One of the most common questions we get asked relate to the setting up of e-mail accounts. Previously we have set up a number of guides designed to help you along your way but recently we have received a number of questions asking about setting up an e-mail account on an Apple Mac.
To help guide you through the process of adding an e-mail account to your Mac, we have drawn up a 6 step guide which tells you all that you need to know to set up your account.
Step 1 – Firstly, open ‘Mac Mail’, click on the ‘Mail’ tab from the menu and then click on ‘Preferences’.
Step 2 – After completing step 1, click on the ‘Accounts’ tab which is located at the top of the menu and then click on the ‘+’ button which can be found at the lower left part of the page.
This will open the wizard which will guide you through the e-mail set-up process.
Step 3 – When you arrive at the next screen, a window will open and you will need to enter the name that your recipients will see when they receive emails from you. After adding this to the ‘Full Name’ field, then enter your email address in the ‘Email Address’ field along with your designated password for the e-mail account in the ‘Password’ field .
Step 4 – The next step will involve filling in the ‘Incoming Mail Server’ details and once completed clicking on 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 (i.e mail.johnsmith.com) or just yourdomainname.com. Type your full email address in the ‘User Name’ field and your password in the relevant field below.
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:
In the description field you can enter ‘My SMTP’.
In the outgoing field type mail.yourdomainname.com (i.e mail.johnsmith.com) or just yourdomainname.com.. 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 into the box below.
Step 6 – Once you have entered all details and clicked the ‘Continue’ button you will see an account summary which highlights all of the details that have been entered previously. You can check here that all of the information is correct and if you find any errors, you will have the option to ‘Go Back’ and correct them.
Once you click the ‘Create’ button you will be able to send and receive emails from your Mac Mail client with your newly established email account.
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