Set up Mac Mail for IMAP using SSL

  1. Launch the Mail app. (Click the icon in the dock or go to theApplicationsfolder to open it.)
  2. Add a mail account:
    • If you have not previously configured an account in Mail you will be prompted to add an account. ClickAdd Other Mail Accountand then clickContinue.
    • Otherwise, go to theMailmenu and clickAccounts. ClickAdd Other Account>Add a Mail Accountand then clickCreate.
  3. Enter the following information:
    • Full Name: the name you want displayed on your outgoing mail
    • Email Address: your @ somedomain email address
    • Password: your email password
    • Click create when done.

4. A message saying that the account must be manually configured is displayed on the screen. ClickNext.
5. Enter the following information for the incoming mail server:

    • Account Type: IMAP
    • Mail Server:
    • User Name:your @ somedomain email address
    • Password: your email password
      ClickNextwhen done.

6.Enter the following information for the outgoing mail server:

    • SMTP Server:
    • User Name:your @ somedomain email address
    • Password:your email password
      ClickCreatewhen done.

Next you need to go to the Mail preferences to verify and adjust your email settings.

Launch the Mail app if it is not already open.

On theMailmenu, clickPreferencesand then clickAccountson the toolbar. Select your account and verify the following settings in theAccount Informationtab:

  1. Enable this account:checked
  2. Description: the default is your @yourdomain email address but you can change it if you wish
  3. Email Address: your @yourdomain email address
  4. Full Name: the name you want displayed on your outgoing mail
  5. Incoming Mail Server:your
  6. User Name: your email address
  7. Password: your password

Click the drop down list forOutgoing Mail Server (SMTP)and chooseEdit SMTP Server List

In the outgoing server list window, select the entry for and verify the following is entered under theAccount Informationtab:
  • Email, SSL
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