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Turnpike is an offline Multi-user email and news client, supporting up to 255 users on a LAN
accessing a central database of news and email. "Offline" means that Turnpike is designed so that users need only connect occasionally to send and receive mail and news. All reading and writing can be done offline, potentially saving you money on Internet access.
This page concentrates on setting up a single user for use with blueyonder.
Changes in v6
The biggest change to Turnpike Six is its look and feel. A radical departure from previous versions sees Turnpike integrated in Windows Explorer. This means that your Turnpike folders now appear in the Windows Explorer folder tree alongside My Computer, Network Neighbourhood and the Recycle Bin, instead of appearing within a separate application.
Turnpike Universal Licence. Turnpike is free when used with Demon Internet. A Universal Licence is needed before you can use it with other ISPs. However as many ex-Demon users are still using Turnpike (in fact find me someone who has used Turnpike and since switched to something else.....) there will be many users of other ISPs with a universal licence. Alternatively it costs about £15 to buy.
Turnpike Download - follow this link to download the latest version of Turnpike.
An FAQ on Turnpike v6 can be found here:
In the following graphics you will see a mixture of Cable Internet and Blueyonder used. Where possible specify blueyonder but my settings are left over from older times....
Installation and configuring Connect for email and news
First of all run the Installation file and give as much correct info on mail and news servers as you can.
Turnpike consists of a main Connect window and a Turnpike window where you read mail and news.
Here is Connect:
On the Connect window click on configure - then site key to enter Universal Licence number. Turnpike will not work with blueyonder without this.
Then configure Host. Organisation can be anything you like. Accept mail for does not need to accept mail for cableinet addresses any more. Local email is used to route internal mail on a network.
Configure - Service Access should be as below:
Then to Configure - Email Transfer
Here you can set the outgoing mail gateway and add incoming mail accounts.
You will see I am using 3 blueyonder mailboxes, plus 2 Freeserve accounts and my dad's ntlworld account is mirrored to my mailbox but turned off.
To add a new email account click on Add
As I am on a Cable Modem I set the modem to external connection.
If on dialup my modem would show here and the PoP and phone number at the bottom.
Now to Configure - News transfer:
Again, just click add to add a news server. There are sections for username and password which can be left blank for blueyonder news servers but may be needed for any other news servers you use.
Now click the blue line under the telephone on main Connect window to get this screen.
Here I can set timeouts and edit my connection, or make a new one (eg for a new ISP).
I can connect from here or from the main window by clicking on the telephone icon.
Turnpike Window and Options
Now to the main Turnpike window - accessed via its own icon, via the icon in Connect window or via Explorer.
Click on Inbox to see your mail:
Or click on newsgroups to see news.
To add a newsgroup click on file - add and follow the instructions.
The only other window you need for basic use of turnpike is the Options Window found in the Configure menu.
You may need to change location of Turnpike folder if you don't want an icon on the desktop.
This is the only way to remove the icon.
One last tip is for cable modem users who want Turnpike to start on bootup and hide away in the taskbar. Edit the Turnpike Properties by right clicking on the Connect icon. Add /autodeliver to the target for the shortcut.
Don't forget the Turnpike FAQ at:
Plus the User Guide found in the help menu.
If all else fails email me.
Last Amended : 2002-08-31 by elfin
Original Author : Angua
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