Apple Mac Mail Email Setup

  1. Open Mail
  2. Select Add Account
    • Should this be the first email account you are setting up on your Mac, then it will automatically redirect you to the Add Account window
  3. Select Add Other Mail Account – at the end of the default list that is displayed.
  4. Click Continue
  5. Enter your information:
  6. Click Next
  7. You will receive an Account that must be manually configured message – because Mail will attempt to contact the mail default server, which will not work.
  8. Click Next
  9. Enter the following information for the Incoming Mail Server:
    Mail Server: mail.yourdomainname.co.za
    User Name: this will be your email address
    Password: your email password
  10. Click Next
  11. Incoming Mail Server additional details
    Path Prefix: leave this text block blank
    Port: this will be based on the settings you have selected as:
    – IMAP:  143 (if you are using SSL then 993)
    – POP3:  110 (if you are using SSL then 995)
    NOTE: SSL Checkbox: Tick this box if you wish to connect SSL encryption.
    Authentication: must be Password
  12. Click Next
  13. Enter the following information for the Outgoing Mail Server:
    SMTP Server: mail.yourdomainname.co.za (as sent through by domains.co.za, or your IP address)
    User Name: this will be your email address
    Password: your email password
  14. Click Create
  15. On the Mail menu, select Preferences
  16. Select Accounts tab
  17. Select your new email account from the left-hand column
  18. Select Advanced tab
  19. Uncheck Automatically detect and maintain account settings
  20. Navigate back to Accounts tab
  21. From the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) drop down menu – select Edit SMTP Server List
  22. Select Advanced tab
  23. Uncheck Automatically detect and maintain account settings
    Port: it is highly recommended to use 587 (without SSL or 465 with SSL) as many ISPs block the default port 25
    Authentication: select Password from the drop-down menu
    Check Allow insecure authentication
    NOTE: if you do not see this option, you may have to update Apple Mail or Yosemite to the latest version
  24. Click OK