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Mac Mail Email Setup

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Setting up a domain-based email on Mac Mail enhances your professional communication by using your custom domain.

Step 1: Open Mac Mail

Launch the Mail application on your Mac. If this is the first time you’re using Mac Mail, the setup wizard will prompt you to add an account. If you already have an account, navigate to Mail > Add Account from the menu bar.

Step 2: Choose the Account Type

You’ll be presented with a list of common email providers. Since you’re setting up a domain-based email, select Other Mail Account…, then click Continue.

Step 3: Enter Your Details

In the new window, you’ll need to enter your name, email address, and password associated with your domain-based email account. Your name will appear on the emails you send. After entering your details, click Sign In.

Step 4: Provide Email Settings

Mac Mail will attempt to retrieve your email settings automatically. If it can’t, you’ll need to enter them manually:

  • Email Address: Your full domain-based email address.
  • Username: Typically, this is the same as your email address.
  • Password: The password for your email account.
  • Account Type: Choose between IMAP or POP. IMAP synchronizes the server with your Mail app, while POP downloads the emails to your app. IMAP is generally recommended.
  • Incoming Mail Server: mail.easyhosting.com.
  • Outgoing Mail Server: mail.easyhosting.com.

Click Sign In after entering your server details.

Step 5: Select Apps

Choose the apps you’d like to use with this account, such as Mail or Notes, and click Done.

Step 6: Mailbox Behaviors

Configure your mailbox behaviours to determine where your drafts, sent mail, and deleted mail are stored. In Mail > Preferences > Accounts, select your domain-based account, and adjust the Mailbox Behaviours tab settings to match your preferences.

Step 7: Advanced Settings

Check the Advanced tab to ensure that the settings like port numbers and authentication methods are correct. Your port numbers will be as follows:

  • Incoming
    • POP – 995
    • IMAP – 993
  • Outgoing
    • SMTP – 465

You will need to ensure that SSL is enabled and Authentication is set to Password.

Step 8: Sending a Test Email

To confirm everything is working, send a test email to yourself or a colleague. If you receive it and can reply, your account is set up correctly.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter issues, verify your settings, especially the server addresses, port numbers, and passwords. Additionally, check with your hosting provider for any service outages or additional settings required.

Setting up a domain-based email on Mac Mail allows you to manage your professional communication efficiently. By following these steps, you can ensure a seamless setup and maintain your brand consistency with every email you send.

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Updated on December 11, 2023

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