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  2. Sign up to Team App. You will be sent an email to confirm your registration.
  3. Log into the App and search for “Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation.”
  4. Choose your applicable access group(s).
  5. If you don’t have a smartphone go to to sign up and view this App online.

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Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Email

*NOTE: 1/21/2018 – The following Webmail LINK and instructions are for the new website and Webmail access that has not been enabled or rolled out yet. This will be covered at an upcoming meeting and you will be notified beforehand that it is active and ready. Do not use this link or info for now – thanks!*

Go to the MBN Webmail Login (see below to conveniently setup in your email client instead): Webmail Login

Through a cooperative effort of most of the Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Clubs and the MBN (Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation), we have established an Email address for any of the clubs who want them.

Each club has been assigned a standardized email address. The concept behind the “standardized email address” is that our each club is assigned an email address that includes their  club name along with “” The MBN Webmaster maintains a behind the scenes email contact list for all of the clubs who chose to submit their contact information. It also establishes a way each club can be contacted by perspective members or anyone else interested in their club. Each club has been assigned a unique user ID and password to access their email.

How Does It Work?

You can click on the “Email Login” Button above to access your email account as Webmail through any Internet browser, or see below for setting up your club email address through your local email client program.


  • You can keep a totally separate email “log in” and it does not interact with your existing club email program.
  • You can send and receive emails under the “” email address for your club.
  • When you reply back to someone, it will send your club’s “” email address that your club was assigned.
  • You can set up your email through your current ISP/Email program to check you emails automatically when you check your personal emails.


  • You have to go to a separate “log in” screen to check your email.
  • You have to take a few minutes to set it up properly.

Why Do We Need This Rather Than Using Our Own Personal Email Accounts?

The general idea is that by establishing this “system” as far as the “public” is concerned, there is a familiar contact email address for each club that doesn’t change. You do not have to worry about keeping everyone updated with a new email contact any time you change Officers or your contact person changes. In the long run, it will be much simpler to just let MBN know when you have an email address change, and they can make the change in one place. It also allows clubs to use the “” address (when set up properly) as your club email contact, thus keeping your personal email personal.

My Club Already Has Email Established. Why The New Address?

Standardization – that’s the answer. Even though your club had a “Club Email address” established we wanted to have a standardized email for all of the MBN clubs. Overall, it is simpler for us to maintain an address for all of the clubs for contacts through Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation.

How Do I Set It Up?

At this time, we are providing instructions on how to set them up on Outlook 2016 and Webmail as a backup below. General instructions for other local mail clients are available through Video Tutorials at*. Visit that link and scroll down the left edge menu for Email | Client Applications for a list of available local mail clients. You will also find a selection of tutorial videos in that menu for our three (3) Webmail clients. If you have set your’s up and would like to offer the “how-to” for a specific program other than Outlook 2016, email the instructions to us and we will post them.

* The important thing to note about the Video Tutorials is that they show creating a POP3 connection. Please USE IMAP instead and on the Advanced tab – or similar location in other clients – set the incoming port to use 993 and the outgoing port to use 465, and both encryption types to SSL/TLS! Please do NOT use unencrypted email connections! Contact website support for further assistance.

If you are familiar with setting up a new email address in your particular local email client program, here are the specific manual secure SSL/TLS settings for Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation email:

  • Username:
  • Password:         Use the email account’s password provided.
  • Incoming Server:
  • IMAP Port:        993
  • Outgoing Server:
  • SMTP Port:        465
  • IMAP and SMTP BOTH require authentication.

Here are step-by-step instructions for Outlook 2016 and Webmail below:

Outlook 2016 Setup for Email (IMAP Secure)

This will set up a new IMAP email account in your Outlook 2016 mail client by default – we strongly recommend this type of account as it communicates better with the mail server, handling email in both your mail client and the mail server. IMAP also polls the mail server better for new email and changes. IMAP also creates a separate area in your mail client for each email address making it easier to keep email from multiple email addresses separate, and easier to find and manage your multiple accounts.

  1. Open Outlook 2016.
  2. Click on File from the main MENU.
  3. Click ‘+ Add Account‘ BUTTON to the upper right.
  4. Copy your new email address into the ‘Enter an email address to add to your account’ box.
  5. Copy your email address password into the ‘Enter the password for emailaddress’ box. (**NOTE: Some older email clients may not accept passwords with uppercase letters or special characters. If you are setting up an email account in a different local mail client and you keep getting failure errors, contact for a password reset.**)
  6. Click on the Connect BUTTON. You should see ‘Account setup is complete’ message shortly.
  7. Click Finish on the Congratulations screen.
  8. Decide if you want to leave the CHECKBOX ‘Set up Outlook Mobile on my phone, too‘ checked or not? (Checkbox checked will open a browser window to where you can enter your mobile phone number to have a download link sent to your mobile phone that will contain an automatic set up script.)
  9. Click the OK BUTTON.

