The first thing you must do to install the FirstClass client is to download the installer for the program itself. That can be accomplished by going to fc.paceacademy.org
, and clicking on the download link near the middle of the page, or by simply clicking here
Once on the downloads page you'll need to select the appropriate version of the software for your particular needs. Choose either Mac or Windows and click the Download button.
After clicking on the Download button - the file will most likely end up on your desktop or in the Downloads folder. The name of the file you will be looking for will have a name that corresponds to the version of FirstClass you are downloading. In the case above, I would be downloading version 12.007 in US English, so I would look for a file called FC12007.dmg.
Once you have located the file double click to begin the installation process. Click through the installation, agreeing as needed.
Once the installation is complete you'll need to open the program, either through the applications folder on a Mac, or through Start>Programs in Windows. Once the program is open, you'll see a window that looks like this.
*Note: If you opened the application, but do not see this window you may have to click on Collaborate and then choose Connect.
Now that the application is on your machine we just need to give it instructions on how to talk to the Pace FirstClass server. This is done by clicking on the word Advanced at the bottom of the window. This will cause the entire window to expand downward giving us a few more options to choose from. Next click on Setup, the middle button on the right hand side of this newly expanded panel.
This will open a new window where the actual communication information will be entered. About halfway down this new window will be a spot to enter the name of the server with which your FirstClass client will be communicating. In this spot please enter fc.paceacademy.org, as shown in the image below.
Click on the Save button at the bottom of the window and you're all set. You will be taken back to the login screen, but this time it will show the fc.paceacadey.org information in the bottom corner - meaning you are now able to communicate with the Pace FirstClass server to access your email.
Now simply enter your User ID and Password and click the little green arrow to log in and acess your email account.