Email Preferences

(available in EditPad Pro only)

Select Options|Preferences in the menu and click on the Email tab to configure EditPad Pro for sending email.

Double-Clicking Highlighted Email Addresses

When you double-click a highlighted email address in a text file, EditPad Pro can do one of three things:

Email Queue

If you turn on "automatically send email messages placed into the email queue", EditPad Pro will start sending email right away when you click the Send button in the email composition panel. This way you do not have to click on the Send button in the mail queue. You should turn on this option if you have a permanent Internet connection.

Turn on "close email queue automatically after all messages have been sent" to make the mail queue disappear automatically when all emails have been sent successfully. If there was a problem sending some or all of the messages in the queue, then the queue will remain visible, so you can see which messages were not sent.

Email Server Settings

Before you can use File|Mail, you need to specify the mail server EditPad Pro should use to send email. EditPad Pro only supports the SMTP protocol, which is the de facto standard for sending email on the Internet. If you connect to the internet through a public dial-up or broadband ISP, you can use your ISP's SMTP server. Typical names for the SMTP server are mail.isp.com, relay.isp.com and smtp.isp.com, where isp.com is your internet provider's domain name. The standard port for SMTP connections is 25.

Most SMTP servers do not use encryption. Some require SSL or TLS encryption, and some allow the email client to negotiate for TLS encryption. Your email provider should tell you which encryption method you need to select. If they don't, you may be able to guess the encryption method from the port number your server uses. Port 465 is the standard port for SMTP connections encrypted with SSL. Port 587 is the standard port for SMTP connections encrypted with TLS. If you select one of these encryption methods in EditPad, the port number is changed automatically. You can still choose a different port number. If your SMTP server uses encryption on port 25, set the encryption method to "TLS, if available".

For Gmail, set the server to smtp.gmail.com and use TLS encryption on port 587.

If you connect to the Internet through a corporate network, you will have to ask your network administrator which server you can use. MS Exchange and other proprietary protocols are not supported by EditPad Pro.

Email Server Authentication

Many SMTP servers only allow you to send email after logging in with your email username and email password. Often, the requirement is that you check your incoming email before you can send email. This is called "POP-before-SMTP authentication". When you mark this option, you can type in your email username and email password, as well as the server from which you retrieve incoming mail. EditPad Pro supports the POP3 protocol, which is the de facto standard for receiving email on the Internet. Typical server names are mail.isp.com, pop.isp.com and pop3.isp.com. The standard port is 110 for unencrypted POP3 and TLS-encrypted POP3. The standard port is 995 for SSL-encrypted POP3. Note that EditPad Pro will not actually download any of your email. It will only log onto the server, and then disconnect, for the purpose of authenticating you so you can send email using EditPad Pro.

If your ISP requires a username and password to send email, but does not require you to check your incoming email before sending email, the ISP is using "SMTP authentication". When you mark this option, you can type in your email username and email password that EditPad Pro can use to connect to the SMTP server.

For Gmail, select "SMTP authentication" and enter your full @gmail.com email address and your Gmail password.