How do I setup Apple Mac Mail for OS X (10.2) ?

Date: December 31st, 2011 | Category: Email, General FAQ

1. Open Mail.
2. From the Mail menu, choose Preferences.
3. Click the Add Account button.
4. Click on the Acount Information tab.
5. Click the arrow box on the Account Type pop-up list and choose POP.
6. In the Description field, type your full email address (e.g., email@yourdomain.com).
7. In the Email Address field, type your full email address (e.g., email@yourdomain.com).
8. In the Full Name field, type your name.
9. In the Incoming Mail Server field, type your Incoming (POP) mail server (mail.yourdomain.com)
10. In the User Name field, type your full email address (e.g., email@yourdomain.com) in all lowercase for accounts you have created or the cpanel username only to access the cpanel username email account.
11. In the Password field, type your email password.
Note: Your password is case sensitive! Make sure CAPS LOCK is off when typing it.
12. Click the arrow box on the Outgoing Mail Server pop-up list and choose Add server.
13. In the Outgoing Mail Server field, type mail.yourdomain.com.
14. Click the arrow box on the Authentication pop-up list and choose Password.
15. In the User Name field, type your full email address (e.g., email@yourdomain.com).
16. In the Password field, type your password.
17. Click the OK button.
18. Click the OK button.
19. Close the Accounts window.
This should be ready to use now.

Note

Usually, the port used for the Outgoing Mail Server/SMTP Service is 25. However, there might be a situation where your ISP might be blocking the use of port 25 for SMTP service. Many ISPs block port 25 in order to minimize the amount of spam sent using their network. If you are facing issues sending mails using the default port 25, you can confirm with your ISP whether port 25 is indeed blocked by them.

To circumvent this, Sibername allows you to use an alternate port 26 for sending mails if port 25 is blocked:

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