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How to set up Mail for Mac OSX Snow Leopard

Mail in Mac OSX is very easy to set up. Follow these simple steps and it will only take a few minutes.

Mail in Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5(Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) are different, but very similar to set up. The following instructions are for Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard.

POP3 Incoming Mail Server: Port 110, Authentication Password, SSL off.
SMTP Outgoing Mail Server: Port 25, Authentication None, SSL off.
To open Mail, click its icon in the Dock, or browse to the Mail application inside you Mac.
If this is the first time you have set up Mail, you will be prompted to set up a new Mail account. GO TO STEP 3
If you want to add a new account, or change and existing one, select ´PREFERENCES´ in the ´MAIL´ drop down menu at the top of your screen.
If you have already set up an account in Mail before and wish to set up a new email account, simply go to the ´File´ menu at the top of your screen then select ´Add Account´. You can then follow the same procedure outlined below.

Mail will automatically choose POP as the account type. This is correct.
Set the Incoming mail server to (´´ is your website URL or address.)
Click ´Continue´. Mail will then attempt to verify your settings by logging in. If you are not connected to the Internet, you'll get an error, which you should ignore at this point.
Your username and password should automatically carry over to the next pages. If any of these details do not, simply retype them in the appropriate fields.
Do not tick the box labelled use ´Secure Sockets Layer´. This option is not necessaray with this POP email. Ensure that ´Password´ is selected in the ´Authentication´ dropdown box and click ´Continue´
Set the outgoing mail server to (´´ is your website URL or address.)
Ensure ´Use only this server´ is ticked and ´Use authentication´ is unticked. Click ´Continue´ to proceed.
Tip. Dont put your email address in here! This is for your websites mail server.
You will be presented with a final summary of the details you have entered to confirm they are correct. The screen below shows an example of correct details. If you´re happy with your details, click ´Create´ to commit them.
If you see any mistakes, you dont have to go back to fix them as they can be corrected later in the following final steps.
STEP 7 - Check that your POP has been set up correctly and fix any errors.
Select the account you want to check or edit, then make any changes you want.
Note: When you click on another account, or close this window, you will be prompted to save any chanages.
Step 8
Click on the ´Advanced´ tab and ensure that the
Port is set to 110
Authentication is set to Password
Use SSL is Unchecked
STEP 9 - Check that the outgoing mail server SMTP has been setup correctly.
Select the account you want to edit, then in the ´Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)´ drop down menu, select ´Edit SMTP Server List.´
Click on the ´Account Information´ tab and ensure that the mailserver details are correct. It should be and not your email address!
Select the ´Advanced´ Tab, then select the smtp account you want to edit ensuring that:
Port is set to Default 25
Authentication set to None
Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is Unchecked.

Click OK to finish.
If you have another mail account (visible in the left side column), click on it, or close the preferences window. If you have made any changes, you will be asked to save them.
To check that your email accounts are functioning correctly, Mail has a connection utility called Connection Doctor. Click on Window at the top menu and select Connection Doctor.
Connection Doctor
Connection Doctor shows whether your connections have been successful or not.