OS X 10.5 Mail Manual Setup

WARNING: If you are currently using a POP3 email settings in Mac Mail, removing the account will also delete all of your email. Please back up any email before adjusting your account settings.

Mac Mail (OS X 10.5) Manual Setup

  1. Obtain the server settings for your email account by using the Email Settings Wizard.
  2. Click on the Mail icon to open Mac Mail.


  3. Click on the Mail menu and select Preferences. (If no accounts are currently set up in Mail, the email wizard will start automatically- skip to step 5.)

  4. Make sure the Accounts button is selected and click the + (Create an Account) button on the lower left corner of the window.


  5. Type your Full Name, your complete Email Address, and the Password for your account, then click Continue.


  6. For Account Type choose IMAP. Fill in a Description of the account. Enter your Incoming Mail Server listed in Step 1. For Username, enter your complete email address, then your password. Click Continue.


  7. If Step 1 specifies Server Requires a Secure Connection (SSL), checkmark Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Make sure Authentication is set to Password. Click Continue.


  8. Type a Description of the outgoing mail server (i.e.- TOAST.net Outgoing Mail). Enter your Outgoing Mail Server listed in Step 1. Checkmark Use only this server. Checkmark Use Authentication, and enter your complete email address and password. Click Continue.


  9. If Step 1 specifies Server Requires a Secure Connection (SSL), checkmark Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Make sure Authentication is set to Password. Click Continue.


  10. Verify your settings as compared to the settings listed in Step 1. Checkmark Take Account Online. Click Create.


  11. Click the Advanced tab. Make sure the Port number matches the Incoming Mail Port from Step 1. Authentication should be se to Password. If Step 1 specifies Server Requires a Secure Connection (SSL), make sure Use SSL is checkmarked.


  12. Click the red "Close" button.
  13. Your account is now set up for use with Mac Mail 10.5.

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