Apple Mail for Yosemite - Checking Your Outgoing Mail Settings

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The following steps will assist you in checking your outgoing mail settings in Apple Mail:


1. Click on the Mail menu and choose Preferences.

2. Click on the Accounts icon and select your e-mail account from the list on the left-hand side.

3. Locate the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP); click on the outgoing server drop-down field and select Edit SMTP Server List. A new window will open, displaying all of the SMTP servers configured in Mail.

4. Select the SMTP server for your e-mail account and check the following:

  • Under Account Information, find the Server Name and set it to mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com)
  • Click on the Advanced button.
  • Select Use custom port and set this to 587.
  • Ensure that the Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) box is unticked.
  • Set the Authentication option to Password.
  • Enter your User Name: this must be your full e-mail address (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Enter your Password. This is the same password that you use for your incoming mail.


5. Click OK.

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