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Free email account for Grid 2

To use the email feature in The Grid 2 you need a POP3 email account. If you do not have one, here are instructions for getting one online.

Register for an account

The website that provides free POP3 access is called Lavabit.

  • Go to https://lavabit.com/apps/register (this will open in a new browser window).
  • Select a username and password. Write these down because you will need to enter them into The Grid 2.
  • Enter the username and password on the registration form, along with the verification code.
  • Click Next and select the Basic Account.
  • You can now close the Lavabit browser window

Configure the email settings in The Grid 2

You can now enter the settings into The Grid 2. To access the email settings:

  • Select Edit > User Settings from the menu.
  • Select the Workspaces > Email category.
  • Enter the settings below.

Receiving email:

  • Host: lavabit.com
  • Username: [the username you selected]
  • Password: [the password you selected]
  • Requires SSL authentication: NO (unticked)
  • Port: 110

Sending email:

  • Host: lavabit.com
  • Username: [the username you selected]
  • Password: [the password you selected]
  • Requires SSL authentication: NO (unticked)
  • Port: 25

Other details:

  • Reply address: [username]@lavabit.com
    You must include a reply address for the mailshack emails to work.
  • Delete messages from email server when read: YES (ticked)

That’s it! You can test the settings by clicking Test Email Settings, and then click Ok to return to your grids and start sending emails.

Disclaimer: The “lavabit” website is not affiliated with Smartbox, and we can’t promise that their email service will be running at any time.

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