In this article, you'll learn how to configure your Mac Mail email client to display the email you receive, so that you can use the environment you are familiar with to view and manage your messages.
Note: You can also use webmail to view email messages, which is configured automatically. To learn more about working with webmail, see Using webmail to access and manage email messages.
And if you haven't yet set up an email account, read Setting up POP and IMAP email accounts. The email account must be configure for POP mail before setting up Mac Mail.
Follow the steps below to set up Mac Mail version 3.2 for Mac OS X:
- Description: The name for this email account (used to distinguish it from your other email accounts).
- Email address: This is the POP email address, enter the same email you use for your user name when accessing the Admin Console.
- Full Name: Enter your name -- this is the name that will be displayed to recipients of your sent messages.
- Incoming mail server (POP3): Enter mail.my_domain_name.com (replacing my_domain_name.com with the site's domain name).
- Username: Enter the same user name (email address) you used to create the account in the Admin Console.
- Password: Enter the same password you used when creating the email account. (If you did not create the email account, ask the site's administrator).
The screenshot below reflects the settings to enter:
Select SMTP (the sending server) and enter the same address for the Outgoing server address that you used as the Incoming server address: mail.my_domain_name.com.
However, if you have issues sending email messages after setting this up, the network communication to third-party SMTP servers may blocked by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This occurs because the ISP is inhibiting SPAM messages from being sent. To resolve this, you may need to enter your ISP's sending (SMTP) server here. To get this information, check one of your existing email accounts. If this is the first email account you have set up, contact your Internet Service Provider and ask them for the SMTP server information.
Next, ensure that the Server port is set to 25. If you are using the mail.my_domain_name.com setting for your Outgoing mail server, (rather than your ISP's outgoing server) verify that the option to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is not selected, as shown below.
Click OK to save the changes.
Test the new email account to verify that you can send and receive mail.
If you are having difficulties when using the email client, read Troubleshooting issues sending and receiving email.