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8.2. Email Client Setup (Apple Mail)

Step 1

Open Mail on your Mac

Icon mail

Step 2

If you already have an email account setup, you will need to select Mail > Add Account... otherwise skip to the next step.

Add new account

Step 3

Select Other Mail Account...

New Other

Click Continue

Step 4

Enter the following in the text boxes provided:

Enter deatils

Click Sign In.

Step 5

Mail will attempt to automatically connect with these simple settings.  This attempt will fail and you will be asked to provide more information.

Failed probe

Step 6

Enter the following server settings.

  1. Incoming Mail Server: Enter the address supplied in your email
  2. Outgoing Mail Server: Enter the address supplied in your email

Server settings

Click Sign In

Step 7

Sending and receiving email are both performed over secure connections.  Mail will now error as it is yet unable to connect to the SMTP servers. It will instead revert to an insecure connection.

You will reconfigure these settings later in the guide.

Secure SMTP warning

Click continue

Step 8

If you chose IMAP (recommended) you will be asked which apps to synchronise with the server.

This is useful for sharing data between devices.

IMAP app selection

Click Done

Step 9

We will now go back and reconfigure the SMTP settings for which we had a warning for in Step 7.

Select Mail > Preferences

Menu Preferences

Step 10

Click the Accounts icon.

Accounts icon

Step 11

If you have multiple account setup, make sure the correct account is selected and click Server Settings.

Server settings button

Step 12

Under Incoming Mail Server (IMAP) untick the Automatically manage connection settings box. You now need to change these settings.

Edit incoming server

Step 13

Under Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) untick the Automatically manage connection settings box. You now need to change these settings.

Advanced SMTP after

Once done, click Save.


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