How to Setup your New Email Account on your Apple Mac.

Back to search

This tutorial will guide you through setting up a New Email Account on your Apple Mac, or adding an additional email account.

- Open Mail
- Select Add Account
    Should this be the first email account you are setting up on your Mac, then it will automatically redirect you to the Add Account window
- Select Add Other Mail Account - at the end of the default list that is displayed.
- Click Continue

- Enter the following information:
    Full Name: the name you wish to have displayed as Sender
    Email Address: the email address you have setup with your ISP
    Password: the one relevent to the above email address

Email Setup on Apple Mac-1

- Click Next
- You will recive an Account must be manually configured message - because Mail will attempt to contact the mail default server, which will not work.
- Click Next
- Enter the following information for the Incoming Mail Server:
    Mail Server: mail.yourdomainname.co.za (as sent through by domains.co.za, or your IP address)
    User Name: this will be your email address
    Password: your email password

Email Setup on  Apple Mac-2

- Click Next
- Incoming Mail Server additional details
    Path Prefix: leave this text block blank
    Port: this will be based on the settings you have selected as:
       - IMAP:  143 (if you are using SSL then 993)
       - POP3:  110 (if you are using SSL then 995)
       NOTE: SSL Checkbox: Tick this box if you wish to connect SSL encryption. Please use the SSL Port as indicated above.
    Authentication: must be Password - select from the drop-down menu
- Click Next

Email Setup on  Apple Mac-3

- Enter the following information for the Outgoing Mail Server:
    SMTP Server: mail.yourdomainname.co.za (as sent through by domains.co.za, or your IP address)
    User Name: this will be your email address
    Password: your email password
- Click Create

Email Setup on  Apple Mac-4

- On the Mail menu, select Preferences
- Select Accounts tab
- Select the your new email account from the left-hand column
- Select Advanced tab
- Uncheck Automatically detect and maintain account settings

- Navigate back to Accounts tab
- From the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) drop down menu - select Edit SMTP Server List
- Select Advanced tab
- Uncheck Automatically detect and maintain account settings

- Port: it is highly recommended to use 587 (without SSL or 465 with SSL) as many ISPs block the default port 25
- Authentication: select Password from the drop-down menu
- Check Allow insecure authentication
  NOTE: if you do not see this option, you may have to update Apple Mail or Yosemite to the latest version
- Click OK

Email Setup on  Apple Mac-5




Also Read

I receive a Timeout (Socket Error) when Sending out an E-mail with a Large Attachment.
Please increase the Timeout setting in your e-mail program, to at least 15 minutes. This can...
How to setup rules (filters) in Apple Mail
Rules in Apple Mail are filters that you can use to sort incoming mail into folders. 1 Go to...
SMTP Error Delivery Codes
When your email can not be delivered, the SMTP server returns a notification, which includes...
How do I Add my Email Account to my Gmail as a POP Account?
1. Login to your Gmail account.2. Click on the gear icon and select Settings from the drop down...