How do I clean up my email?

Email Disclaimer: By proceeding with the following instructions to manage your mailbox size you are hereby:

  1. Accepting full responsibility for loss of the email removed.
  2. Fully aware that all deleted emails will be permanently lost.
  3. Acknowledging that Blackfoot accepts no responsibility for the removed.

Instructions for Removing Excess Email from Your Blackfoot Email

  • Open your web browser and visit: https://webmail.blackfoot.net
  • Login with your username and password.
  • On the left-hand column you will see folders labeled Inbox, Drafts, Sent and Trash.
  • Empty Trash Folder.  This normally frees up a considerable amount of space.
  • To empty the trash, click on the Trash link on the left side of the screen. This will display the items in your trash folder.  At the bottom of the screen there is a box that says select, click the down arrow on the right side of that box and select “All” from the menu that pops up. This will highlight all the messages in this folder.
  • At the top of the screen click on the Delete button and this will remove them permanently.

Automatically Empty Trash Folder on Logout

  • In the main screen at the top right, click on Settings. Then click Preferences, Server Settings.
  • Under the Maintenance heading, put a check in the box to Clear Trash on Logout.
  • Click Save to apply the change.

Empty Sent Folder

  • Under the Folders column locate and click on the Sent folder. This will display the items in your Sent folder.
  • At the bottom of the screen there is a box that says Select. Click the down arrow on the right side of that box and select All from the menu that pops up. This will highlight all the messages in this folder.
  • At the top of the screen click on the Delete button and this will remove them permanently.

Alternate Method for Keeping your Mailbox Clean

Use an email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, etc.) and set it to use POP3. This method will download mail from the server and store it on your local computer, then delete the messages from the server once it has downloaded the messages.

Mail Server Settings

  • Incoming mail server name: mail.blackfoot.net
  • Incoming mail port: 110 No SSL
    • Enter username / password where prompted for authentication.
  • Outgoing mail server name: smtp.blackfoot.net
  • Outgoing Mail Port: 587
    • Use authentication (same as incoming server) No SSL