Apple Mail for Yosemite - Creating an IMAP Account

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This guide is specific to Apple Mail for OS X Mavericks. If you are unsure which version of OS X you are using, you can check by doing the following:

  • Open the Apple Menu (apple mail).
  • Select About This Mac.

If you are not using OS X Mavericks, then you will need to refer to the guide which corresponds to your version of OS X.

The following steps will assist you in setting your e-mail account up in Apple Mail
:


1. Open Mail.

2. Select Mail from the menu and click on Add Account.

3. In the Choose a mail account to add window, select Add Other Mail Account and click on Continue.

4. In the Add a Mail Account window, you will be prompted for the following information:

  • Full Name: Enter your first and last name. This is the name that will appear in the From field of messages you send.
  • E-mail Address: Enter your entire e-mail address (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Password: Enter the password for your e-mail account.

Hold the Option key down on your keyboard while at the above window. The Continue button will change to Next; this will allow you to configure your account manually. Click on the Next button.

5. Enter the following details in the Incoming Mail Server Info window:

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Mail Server: mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com)
  • User Name: Enter your entire email address (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Password: Enter the password for your e-mail account.

Click on the Next button.

6. You will be prompted for additional Incoming Mail Server Info:

  • Path Prefix: Leave this blank.
  • Port: 143
  • Use SSL: Remove the tick from this box.
  • Authentication: Set this to Password.

Click on the Next button.

7. Enter the following details in the Outgoing Mail Server Info window:

  • SMTP Server: mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com)
  • User Name: Enter your entire email address (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Password: Enter the password for your e-mail account.

Click on the Create button to save your settings.

Note: Mail for Yosemite includes a feature which attempts to automatically detect settings for existing e-mail accounts. While enabled, this feature will result in Mail stating that it is unable to verify your e-mail account. As such, this feature must be disabled. A guide to adjusting this setting is available here.

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