Interacting with FirstClass from iWorks on Your iPad / iPhone
Apple has posted an excellent article on how to save / retrieve documents from any server that has enabled a particular technology known as WebDAV. Your FirstClass Desktop has this technology enabled. A quick tutorial can be found here.
Whenever you are asked to sign in to your account, you simply need to use the following settings:
Enter your FirstClass username - e.g. jsmith
Enter your FirstClass password
A YouTube video on how to do this from your computer can be found here.
Ways to access FirstClass:
iPhone / iPad:
The FirstClass app is the best way to access your FirstClass account from your iPhone / iPad. The app is available at the App Store — it is free.
For the Server setting use fc.mbs.net
The FirstClass app is the best way to access your FirstClass account from your Android device. The app is available at the Google App Store — it is free.
For the Server setting use otsm.mbs.net
Desktop / Laptop:
The best way to access your FirstClass account from your Desktop or Laptop computer is with the FirstClass client software. It is available for download
If installing for the first time, please be sure to click here after installing.
Alternately, setup instructions that will allow your new software to communicate with our server can be found here.
You can access your FirstClass account from any computer that is connected to the Internet by using the web client
provided by our server.
While the web client is convenient, your FirstClass experience will be much more enjoyable if you use the Desktop / Laptop client or the iPhone / iPad client.
Little known fact about the web client: The web client can be configured with the Preferences in the Desktop client software. There are settings for optimizing the web client for use with mobile browsers, as well as settings to enhance the experience while using a Desktop / Laptop web browser.
FirstClass YouTube Tutorials
Introduction to FirstClass
Managing Your Mail
Setting up your iPhone / iPad Client
Using the iPhone / iPad Client
Web Publishing Tutorial
Updating your FirstClass Desktop / Laptop client
If you are no longer able to connect to FirstClass, it is because you are using client software that is two or more versions out of sync with our server.
Updates are available on our download site.
Your current FirstClass software cannot be running during the update procedure. If you are running Windows, you will also need to find the FirstClass icon in your system tray
( located at the right end of your toolbar ), right-click on it and exit FirstClass.
You will need to delete the existing version of FirstClass. Instructions that can help you do that are available at our Help Desk FAQs.
Also be sure to drag your FirstClass dock icon
out of the dock before upgrading.
The current version of the FirstClass client for Mac comes ready to use — no installation necessary. It will download to your usual web downloads folder.
Please note that there are two different versions of the client available on our download site.
The first one is the preferred / latest version; however, it may not install properly if you are running XP
. If you cannot install the preferred version, please install the second version found on our download site.
Once you've updated your FirstClass client software, you will be able to take advantage of the new indexing features in FirstClass — all message content and document and PDF attachments are fully indexed, providing you with enhanced search capabilities.