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How to Set up Email Account in Mac Mail

Mac Mail is the default email program that comes with Mac and is widely used by Apple users to access their emails using their Apple computers/laptop. This guide is for email accounts that are connected to the Basic Email and Web Hosting service. There will be a different guide on How to Set up Email Exchange in Mac Mail.  

These steps will guide you on how to set up your email accounts via your Mac Mail:  

Step 1. OpenMac Mail.  
Step 2. Click Mail and choose Add Account

Step 3. SelectAdd Other Mail Account option and click Continue

Step 4. Enter all the email details and settings for your email account

Email Address Enter your full email address, such as [email protected].
Username Enter your full email address, such as [email protected].
Password Enter the password you use for the email address you are setting up.
Account Type Choose whether you want to use POP3 or IMAP.
Incoming Mail Server mail.yourdomain.com
Outgoing Mail Server mail.yourdomain.com

Step 5. ClickSign In.  
Step 6. Mac Mail will ask you what apps you’d like to use, you may keep them as is or uncheck Notes. Click Done

Step 7. Your email will be synced and you’ll see your folders and your emails. 

If you already have emails inside your Inbox, this will slowly download for you to read and check. This may take time, kindly keep your Mac Mail open and connected to the internet.

Edit Settings

If you encounter any troubles when it comes to connecting to your incoming or outgoing mail servers or your password has changed, you can go through the steps below on how to change your current settings:

1. Open Mail for Mac.
2. Click Mail and choose Preferences.
3. Choose Accounts, select the email address you'll be editing and click Server Settings.
4. Enter your new information for the following:

  • Incoming Mail Sever
  • Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server
  • Password

5. Click Save.

Once done, Mac Mail will search for new emails that you've received and sent.


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