You should now see Outlook 2016 open with a Microsoft Outlook Test Message email in it if all went right. (NOTE: If you have already used this email account all of your existing email will download – this may take some time. If you have previously set up additional folders these will also be created and populated with anything already stored in them.) Continue with the 2nd part of Outlook 2016 setup below:


  1. Click on Inbox under your new email address.
  2. Click on File from the main MENU. Make sure you have the right email address selected at the top under Account Information.
  3. Click on the large, square Account Settings button.
  4. Click on the ‘Account Settings…‘ option from the dropdown.
  5. Find your new email address and click on it from the list.
  6. Click the ‘Change…‘ option from above.
  7. If you like, you can change ‘Your Name:’ under User Information to anything you prefer. NOTE: Make sure you DON’T check the ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)’ as it is incompatible.
  8. See the ‘Mail to keep offline‘ sliding bar to the lower right. By sliding the marker left to right you can set your account to keep email offline (in your mail client, i.e. Outlook) for any length from 1 month to all. We recommend 12 months too keep your local client and webserver from getting too big (will slow everything down).
  9. Move the slide marker to the setting you prefer by clicking on the bar until it is where you want it.
  10. Click on the More Settings… BUTTON.
  11. Click on the Advanced TAB at the top right.
  12. Under Server Port Numbers make sure ‘Incoming server (IMAP):’ is set to 993. Make sure ‘Outgoing server (SMTP):’ is set to 465. Make sure both dropdowns ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection:’ are set to SSL/TSL. Update any of these if necessary.
  13. Make sure the CHECKBOX ‘Purge items when switching folders while online‘ is CHECKED. (This will delete copies of your email on the mail server that you have deleted from your local mail client.)
  14. Click the OK BUTTON.
  15. Click the ‘Next >‘ BUTTON. (If you had it checked, Outlook will send another test email – popup will occur. If you did, click the Close BUTTON on that popup dialog box when it is done.)
  16. Click the Finish BUTTON.
  17. Click the Close BUTTON on the Account Settings dialog box.

You should be all set! Contact if you have any issues.

NOTE: Some Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) require that you send outgoing email through their SMTP server. If you are unable to send email after setup and all your settings match the above, contact your ISP email support for instructions on how to set your email client to use their outgoing email server instead. It will be different for each ISP.

Webmail Instructions

The webmail option is always available, and also provides a great backup method for getting your website email when you can’t get to your local mail client program. Webmail can be accessed from anywhere at any time as long as you have an Internet connection and a web browser available.

NOTE: Accessing your email through Webmail may change which email messages later download to your local mail client, and any replies you send through webmail may not show up in your local mail client later but will always be available again through Webmail.

  1. Open a web browser.
  2. Type into the browser URL box.
    1. NOTE: Make sure you use HTTPS with the ‘S‘ to connect using encrypted SSL to protect your login credentials and make your online email work secure. You will see the connection change to ‘’ which is the alternate (and actual) URL you can use to access your Webmail. 2096 is the secure Webmail port. If you see 2095 you are NOT using httpS. Make that correction and reload the login window please!
  3. In the ‘Email Address‘ box enter your full website email address (example:
  4. In the ‘Password‘ box enter your full password remembering it is case-sensitive!
  5. Press the ‘Log in‘ BUTTON.
  6. If this is your FIRST time logging in to Webmail you may see a message (upper right usually) ‘Change your email configuration options anytime’ with a gray ‘Got it‘ BUTTON. Click that button to continue. Normally, you will only see this the first time you access your webmail.
  7. You may see a screen now with multiple Webmail client options. Our defaults are:
    1. horde
    2. roundcube
    3. SquirrelMail
    4. You can choose any of them to see which one you prefer. They all look and behave differently from each other somewhat. You CAN use a different one at different times, though we recommend you choose one and stick with it.
    5. You can click the ‘Set as Default’ link under any of them to bypass this choice screen in the future.
  8. We recommend the ‘horde‘ option as we use that one the most. The following instructions will pertain to horde. **If you try and decide to use one of the other two options, the actions in them and behavior will not match the ensuing instructions!
    1. **NOTE: For your assistance we provide a number of Video Tutorials for each of these three Webmail clients: Go to: and scroll down the left edge to the Webmail section!**
  9. Click the large horde BUTTON.
  10. You should see the Webmail client now and be opened in your Inbox.
  11. Click once on an individual email from address or subject to view the contents in the bottom box. If an email is ONLY HTML code you may need to click on a provided link to show the actual content in a popup box.
    1. When you are viewing an individual email address you will see buttons above to Reply, to Forward and Delete the message.
    2. You can press the ‘Refresh’ button to check for any new email and load it in your Inbox.
    3. By default, when you delete an individual email message it will still be listed in your Inbox but with a line through it.
      1. To remove all deleted messages from your Inbox, click on the ‘Other‘ dropdown near the upper right and choose ‘Purge Deleted‘ which will by default permanently remove them. You can also move all deleted email to your Trash folder instead using the Mail Preferences (see the ‘Gear’ icon in the top menu). You may still see email in your Trash folder as they go there by default when deleted using your local mail client.
      2. You may also see messages marked as **SPAM** in your ‘Junk’ folder or more likely, the ‘spam’ folder (if you don’t see certain folders, click on ‘Folder Actions’ dropdown on the left and then ‘Show All Mailboxes’ to see them).
      3. Many things can be changed and adjusted including complex mail filters through the settings menu (the ‘gear’ icon at the top). See our Video Tutorials for basic information on these.
  12. When you are done with your Webmail, click the ‘LOGOUT‘ BUTTON in the upper left so you do not leave your email account vulnerable.

As mentioned above, email processed through Webmail may not show up later in your local mail client though using IMAP your email (that you have not permanently deleted through either option) can be available in both! **NOTE: Email filters you set up in your Webmail client will only fire and work when you access your email through the Webmail client!**