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Configuring Mac Mail version 2.x to send and receive POP e-mail
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Article # 598
Created: 04/26/2007
Modified: 1/4/2016

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These instructions are for configuring Mac OS X Mail version 2.x found in Tiger. The concepts for setting up earlier versions are similar, but layouts and wording may be different.

You will need the following information in order to setup an account.
E-mail Address:
User Name:
Password:
Incoming Mail Server:
Outgoing Mail Server:
You can look up the settings for your e-mail here:
tools.estreet.com/emailSupport/emailinfolookup.lasso

With Mail running:
1 - Go to the 'Mail' menu and select 'Preferences...'.

2 - Click on the 'Accounts' button near the top of the preferences window.

3 - Click the 'Add Account' button. This is the box with a '+' in it, found under the left hand 'Accounts' column.

4 - Mail will startup a wizard to help in the configuration.
The first step will ask for:
- Account Type should be 'POP'.
- Account Description - Used to differentiate different accounts in Mail. You can enter anything into this field. We recommend entering your e-mail address.
- Full Name - This is the name people will see when you send them an e-mail. It can be any name or nickname you like.
- Email Address - Enter your email address .
- Click 'Continue' to go to the next step.

On the second step
- Incoming Mail Server - Enter your incoming mail server .
- User Name - Enter your user name . This is your full email address.
- Password - If you don't want to have to type in your e-mail password every time you check your mail, enter your password.
- Click 'Continue' to go to the next step. Mail will attempt to contact the server and verify the incoming settings you have entered. If you are not online, be patient. It can take a few minutes for the next screen to appear while mail attempts to check the settings you have entered.

On the third step
- Do NOT check 'Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
- Click 'Continue' to go to the next step.

On the fourth step
- Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - Enter your outgoing mail server .
- Check 'Use Authentication’ and enter the same username/password you entered previously in the incoming login section. Your username is your full email address.
- Click 'Continue' to go to the next screen. Mail will again attempt to contact the server and verify the outgoing settings you have entered. If you are not online, be patient. It can take a few minutes for the next screen to appear while mail attempts to check the settings you have entered.

On the fifth step
- Verify all of your settings then click 'Continue'

On the sixth and final step
- Click 'Done' unless you want to enter another email account.



Document Information
Article # 598
Category: E-Mail
Platform: OS X
Created: 04/26/2007