Setting Up Mac Mail

Jan, 31, 2012 | Random, Support, Tips for Hosting | 2 responses

To setup your copy of Mac Mail, do the following:

1. Start your copy of Mac Mail from the dock.

2. The Welcome to Mail screen will appear.

  • Enter your name, department or business name in the Full name field. This is what people will see when they receive email from you.
  • Enter the full email address and password in the corresponding fields below.
  • Click on the Continue button

3. The Incoming Mail Server screen will appear.

  • For Account Type select IMAP.
  • For description enter a short summary of either the name or purpose of the mailbox.
  • For Incoming Mail Server enter the name of your mail server “mail.yourdomainname.com”.
  • For User Name enter the full email address.
  • For Password enter the current password for your email account.
  • Click on the Continue button.

4.  A Verify Certificate window will appear.

You can safely ignore this message. Click on the Cancel button.

5.  The Outgoing Mail Server screen will now appear.

  • For the Description enter the name of your mail server “mail.yourdomainname.com”.
  • For the Outgoing Mail Server enter the name of your mail server “mail.yourdomainname.com”.
  • Check the option “Use only this server”.
  • Check the option “Use Authentication”.
  • Ensure that your full email address and password are listed below.
  • Click on the Continue button.

6.  You will now see the Account Summary screen.

Click on the Create button.

7.  You will now be taken back to your inbox in Mac Mail.

8.  Select the Preferences option from the Mail menu.

  • Click on the Accounts icon.
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • Turn off the “Use SSL” option. The port number should now change to 143.

9.  Click on the Account Information tab.

Click on the Outgoing Mail Server drop down menu.  Select the name of your mail server “mail.yourdomainname.com”.

Click on the Advanced tab.

  • Leave “Use Default Ports” turned on.
  • Turn off the “Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)” option.
  • Authentication should be set to Password
  • For User Name enter the full email address.
  • For Password enter the current password for your email account.
  • Click on the OK button.

10.  Close the Preferences window down by clicking on the red circle in the upper left hand corner. Mac Mail will confirm if you want to save the changes. Click on the Save button.

That’s it! You have now setup email within your copy of Mac Mail.

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Comments

Comment Posted By: Karen

I am trying to work out how to use our hosted email account so that it shows up in my Mac Mail box. I currently have a redirect, so that when anyone emails [email protected] it will automatically redirect to [email protected]. But when I reply to the email from my [email protected] account, it shows up in their inbox as coming from rynalee, not [email protected]. So I am now trying to set up a mail box at Mac Mail for [email protected]. I have followed the helpful instructions at http://www.digitalpacific.com.au/blog/setting-up-mac-mail but every time I get to the section for incoming mail settings, and I enter my password as it is on my cpanel account under email settings for [email protected] it tells me the password is incorrect. Confused….

Comment Posted By: Digital Pacific

Hi Karen,

I apologize for the lengthy wait.
I have forwarded your information along to our support team who will get in touch with you in regards to solving this issue.

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