Mac Mail Setup

Written by Anthony D on . Posted in Email Support

 Apple Mac Mail is a free, built-in third party email client for Mac users that offers easy setup and customization with a user-friendly interface. This article will explain the general setup of Apple Mac Mail.

General Email Settings

For general settings that can be used in conjunction with the setup instructions listed below, please refer to the following article:
Before setting up Mac Mail to use with your domain, it is recommended that you first:
  • Wait until your domain name has been propagated
  • Create the email account in your hosting control panel

Mac Mail Configuration

Follow the steps below to configure email using Mac Mail.
  1. Open the Mac Mail application.
  2. From the File menu, choose Add Account. First time users will be automatically prompted to create an account.
  3. In the appropriate fields, provide your full name, email address to be used and the password.
  4. If enabled, deselect Automatically Setup Account in order to manually configure the email account, and then click Continue.
    • If you wish to have the account automatically configured, simply leave the option selected and follow the prompts provided by the Mail Setup Assistant.
  5. Choose the proper account type.
  6. Provide a description for the email account describing what that email account is for.
  7. Enter your incoming mail server, user name and password, and then click Continue.
  8. If prompted, enter the settings for Mail Incoming Security.
  9. Add a description for the outgoing mail server explaining what that email account is for.
  10. Provide the outgoing mail server information.
    • If necessary, select Use Authentication and provide the email user name and password.
  11. If prompted, provide the settings for outgoing mail security, and then click Continue. You will then be able to verify their settings in the Account Summary.
  12. Check Take Account Online.
  13. Click the Create button to complete the process.
After completing these steps, users should be able to send and receive email via the newly created account.  
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