Netscape Communicator 4
Before installing Netscape Communicator, you should make sure
that you have the following:
- A 386sx or better PC with a minimum of 16 megabytes of RAM and
Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or Windows NT. For the purposes of this
manual, it will be assumed that the operating system is Windows 95.
- A minimum of 20 megabytes of hard drive space.
- If you are installing from a CD, you will require a CD-ROM
- If you wish to use Communicators Conference component, you will
require a 486 or better PC, a full duplex sound card, speakers and a
- A connection to the Internet. This can be either hard wired or a
dial up connection through an ISP. If your connection to the
Internet is through an ISP, you will require a modem. Although a
14.4 modem is acceptable for most applications, you will find it to
be painfully slow during peak hours or when accessing graphics and
video clips. The general rule is
"the faster, the better".
- For instructions on installing Communicator, see the software
Running Communicator 4
The first time that you launch Communicator, it runs a wizard
that allows the user to enter essential configuration information. A
Wizard is a specialized application that runs under Windows 95 that
aids in the setup of various tasks. The wizard will ask the user for
information that will set up a
"profile"for that user,
including items such as the users Email address. Many users, each with
a different E-mail address, can use the same computer. However, they
will each have their own user profile. Before running Communicator,
you should have the following information available. However, it can
be entered or change later.
- Your E-mail address
- The username you will use to access your E-mail. If you are
using an ISP, it will most likely be the same as your regular login
- Your E-mail password
- The address of your outgoing mail server. It is also known as a
- The address of your incoming mail server. This is usually the
same as your outgoing mail server.
- Whether your incoming mail server uses POP3 or IMAP4 protocol. If
you are using an ISP, it is most likely POP3.
Most of the above information will be provided to you by your
network administrator or your ISP.