Getting Your E-mail
There are several ways to access your e-mail from the VCN:
- Use the webmail program called 'SquirrelMail'
SquirrelMail offers an interface to your mail inbox
that has lots of features and options,
including a folder system, a filter system,
spellchecking with several international dictionaries,
several colour schemes,
and the ability to translate your messages using one of several translation servers on the Internet.
E-mail any problems, comments, or suggestions you have with SquirrelMail to
SquirrelMail is our modern replacement of the simpler program
that we had been using.
We'll continue to host AcmeMail for awhile,
but we will be discontinuing its service,
because it has proven to be too simple for most users
and we have had reports where it has misbehaved.
If you have a dial-in account, you can install an
e-mail program such as Netscape Messenger,
Microsoft Outlook, or Eudora on your home computer.
You can also log into our text-based service
and use the Pine email program.
You can also use the BC Community Networks
web-to-email gateway in Victoria.
Comments and suggestions can be sent to
Note: Now that we are using SquirrelMail,
which has as many features as the Victoria service,
we suggest that you use the Victoria service
only if you have started a folder system with them.
If you are a first-time user of the webmail service at VCN,
we recommend that you use SquirrelMail.
There are many other free e-mail services
out there which will allow you to pick up your VCN e-mail.
A good place to find one of these services with all the features you need is at
Last modified January 21, 2002.