in high-powered computers (web servers) connected to a very fast network. When someone types in your web address (such as www.advertisingsolutions.co.za), the Internet connects to the web server holding your website files and then transfers your website information back to their computer. From there they can surf and view the pages of your website.


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    A domain name (www.yourcompanyname.co.za) is essentially your company’s Internet address; the same way your company’s street address is used to find your offices, a domain name is used to find your website. Consider this: Pick a domain name that’s memorable and relevant!

    Please note: Domain pricing depends on the extension, see pricing here: https://advertisingsolutions.co.za/domains/


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    Stock photos can save you quite a bit of time and money, as you do not have to hire a photographer just to have some quality images for your website. While stock images cover a broad range of applications, it can be difficult to acquire pictures for a certain niche, or a specific product.

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    This is dependable on the amount of content you have on your website. Small websites that do not have much information 1-2 sliders will be enough. Websites with more pages and content to market will require more sliders to make the navigation of the site easily digestible for the viewer, while promoting certain products or content. We do not recommend more than 5 slides, as we find that most viewers spend a few minutes on your home page before moving on to another page and won’t view more than 5 slides.


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