If you entered your email account information when you registered Mac OS X, you don’t need to set up Mail again.
The following instructions are for Mac Mail in OS X v10.5 Leopard. If you need assistance with setting up Mail for Mac OS X 10.4 or later setup information, please refer to this page on the Mac support web site.
To set up your email account in Mac Mail, follow these steps:
- Open Mac Mail and click Mail from the top menu.
- Click Preferences and the Mail Preference window will appear.
- Click Create New account at the bottom right of the window.
- A pop up window will appear in front of the Mail preference window. Select the Account Information Tab from this window.
- In the Account type drop down menu, select POP3
- There is an open field for Description, enter a name for the e-mail account. It doesn’t matter what you call it, but it should be distinctive. This will help you distinguish it from any other e-mail accounts you create.
- There is an open field for Email Address. In the Email Address field, type your complete email address in all lowercase letters (ex: username@domainname).
- There is an open field for Full Name. Type the name that you wish for recipients of your emails to see when they receive a message from you.
- There is an open field for Host name. Type your incoming mail server name in all lowercase letters (ex: pop.domainname).
- In the User Name Field type the first part of your email address in all lowercase letters (include anything listed before the @ symbol in your email address).
- In the Password Field, type the password you were given.
- There is an open field for SMTP Host Name. Type your outgoing mail server name in all lowercase letters (ex: smtp.domainname).
- Leave the checkbox next to “Use authentication when sending mail” blank. Leave SMTP username and SMTP password blank.
- Click OK. Your mail account has been created.