How to setup email on Mac Mail

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Difficulty:
Easy

Time Needed:
5 minutes

Introduction

This is a quick step-by-step guide to setting up email on Mac Mail.


Please note: You need to have created a mailbox for your account as detailed at 'How to manage your email addresses' before you can set up email your device.



How to setup email on Mac Mail


Step 1

Open Mac Mail

Firstly, you'll need to open Mac Mail by clicking on the Mail icon, in your dock.

Open Mac Mail

Step 2

Choose 'Add Account...'

Once Mac Mail has opened, choose 'Mail' from the main menu, then from the drop down menu choose 'Add Account...'.

Choose 'Add Account...'

Step 3

Choose 'Add Another Mail Account...'

You will be presented with a dialog box listing various email providers. Please click on the option labelled 'Add Another Mail Account...' and click on the button labelled 'Continue'.

Choose 'Add Another Mail Account...'

Step 4

Mail Account Details

Enter your mailbox details into the fields provided, making sure that the email address and password match the mailbox details from your 34SP.com account. When you have entered the relevant details, click 'Create' to proceed to the next stage.

Mail Account Details

Step 5

Incoming Mail Server Info

Then enter your incoming mail settings.

For 'Mail Server' please enter the hostname as 'mail.yourdomain.com'. In the field labelled 'Username', enter your email address. Finally, in the field labelled 'Password' enter the email address password (as filled in on the previous screen).

When you have entered the relevant details, click 'Next' to proceed to the next stage.

Please note: Where domain is "yourdomain.com", please replace with your own domain name.

Incoming Mail Server Info

Step 6

Additional Incoming Mail Server Info

You are then required to enter some further incoming mail settings.

Leave the fields labelled 'IMAP Prefix' and 'Port' blank. Tick the check box labelled 'SSL' and from the dropdown field labelled 'Authentication', choose 'Password'.

When you have entered the relevant details, click 'Next' to proceed to the next stage.

Please note: After completing this step, you may get an error message starting 'Mail can't verify the identity of "yourdomain.com"'. This is nothing to be concerned about and to proceed with the mail setup, simply click on the button labelled 'Show certificate'. Then scroll down to the bottom of the dialog box and click 'Always trust this certificate'.

Additional Incoming Mail Server Info

Step 7

Verify Certificate

Upon completing the previous step, you will get an error message starting 'Mail can't verify the identity of "mail.yourdomain.com"'. This is nothing to be concerned about and to proceed with the mail setup, simply click 'Show Certificate'. Then tick the box that's labelled 'Always trust "*.34sp.com" when connecting to "mail.yourdomain.com"'. Finally click on the button labelled 'Connect' to proceed to the next stage.

Verify Certificate

Step 8

Outgoing Mail Server Info

Then enter your outgoing mail settings.

For 'Mail Server' please enter the hostname as 'smtp.yourdomain.com'. In the field labelled 'Username', enter your email address. Finally, in the field labelled 'Password' enter the email address password.

When you have entered the relevant details, click 'Create' to proceed to the next stage.

Please note: Where domain is "yourdomain.com", please replace with your own domain name.

Outgoing Mail Server Info

Step 9

Additional Outgoing Mail Server Info

You are then required to enter some further outgoing mail settings.

Leave the field labelled 'Port' blank. Tick the check box labelled 'SSL' and from the dropdown field labelled 'Authentication', choose 'Password'.

When you have entered the relevant details, click 'Create' to finish your mail setup.

Please note: After completing this step, you may get an error message starting 'Mail can't verify the identity of "yourdomain.com"'. This is nothing to be concerned about and to proceed with the mail setup, simply click on the button labelled 'Connect'.

Additional Outgoing Mail Server Info

Step 10

Verify Certificate

Upon completing the previous step, you will get an error message starting 'Mail can't verify the identity of "smtp.yourdomain.com"'. This is nothing to be concerned about and to proceed with the mail setup, simply click 'Show Certificate'. Then tick the box that's labelled 'Always trust "*.34sp.com" when connecting to "smtp.yourdomain.com"'. Finally click on the button labelled 'Connect' to proceed to the next stage.

Verify Certificate

Step 11

Mac Mail Setup Is Complete

Your mail setup is complete. You may need to restart your mail client for the new settings to take effect. Once completed, you should be able to send and receive email via Mac Mail. To test that this is working, click on the envelope icon in the top left corner, which will receive any emails you have been sent.

Mac Mail Setup Is Complete

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