This tutorial will help you setup your Mac Mail client with your Siteground’s email settings.

STEP 1 – Start Mac Mail, click on the Mail button from the menu and select Preferences.

STEP 2 – Click on the Accounts tab from the top menu and click the + button at the bottom left part of the window to start the wizard that will guide you through the setup process.

STEP 3 – On the initial screen of the Add Account setup wizard enter the name that your recipients will see when they receive emails from you in the Full Name field and your email address in the Email Address field. Also, add the password for the e-mail account.

STEP 4 – In the next window select/enter the following Incoming Mail Server details and click the Continue button:

On Account Type select IMAP. Type a description such as Siteground IMAP Server.

In the Incoming Mail Server field type mail.yourdomainname.com or just yourdomainname.com, which is hosted with Siteground. Type your full email address in the User Name field and the password in the corresponding field.

STEP 5 – In the next window you will be prompted to enter your Outgoing Mail Server. Fill in the following details and click the Continue button:macbook-606763_640

In the description field you can enter Siteground SMTP Server.

In the outgoing field type mail.yourdomainname.com or just yourdomainname.com, which is being hosted with Siteground. Tick both checkboxes for Use only this server and Use Authentication.

Once again enter your full email in the User Name field and add the password.

STEP 6 – Once you have entered all details and clicked the Continue button you will see a summary window on which you can review the settings that you have entered and go back if you need to edit something.

Once you click the Create button you will be able to send and receive emails from your Mac Mail client through your Siteground’s email account.

Please Note – Apple has identified the following as pieces of information you may need in order to complete your set up.

Mail settings you might need from your email provider

If Mail asks you to enter email settings manually, you may need to get the account type, mail server address, and other details listed in this article.

Mail automatically uses the correct settings for many email services. That’s why you seldom need more than your email address and password to set up an email account on your Mac or your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If Mail needs more information, get the settings in this article from your email provider. You can print the article and complete the Setting column with the information you need.

Name of setting     Setting     Description
Full NameChoose your sender name as you would like it to appear in messages that you send. Example: John Appleseed.
Email AddressYour email address for this account, such as appleseed@example.com.
Incoming mail server settings
These settings are for downloading messages (receiving email) from your email provider’s mail server.
Account TypeChoose IMAP*, POP, Exchange IMAP, or Exchange EWS1, as directed by your email provider. If you’re using a Microsoft Exchange account, see the Exchange setup instructions for Mac or iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
DescriptionChoose the name that Mail will use for your account, such as Work, School, or Yahoo.
Incoming Mail Server (host name)The host name of the incoming mail server, such as mail.example.com.
User NameYour user name for this account, such as appleseed. Some email providers want your full email address as your user name.
PasswordThe email password you use to sign in to your account.
PortThe port number used by the incoming mail server. Common port numbers for incoming mail are 143 and 993 for IMAP accounts, and 110 and 995 for POP accounts.
AuthenticationChoose Password, MD5, NTLM, Kerberos, or None, as directed by your email provider.
Use SSL?Does the incoming mail server support SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption?
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) settings
These settings are for uploading messages (sending email) to your email provider’s mail server.
Outgoing mail server (SMTP)The host name of the outgoing SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server, such as smtp.example.com.
PortThe port number used by the outgoing mail server. Common port numbers for outgoing mail are 25, 465, and 587.
Use SSL?Does the outgoing mail server support SSL or TLS encryption?
AuthenticationChoose Password, MD5, NTLM, Kerberos, or None, as directed by your email provider. If None, you may need the additional settings below to send email when you’re on a different network, such as from a Wi-Fi hotspot or Internet cafe.
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) settings for when you’re on a different network
Get these off-network settings only if your email provider doesn’t use authentication for outgoing mail.
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)The host name of the outgoing mail server, such as smtp.example.com.
PortThe port number used by the outgoing mail server.
Use SSL?Does the outgoing mail server support SSL or TLS encryption?
AuthenticationChoose Password, MD5, NTLM, Kerberos, or None, as directed by your email provider.

* IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is best if you check email from multiple devices, because your messages are stored with your email provider until you delete them. As long as your devices can connect to your email service, your mailbox stays the same on each device. If you use POP (Post Office Protocol) on more than one device, those changes don’t appear on every device, and new messages delivered to one device may not be delivered to your other devices.

For more information, please click here.

Further Information

Footprint specialise in creating bespoke websites designed to help take your business to another level. We have been providing SEO Surrey since 1998 and if you’d like to speak to us regarding any of our services, give us a call on 01883 372488 or contact us via Facebook and we’ll be happy to talk you through your options.

Currently Browsing: How To Set Up an E-Mail Account on an Apple Mac