Apple Mail for Mac OS X 10.8 (POP3 & SMTP over SSL)

To configure your Apple Mail application for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) to send and receive email using our servers using POP3 and SMTP over SSL/TLS, please follow the steps below. Please replace:

Attention with your email address with your domain name with your server's host name (you can find your server's host name listed in the upper left corner of your Control Panel)


1. Open Apple Mail.

1.1. If no email accounts have been configured in Apple Mail, it will start directly with the set-up wizard.

Welcome to Mail


1.2. If there are existing accounts in Apple Mail, you can select Mail -> Preferences... from the menu bar.

Mail -> Preferences


2. Go to the Accounts section and click the + button (bottom left corner).

3. The Add Account screen will appear.

Add Account

In the Full Name field enter the name you would like to appear on the messages you send.

In the Email Address field enter the email address you are configuring.

In the Password field enter the current password for this particular address.

Click the Continue button.


4. Two Verify Certificate screens will pop up. Click the Connect button for both.

Verify Certificate

Verify Certificate



5. The Incoming Mail Server screen will open.

Incoming Mail Server

Set Account Type to POP.

In the Description field enter a short description for your account. This name would show up only in your own email program. You can set a name such as "Work Account", "Sales mail", "John" etc.

For Incoming Mail Server use (replace with the server name).

In the User Name field enter (replace with your actual address).

In the Password field enter the current password for this particular address.

Click the Continue button.


6. Fill out the Outgoing Mail Server details.

Outgoing Mail Server


For Outgoing Mail Server use (replace with the server name).

If you wish to use only this outgoing mail server for all of your accounts, check the Use only this server checkbox.

Check the Use Authentication checkbox.

Enter in the User Name field and the corresponding password in the Password field.

Click the Continue button.



7. The Account Summary screen will appear.

Account Summary


To proceed with the configuration, uncheck the Take account online checkbox and click the Create button.

8. You should see the new mail account listed in the Accounts section. Choose the Edit SMTP Server List... option from the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) drop-down menu.

Edit SMTP server list

9. Go to the Advanced tab.

Advanced SMTP


Select the Use custom port option and enter 587.

Make sure the Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) checkbox is checked.

Choose Password from the Authentication drop-down menu. Enter your password if the Password field is empty.

Click the OK button.


10. Go to the Advanced tab on the main Accounts screen.


Make sure the port is set to 995 and the Use SSL checkbox is checked.

The Authentication option should be set to Password.


11. Close the Accounts screen.


12. Go to Mailbox -> Take all accounts online from the menu bar.

Take All Accounts Online