The instructions provided in this section were verified against Apple Mail 8.2. They might not work with earlier or later versions of Apple Mail.

To set up Apple Mail:

  1. Open Apple Mail and choose the Add Other Mail Account option from the list.

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  2. Click Continue.

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  3. Specify your full name, your email address and password, and click Create. After you are prompted to configure the account manually, click Next.

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  4. Specify the following:

    • Account type. Select IMAP if you want to keep copies of received email messages on the server. Select POP if you do not.
    • Mail Server. Type in your domain name, for example, example.com.
    • User Name. Type in your full email address.
    • Password. Type in your password.
  5. Click Next. When prompted for additional information, click Next again.

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  6. Specify the following:

    • Path Prefix. Leave empty unless your provider advises you to use one.
    • Port. Leave it set to Auto unless your provider advises you to use a custom port.
    • Use SSL. Select this checkbox if advised by your provider. Otherwise leave it clear.
    • Authentication. Select Password from the menu.
  7. Click Next.

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  8. Specify the following:

    • SMTP Server. Type in your domain name, for example, example.com.
    • User Name. Type in your full email address.
    • Password. Type in your password.
  9. Click Next. When prompted for additional information, click Next again.

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  10. Specify the following:

    • Port. Leave it set to Auto unless your provider advises you to use a custom port.
    • Use SSL. Select this checkbox if advised by your provider. Otherwise leave it clear.
    • Authentication. Select Password from the menu.
  11. Click Create.