05/03/2024 • Support

Setting up your emails in Mac Mail

A quick and easy to follow guide to getting your emails setup in Mac Mail.

  1. Open Mac Mail: Launch the Mail application on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using Spotlight search.
  2. Add Account:
    • From the menu bar, click on “Mail” and then select “Add Account…”.
  3. Choose Account Type:
    • Select “Other Mail Account” and click “Continue”.
  4. Enter Account Information:
    • Enter your full name, email address, and password.
    • Click “Sign In”.
  5. Choose Account Type:
    • Select “IMAP” from the dropdown menu.
    • Enter a description for the account (e.g., Work Email).
    • Fill in the incoming mail server (IMAP server) provided by your email provider (e.g.,
    • Enter your full email address as the username.
    • Enter your email account password.
    • Fill in the outgoing mail server (SMTP server) provided by your email provider (e.g.,
    • Click “Sign In”.
  6. Configure Advanced Settings:
    • If the account isn’t automatically recognized, you may need to enter additional details manually.
    • Choose “Edit SMTP Server List” from the dropdown menu.
    • Select the SMTP server you just added and click “Advanced”.
    • Set the outgoing server (SMTP) port to 587.
    • Choose “Use Custom Port” and enter 993 for the incoming server (IMAP) port.
    • Select “Use SSL” for both incoming and outgoing servers.
    • Click “OK”.
  7. Verify Settings:
    • Mac Mail will attempt to verify the settings by connecting to the servers. If everything is entered correctly, you should see green checkmarks next to each item.
  8. Finish Setup:
    • Click “Done” to complete the setup process.
    • Mac Mail will start synchronizing your email account, and you should see your emails appearing in the inbox shortly.

Your IMAP email account is now set up in Mac Mail, and you can start using it to send and receive emails. If you encounter any issues during the setup process, double-check your settings and consult your email provider’s documentation for assistance.