Apple Mail (Mountain Lion) - Creating an IMAP Account

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This guide is specific to Apple Mail for OS X Mountain Lion. If you are unsure which version of OS X you are using, you can check by doing the following:
  • Open theĀ Apple Menu (apple mail).
  • Select About This Mac.
If you are not using OS X Mountain Lion, 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 File from the menu and click on Add Account.

3. In the Add 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.
Click on the Continue button.

4. You will be prompted for additional information in the Add Account window:
  • 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).
  • User Name: Enter your entire email 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 window:
  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Description: This is a description of the account as it will appear in the accounts list in Mail (e.g.: "My Work Address").
  • Incoming 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 Continue button.

6. Enter the following information in the Incoming Mail Security window:
  • Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): Remove the tick from this box.
  • Authentication: Set this to Password.
Click on the Continue button.

7. Enter the following details in the Outgoing Mail Server window:
  • Description: This is a description of the outgoing server as it will appear in the outgoing server list in Mail (e.g.: "Work Address SMTP Server").
  • Outgoing Mail Server: mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com)
  • Use only this server: Place a tick in this box.
  • Use Authentication: Place a tick in this box.
  • User Name: Enter your entire email address (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Password: Enter the password for your e-mail account.
Click on the Continue button.

8. Enter the following information in the Outgoing Mail Security window:
  • Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): Remove the tick from this box.
  • Authentication: Set this to Password.
Click on the Continue button.

The Account Summary window will appear and show all of the settings which you have selected. Ensure that the Take account online tick box is selected and click on the Create button to save your settings.
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