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Email Account Setup for Mac Mail

Adding a New Email Account Step by Step

To set up Mac Mail for checking your emails, follow the steps described below.

1

Run Mac Mail and if you already have at least one email account added, select Mail » Add Account.

Set up a new e-mail account in Mac Mail

In case you have not added any email account in Mail before, the window for adding a new account Choose a Mail account provider will appear.

Choose a Mail account provider

Select Other Mail Account… and click Continue.

2

Fill in your name, email address and password. Then click Sign In.

Fill in your name, email address and password
3

Continue with the setup, although the message Unable to verify account name or password will appear.

Unable to verify account name or password

Email Address: enter the email address;

User Name: this field should contain the email address;

Password: enter the email account password;

Account Type: select IMAP;

Incoming Mail Server: fill in the domain name or your hosting server;

Outgoing Mail Server: fill in the domain name or your hosting server;

Important: To use a secure connection to the mail server, enter the hosting server for the incoming and outgoing mail server.
Important: After entering those details, click Sign In. If the next step does not load, check the User Name field and if it contains the text Automatic, fill in your email address there. Try again with Sign In.
4

On this step the Mail field must be selected. Finish the setup by clicking Done.

Finish the setup by clicking Done

With this step your email account in Mac Mail is fully set up.

Email Account Setup for Mac Mail

Settings for a Mac Mail account can be accessed through the main menu Mail » Preferences.

Settings for a Mac Mail account

In the pop-up window select Accounts (1), then click the email account option on the left (2) and after that the Server Settings tab on the right (3).

Settings for a Mac Mail account

To edit the ports for the incoming/outgoing mail server, deselect Automatically manage connection settings.

To secure your connection to the mail server, make sure that the settings for Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server are filled in properly.

settings for Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server

Incoming Mail Server (IMAP):

Host Name: the hosting server name;

Port: 143 (or 993);

Use TLS/SSL: this option must be activated;

Authentication: Password;

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):

Host Name: the hosting server name;

Port: 587;

Use TLS/SSL: this option must be activated;

Authentication: Password;

Updated on 29.09.2021

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