Mac OS X Mail Program

 

These instructions are based on "Mail" version 3.5 (included in "Mac OS X Leopard"). If you're using an older version, the settings listed here will work but you'll have to manually go through the setup sequence on your own. Sorry.

1. Start the "Mail" program.

If you haven't previously added an account to Mail, the window below may automatically appear:



If you don't see this window, click File, then Add Account:



2. Enter your name, address and password.

Enter the settings shown below:



"Full Name" is the name that other people will see when you send them e-mail. It should usually be your real name, such as Steve Jobs.

Type your e-mail address into the box marked "Email Address". The address must be the e-mail address of the mailbox you created in our account management control panel.

Use the e-mail password you chose when you created this e-mail address. Remember that your e-mail password is not necessarily the same as your master account password.

Click Continue when finished.

3. Enter the "Incoming Mail Server" settings.

Enter the settings shown below on the "Incoming Mail Server" screen:



"Account Type" should be "POP". (Our servers also support IMAP if you prefer it, but these instructions explain the simpler POP setup.)

"Description" can be any text you choose. Make it your e-mail address if you're not sure what to enter.

Enter mail.newportnet.com as the "Incoming Mail Server".

Type your e-mail address again as your "User Name". The user name must be all lowercase.

The password should be already filled in from the previous screen.

Click Continue when finished.
4. Enter the "Outgoing Mail Server" settings.

The outgoing mail server settings will be almost identical to the incoming settings. Enter the settings shown below:



Again, "Description" can be any text you choose. Make it your e-mail address if you're not sure what to enter.

Enter mail.newportnet.com as the "Outgoing Mail Server".

Make sure the Use Authentication checkbox is checked.

Type your e-mail address again as your "User Name". The user name must be all lowercase.

The password should be already filled in from the previous screen.

Click Continue when finished.

5. Review the "Account Summary".

The account summary screen should look like this (except with your name, of course!):



Verify that everything is correct, then press Create.
Initial setup is complete

You're finished with the initial "Mail" setup. Your program should now work for sending and receiving mail.

However, you should also do one more thing — verify that Mail chose the correct "port number". If Mail chose the wrong port number, you may not be able to use Mail when you travel with your computer, and your ISP may block outgoing mail from your computer in the future.

1. Start the "Mail" program.

If the Mail program isn't already running, start it now.

2. Open the "Preferences" window.

Using the menu bar at the top of the screen, click Mail, then Preferences:



The preferences window will appear.
3. Choose the "Account Information" screen.

Navigate to the "Account Information" screen shown below:



To do this:

Click Accounts (the blue "@" sign) along the top of the window if necessary.

Click the address@example.com account in the left "Accounts" column if necessary.

Click Account Information if necessary.

4. Open the outgoing "Server Settings" window.

Click the "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)" menu and choose Edit Server List...:



The outgoing mail settings window will appear.

5. Verify the server port is 25.

Click Advanced to view the port number.



6. Close both settings windows.

Click OK to close the outgoing mail server settings window, then click the red close button in the upper-left corner of the Accounts window.

Setup is complete

You've finished setting up Mail! You should now be able to send mail from any network.


NOTE: As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products. Mac OS X MAil® is a registered trademark of Apple Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.