How to set up email in Mail for Mac

  • Launch Mail
  • From the toolbar at the top, select Mail and then Add Account…

  • Select Other Mail Account…

  • Select Continue
  • Enter the required details and select Sign In

    • Name – the name that will appear in the ‘From’ field when you send emails
    • Email Address – your full email address
    • Password – your email password (forgotten passwords cannot be restored but they can be reset in konsoleH)

  • A message will appear that reads ‘Unable to verify account name or password’. This is because Mail has not used your full email address as the Username. Your email address and password may already be populated. Complete the remaining fields as follows:
    • Username– your full email address
    • Account Type – from the dropdown, select IMAP
    • Incoming Mail Server – has mail. before the domain name e.g. mail.example.com
    • Outgoing Mail Server – has smtp. before the domain name e.g. smtp.example.com

  • Select Sign In. A pop up will appear that reads ‘Select the apps you want to use with this account:’
  • Select Done