If this is the first time you’ve opened Mail, begin as If you’re opening mail for the first time.

If you’ve previously set up accounts in Mail, begin further down the page, where it says If you’ve previously set up email accounts in Mail.


If you’re opening Mail for the first time:

Open Mail. You’ll immediately see the Welcome to Mail window, which is where you begin to enter your email account settings. Continue, starting at Step 1 below.


If you’ve previously set up email accounts in Mail:

With the main Mail window on screen, click Preferences in the Mail menu.

Click Preferences in the Mail menu.

In the Preferences window, click the Accounts button at the top, then click the + button under the Accounts list at the left side of the window. Continue, starting at Step 1 below.

Click the Accounts button at the top of the window, then the + button under the Accounts list.

 


Steps:

1. You’ll see the Welcome to Mail window. Fill in the blanks as follows:

Full Name: Enter your name.

Email Address: Enter your email address.

Password: Enter your email password.

Click the Continue button.

Welcome to Mail window. Enter your name, email address, and email password.

2. You’ll see the Incoming Mail Server window. Set the Account Type menu to POP (which is the default). Then fill in the blanks as follows:

Description: Enter your incoming mail server.

Incoming Mail Server: Enter your incoming mail server again.

Your incoming mail server is mail.(your domain name). So, for example, if your domain name were widgets.com, your incoming mail server would be mail.widgets.com.

User Name: Ignore anything that is automatically entered in this field. Enter your full email address…the same email address you had entered in the previous window.

Password: This field will already contain your email password, which you had entered in the previous window.

Click the Continue button.

Incoming Mail Server window. Set the Account Type to POP, then enter your incoming (POP) server.

3. Mail will attempt to connect to your incoming mail server using the server name. Then you’ll see the Incoming Mail Security window. Make sure the box for Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is unclicked. Set the Authentication menu to Password. Click the Continue button.

Incoming Mail Security. Unclick User Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), set Authentication to Password.

4. You’ll see the Outgoing Mail Server window. Fill in the blanks as follows:

Description: Enter your outgoing mail server.

Outgoing Mail Server: Enter your outgoing mail server again.

Use only this server: Click this box.

Use Authentication: Click this box.

User Name: Enter your full email address.

Password: Enter your email password.

Click the Continue button.

Outgoing Mail Server window. Enter outgoing mail server, click Use Authentication, enter your full email address and email password.

5. Mail will attempt to connect to your outgoing mail server using the server name, user name, and passsword you entered. Then you’ll see the Outgoing Mail Security window. Make sure the box for Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is unclicked. Set the Authentication menu to Password. Click the Continue button.

Outgoing Mail Security. Unclick User Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), set Authentication to Password.

6. You’ll see the Account Summary window. Click the box for Take account online, then click the Create button.

Account Summary. Click the Take account online box, then click Create.

7. You’ll go to the main Mail window. You have just a few more settings to configure. Click Preferences in the Mail menu.

Click Preferences in the Mail menu.

8. In the Preferences window click on the Accounts button at the top. Then click Edit SMTP Server List… in the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) menu.

Highlight your account in the list at the left, then click Edit SMTP Server List... in the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) menu.

9. In the SMTP Server List window, click to highlight your outgoing mail server in the list at the top of the window. Then click the Advanced tab in the bottom of the window. Click the radio button for Use custom port, then enter 26 in the box. Make sure the box for Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is unclicked. Click the OK button.

Click the radio button for Use Custom Port, then enter 26 in the box.

10. Your back to the Accounts window. Click the Close button to close this window and return to the main Mail window. You’re ready to send and receive email.