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Email Client Setup: Mac OS X Mail

If you are using OS X Yosemite v10.10 or later, Mail will automatically attempt to connect to your email provider.
See this article.

Manual walkthrough for older versions is listed below.

Step by Step Walkthrough (POP)

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Steps 2 & 3
Steps 2 & 3
Steps 4 & 5
Steps 4 & 5
Steps 6 & 7
Steps 6 & 7
Steps 9 & 10
Steps 9 & 10
Steps 12 & 13
Steps 12 & 13
 

You will need your incoming mail server, outgoing mail server, full email address, and your email password. The default settings are listed below.

  1. Open Mac OS X Mail.
  2. Click File.
  3. Click Add Account.
  4. Fill in the following information:
    • Full Name: How you want your name to appear in emails (example: John Smith)
    • Email Address: Your full email address (example: john@your-domain.com)
    • Password: Your email password
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Fill in the following information:
    • Account Type: POP
    • Description: Whatever you want (example: POP Account)
    • Incoming mail server: pop.ipage.com
    • User Name: Your full email address (example: john@your-domain.com)
    • Password: Your email password
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Click Connect if you receive a message about a security certificate.
  9. Fill in the following information:
    • Description: Whatever you want (example: POP Account)
    • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.ipage.com
    • Use only this server: Checked
    • Use Authentication: Checked
    • User Name: Your full mailbox address (example: john@your-domain.com)
    • Password: Your mailbox password
  10. Click Continue.
  11. Click Connect if you receive a message about a security certificate.
  12. Check Take account online.
  13. Click Create to complete the set-up.

Step by Step Walkthrough (IMAP)

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Steps 2 & 3
Steps 2 & 3
Steps 4 & 5
Steps 4 & 5
Steps 6 & 7
Steps 6 & 7
Steps 9 & 10
Steps 9 & 10
Steps 12 & 13
Steps 12 & 13
 

You will need your incoming mail server, outgoing mail server, full email address, and your email password. The default settings are listed below.

  1. Open Mac OS X Mail.
  2. Click File.
  3. Click Add Account.
  4. Fill in the following information:
    • Full Name: How you want your name to appear in emails (example: John Smith)
    • Email Address: Your full email address (example: john@your-domain.com)
    • Password: Your email password
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Fill in the following information:
    • Account Type: IMAP
    • Description: Whatever you want (example: IMAP Account)
    • Incoming mail server: imap.ipage.com
    • User Name: Your full email address (example: john@your-domain.com)
    • Password: Your email password
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Click Connect if you receive a message about a security certificate.
  9. Fill in the following information:
    • Description: Whatever you want (example: IMAP Account)
    • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.ipage.com
    • Use only this server: Checked
    • Use Authentication: Checked
    • User Name: Your full email address (example: john@your-domain.com)
    • Password: Your email password
  10. Click Continue.
  11. Click Connect if you receive a message about a security certificate.
  12. Check Take account online.
  13. Click Create to complete the set-up.

I followed the instructions, but I still can't connect. What can I do

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