How to Setup Mac Mail Email account

Setting up Mac Mail is easy – simply follow the steps below:

  1. Open Apple Mail.
  2. Click on "File" from the Mail menu in the top toolbar.
  3. Click on the "Accounts" tab.
  4. A new pane will open for you to set up your new account.
  5. Fill in your Firstname and Lastname.
  6. Enter your name and email address.
  7. Cut and Paste the password you created in cPanel.
  8. Click "Continue".
  9. Select the email account type, i.e.: POP or IMAP Add a description, i.e.: My mail email address
  10. Set the incoming mail server to i.e.:
  11. Enter your full email address under username and the password for your email account.
  12. Click "Continue"
Using Authenticated SMTP
  1. Click on the "Account Information" tab.
  2. Click within the "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)" drop-down box.
  3. Click on "Edit SMTP Server List".
  4. Click " + Add Server or edit server if you can see yours"
  5. Outgoing mail server should be
  6. TLS Certificate "None'
  7. Click Advanced
  8. Uncheck Automatcally detect settings
  9. Set the server port to 465
  10. Authentication is via "Password'
  11. Username is your full email address
  12. Cut and Paste the password you created in cPanel.
Error Tips
  1. If these settings do not work, take a look at any error message to see if it talks about Password issues and make sure your server name, user name (your complete email address), and password are typed in correctly.
  2. When Mac Mail connects to your server, it by default attempts to connect using a SSL certificate connection. On shared servers, (which your are) the SSL certificate will look similar to
  3. Mac mail is throwing an error because it is not seeing a SSL certificate for "", and instead it is seeing the certificate.
  4. This is common, and it is safe to ignore. Click "Connect" or "Details and Trust" the certificate and continue. To verify it is an certificate, click "Show Certificate", and you should see it listed.


Secure SSL/TLS Settings
Incoming Server:
IMAP Port: 993
POP3 Port: 995
Outgoing Server:
SMTP Port: 465 or 587
Authentication is required for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP. Via password

Non-SSL Settings
Incoming Server:
IMAP Port: 143
POP3 Port: 110
Outgoing Server:
SMTP Port: 26
Authentication is required for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP. Via Password

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