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

1. Open Mail

2. 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

3. Select Add Other Mail Account - at the end of the default list that is displayed.

4. Click Continue

5. 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 relevant to the above email address

Setup Email Account - Apple Mac - Add Mail Account

6. Click Next

7. You will receive an Account must be manually configured message - because Mail will attempt to contact the mail default server, which will not work.

8. Click Next

9. 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

Setup Email Account - Apple Mac - Incoming Mail Server Info

10. Click Next

11. 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

12. Click Next

Setup Email Account - Apple Mac - Incoming Mail Server Path

13. 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

14. Click Create

Setup Email Account - Apple Mac - Outgoing Mail Server Info<

15. On the Mail menu, select Preferences

16. Select Accounts tab

17. Select the your new email account from the left-hand column

18. Select Advanced tab

19. Uncheck Automatically detect and maintain account settings

20. Navigate back to Accounts tab

21. From the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) drop down menu - select Edit SMTP Server List

22. Select Advanced tab

23. Uncheck Automatically detect and maintain account settings

24. Port: it is highly recommended to use 587 (without SSL or 465 with SSL) as many ISPs block the default port 25

25. Authentication: select Password from the drop-down menu

26. 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

27. Click OK

Setup Email Account - Apple Mac - Allow Authentication

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