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2.6. Apple Mail 4 (Edit Current Settings)

Summary

This article describes how to edit an existing email account in Apple Mail 4 in Mac OS X 10.6. The exact steps to take depend on the email service you use.

Changing your incoming and outgoing mail servers

1. Open Mail (click it on the Dock or open it from the Applications folder).

2. Go to the Mail menu at the top of the screen. It's on the left next to the Apple menu.

3. Select 'Preferences' and then 'Accounts.' Select your account on the left hand side under 'Accounts.'

4. To change the incoming mail server or sometimes it's referred to as POP server, edit the 'Incoming Mail Server' field on the right side of the window. Please note: mail.centralit.co.uk is only an example. If Central IT provides your company with email services, then your incoming mail server will be mail.centralit-hosting.co.uk

5. To change your outgoing mail server or sometimes it's referred to as SMTP server, click on the 'Outgoing Mail Server' tab at the bottom of the window. Select 'Edit SMTP Server List.' Select the correct outgoing mail server from the list at the top of the window. Under 'Account information' change the desired field for Description (which is normally the same as 'Server Name') and 'Server Name.' Please note: mail.centralit.co.uk is only an example. If Central IT provides your company with email services, then your outgoing mail server will mail.centralit-hosting.co.uk

Click on the 'Advanced button' for entering default port numbers and authentication settings.

6. Once you're happy with your settings click on 'OK' and then close the 'Accounts' window. If you are asked to save changes then click on 'Save.'

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