How to Set Up Mail for Mac OS X.3
Once you’ve opened Mail, click on the menu labeled “Mail,” and select “Preferences.”
Make sure you have the Accounts Icon selected. You’re presented with a window which contains three tabs, “Account Information, “Special Mailboxes,” and “Advanced.” First, let’s look at the “Account Information” tab.
The Account type was determined when you set up the account. You cannot change it unless you delete this account and create a new one. The account type is POP.
Description can be whatever you like, but it is recommended that you use something descriptive.
Email Address should be your domain email address.
Full Name can be your name, or whatever text you’d like to be seen as your name when you send email.
Incoming Mail Server should be pop3.vcsny.com
“User Name” should be your username.
Password is the password for your login name.
Outgoing Mail Server – You can edit the Outgoing Mail Server by pressing the “Server Settings” button.
The Outgoing Mail Server should smtp.vcsny.com and we use port 587
Leave Authentication at None. If this doesn’t work, you may need to set it for “Outgoing server requires authentication (Microsoft Outlook setting – this may vary for the Mac) – use same settings as the incoming mail server… basically, our outgoing server requires authentication – and it requires your email username/password.
Last, please take a look at the Advanced options.
Enable this account means that you will be able to send and receive mail from this group of mail settings.
Include this account when automatically checking for new mail, keep that checked.
Remove copy from server after retrieving a message means that Mail will delete every message you download from pop3.vcsny.com after it’s been downloaded, and after the time specified by the pull down menu just below that checkbox. We have set our OS X Mail program to delete the messages after one week.
You can use the “Remove now” button to delete any old mail on the server that’s sitting there right now, if you wish.
Prompt me to skip messages over [ ] KB will let you tell Mail to not download messages larger than a certain size. Most people just leave this off. This will tell Mail to not download any particular message exceeding a certain file size. If you don’t want to use it, leave the field blank.
We use SSL for incoming mail, the default port will be 995.
Authentication should be set to “Password.”
That’s it! Press OK and close the account window. You are ready to use Mail for OS X.