Setting up an email account in Apple Mac Mail

  1. Click Mail from the menu bar
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Click the Plus [+] icon located at the bottom left corner of the Accounts window

    Apple mail setup 1

  4. Complete the following information:

    Full Name: The name displayed to the email recipient
    Email Address: The email account you wish to connect to
    Password: Email account password

  5. Click [Continue]

    Apple mail setup 2

    You may be greeted with a pop up stating that Apple Mail can't verify the identity of your domain. You can simply click [Connect] to continue.

  6. You'll next be asked to enter your incoming mail server details

    Apple mail setup 3

    Complete the following information:

    Account Type: Select POP or IMAP (for the purpose of this tutorial, we are using POP)
    Description: May be any descriptive text (this is for your own use only and has no effect on your configuration)
    Incoming mail server: mail.example.com where example.com is your domain name.
    User Name: The email address of the account you wish to connect to
    Password: The password used for this email account

  7. Click [Continue]
    You may get another warning message about Apple Mail not being able to verify the identity of the server you are attempting to connect to. Simply click [Connect] to continue
  8. You'll next be asked to enter in your outgoing mail server details

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    Complete the following information:

    Description: May be any descriptive text
    Outgoing mail server: mail.example.com where example.com is your domain name.
    Use only this server: Tick this box if this is the primary email address you'll be using within Apple Mail
    Use Authentication: Tick this box
    User Name: The email address of the account you wish to connect to
    Password: The password used for this email account

  9. Click [Continue]

    The next screen will display a summary of your settings

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  10. Review the settings you've selected and click [Create]
  11. Your Apple Mail account should now be ready to use
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