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Configuring Mac Mail versions 8.x - 9.x to send/receive email
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Article # 808
Created: 02/26/2016
Modified: 2/26/2016

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These instructions are for configuring Mac OS X Mail version 8.x - 9.x. The concepts for setting up other versions of Mac Mail 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 you to choose the type of account. Select “Add Other Mail Account” and then click Continue.

5) Now enter the following:
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 .
- Password: Enter your email password
- Click 'Continue' and then ‘Next’ to go to the next step.


5) Now enter the following:

- Account type: POP
- Mail Server: Enter your incoming mail server name
- User Name: Enter your username . This is your full email address.
- Password - Enter your email password.

- Click 'Next' 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.


6) On the following screen, enter the following:

- SMTP Server: Enter your outgoing mail server.
- User Name: Enter your username . This is your full email address.
- Password - Enter your email password.

- Click ‘Create’ to complete the account setup.



Document Information
Article # 808
Category: E-Mail
Platform: OS X
Created: 02/26/2016