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Apple Mail

Setting up Email with Apple Mail

  1. Click on Mail in the upper-left hand corner of your screen and choose Preferences.
  2. Click on Accounts, then click the ‘+’ sign in the lower-left hand corner of the screen.
  3. Fill in your Name, Email Address, and Password for the email address you’d like to set up, then click Continue.
  4. Make sure the Account Type is POP.  You may enter a Description for the email account (it’s only a personal reference).  For the Incoming Mail Server, type ‘’.  Your username should be the first part of your email address (Ex: would have a username of ‘support’).  Finally, enter your Password, and then click Continue.
  5. If asked to verify the identity of ‘’, click Connect.
  6. In the next screen, for Description, you may enter anything you’d like.  For the Outgoing Mail Server, enter ‘’, and check the box underneath that says ‘Use only this server’.
  7. Leave the rest of this screen blank or unchecked, then click Continue.  If the program is stuck on ‘Checking connection to mail server’, simply click Cancel, then Continue again.
  8. Leave ‘Use Secure Sockets Layer’ unchecked, and Authentication should bet set to ‘None’.
  9. Click Create on the next screen.
  10. Back on the Accounts screen, click on where it says ‘’, to the right of Outgoing Mail Server.  Choose Edit Server List.  Then, click on Advanced; Make sure that ‘Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)’ is UN-checked, and that Authentication is set to ‘None’, then click OK.
  11. Back on the Accounts screen, again, click on Advanced.  UN-check the box labeled ‘Use SSL’, and make sure that the port number is 110.
  12. When finished, click on the Red circle at the top-left of the Accounts screen, and choose ‘Save’.
  13. You are finished!
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