Installing FirstClass® at Home
may find it helpful to print this page
to use during the installation •
In order to use FirstClass® at home, you must have an Internet
connection (cable, DSL, dialup).
FirstClass® does not give you an Internet
- Connect to the internet and click on one of the following links -
here to go to to the FirstClass site for international
clients in various languages - Danish, Dutch, Finnish,
French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese,
Spanish, Swedish, UK English.) Using an international client will require
a manual set-up. Directions are included below.
- Click to down load your client choice.
- This download will create an installer on your computer.
- Run this installer to install
the FirstClass® client.
note for the Windows XP installer: The installer will ask if you want
to install the program for "All Users
of this computer" or "Just
This User." Choose "Just This User."
- When the installer finishes,
the program should launch. If it does not, then find the FirstClass® Client
folder and start the program.
- When the installation is complete,
go back to the download web page and click .
This should automatically set up your client to access the
Lincoln mail server.
- When you start the program, you should first be presented
with a login page that looks like the following (without
the red lines). It will look slightly different with a Windows
or Mac OS 9 client but all the elements will be in the same
place and named the same way.
- The server name - mail.lincolnschool.org
- should have been inserted (underlined in red
above) when you clicked the button.
If it was not, you can insert it in the next step.
- Click on the Setup..
button (underlined in red above).
Note that on some installations, the launch may skip the login
step entirely and go directly to the set-up window. Should
that happen, just go to the next item.
- You should now be presented with the set-up window that
looks like the following (without the red
The red lines above are where
you enter the correct login information that allows you to
connect to the Lincoln LynxMail server.
The first two - User ID:
and Password: - are optional
to fill in and are for your convenience. In the User
ID box enter your usual login FirstCLass®ID. Once you do that, whenever
you log in, your User ID will come up automatically filled
The issue of entering your password is optional. If
you fill it in then anyone starting the FirstClass client
will be able to get into your mailbox. It is recommended that
you leave this box empty and type in your password whenever
you wish to log in.
The final Server: field
is REQUIRED in order for the
mail client to work. If it is not already automatically filled
in, fill it in with the following:
mail.lincolnschool.orgWithout this you will be unable to connect.
- One final step - In order to
customize the client for the Lincoln system, you have to perform a resources
To initiate this last simple
step, log into FirstClass and in the TechTalk conference
you will find an email with the subject Most
Recent FirstClass Update.
Just follow the simple directions in the email. If you don't have a TechTalk conference,
please request it with an email to Mr. Cofone firstname.lastname@example.org.