Configuring Your Mac Mail
Posted by on 30 November 2013 11:09 AM

Note: before you set up your Mac to receive your mail you will need to follow this guide to make sure you've added the email account in your cPanel.

Setting Up Your Email Account in Mac Mail

To set up your email account in Mac Mail (for Mac OSX):

  1. Open the Mail Program

  2. Click Mail, then Add Account

  3. Click Add Other Mail Account from the list of choices and then click Continue 

  4. In the Add A Mail Account window that opens type in your name, your full email address and the password for that email account

  5. Click Create

  6. When a message pops up displaying "Account must be manually configured" go ahead and click Next

  7. Click POP or IMAP
    Note: If you aren't sure which one to choose, check here to see explanations of each.

  8. Fill out the Mail Server field
    Note: the mail server info will be your server name. If you aren't sure which server you are on you can find that info, and more, in cPanel. When logged in, click Accounts from within the Email section, then click the More button next to the email account in question from within the Email Accounts section. Click Configure Email Client from the available options and then scroll down to the Manual Settings section of the next page. All your configuration info should be right there. 

  9. Fill out the User Name field with your full email address

  10. Fill out the Password field and click Next

  11. If a message pops up displaying "The identity of" cannot be verified" or similar go ahead and click Connect 

  12. Fill out the Outgoing Mail Server Info text field
    Note: the SMTP Server is your server name. See the instructions for finding this in cPanel above.

  13. Fill out the User Name field

  14. Fill out the Password field then click Create

At this point it should take you back to your inbox, where you should see the account you just created.


See also Set Up an Email Address, All About Webmail, POP, IMAP and SMTP, Configure Email on Mobile Device

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