How to Configure you email account on the Mail app, for macOS

The following article will guide you through configuring your email on an macOS such as El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra

Before you start, be sure you have tthis information handy:

Once you have launched the Mail app on your device, you can add an account in two different ways:

  • When you open the app for the first time: A window will appear, asking you to select a service provider for your Mail account. Select Other Mail account, then continue.
  • If you have already added an account: Click Mail at the top of your screen, then Add account. Select Other Mail account, then continue.
  • Enter your account information:
  • Name: Enter the sender name that you wish to be displayed when sending emails from this address.
  • Email address: Enter your full email address.
  • Password: Enter the password for your email address.
  • Click on the Log in button. A message will appear prompting you to continue, then enter the following information:
  • Account type: Leave IMAP selected in the drop-down menu.
  • Incoming server Enter the mail server: mail.yourdomainname
  • SSL: Yes
  • Port: 993
  • Outgoing server Enter the mail server: mail.yourdomainname
  • SSL: Yes
  • Port: 465 or 587.
  • Click again on the Log in button. If all the information you have entered is correct, you will be able to log in to your account straight away
  • When you are asked to select the apps you want to use with your account, ensure that Mail is ticked so that the application works correctly with your email address, then click Done.
  • To check that the account has been correctly configured, you can send a test email
on Wednesday July 18 by Peter Atkin
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