Apple Mail for Mavericks - Creating a POP 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).
  • 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 Accounts.

3. From the Internet Accounts window, click on the + sign located at the bottom left-hand corner. A list of account types will appear: scroll down and select Add Other Account.

4. In the Choose an account type window, select Add a Mail Account and click on Create.

5. 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.

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

  • Account Type: POP
  • 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.

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

  • Port: 110
  • Use SSL: Remove the tick from this box.
  • Authentication: Set this to Password.

Click on the Next button.

8. 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.

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