How to set up email with Apple Mail

This FAQ will help you to set up your mailbox with Apple Mail.

The below video and step by step instructions will help you learn how to add a mailbox to Apple Mail.


choose between pop or imap


Please note: You can use the below steps to set up any mailbox. You will however need to use your providers details when we mention ours.


1

Open Apple Mail and click on Mail and then on the Add Account... option.


click on add account

2

Select Add Other Mail Account... and click on the Continue button.

choose the account type

3

Enter your name, the email address you wish to add and the email address password.

Once these details have been entered click on the Create button.

enter account details

4

You will now see a message saying Account must be manually configured. This is meant to happen so click on the Next button.

add your account manually

Please note: You can now choose between using POP3 or IMAP. To find out more about these protocols check out this FAQ.

5

Choose whether to use IMAP or POP.

Enter imap.123-reg.co.uk for IMAP or pop.123-reg.co.uk for POP.

Enter the username, which is the email address you are adding, and the email address password.

Now click on the Next button.

incoming server settings

Please note: You may not see the next option during your set up, especially if you have added the email address in the past. Don't worry in most cases this will mean the settings are stored.

If you do need to make changes to the incoming port settings:

Click on Mail, then on Preferences. You can now select your account and click the advanced tab to amend the incoming port options.

6

Enter the port as 993 for IMAP or 995 for POP.

Check Use SSL and set the authentication type to Password.

Once these options have been set click the Next button.

incoming port settings

7

Enter smtp.123-reg.co.uk as the SMTP server.

The username is your email address and the password is your email address password.

Now click on the Create button.

outgoing server settings

Please note: You may not see the next option during your set up, especially if you have added the email address in the past. Don't worry in most cases this will mean the settings are stored.

If you do need to make changes to the outgoing port settings:

Click on Mail, then on Preferences. You can now select your account, click on the SMTP drop down list and click Edit SMTP Server List...from here you can amend the outgoing port options.

8

Enter the port as 465.

Check Use SSL and set the authentication type to Password.

Once these options have been set click the Next button.

outgoing port settings

9

That's it, your now ready to start sending and receiving email straight away.

mailbox is now set up

Offer

Answer options

Your feedback was successfully added.

Answer tracking

Track

Watch the content of this article for changes.