Set Up Mail for Mac OS X.3 to Send and Receive Email
You will need your email server
settings to set up your email program. Please click here and enter your
email address. Print or write down the information that is displayed for
use during this walk through.
If you do not already have an account set up, click
here. If you want to change your settings, keep going on this page.
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 methownet email
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 mail.methownet.com
"User Name" should be your username.methownet
(Make sure to include the .methownet) Although this is not typical, it is required for the methownet mail server.
is the password for your methownet login name.
Outgoing Mail Server
You can edit the Outgoing Mail
Server by pressing the "Server Settings" button.
The Outgoing Mail Server
The Server port"
should be 25
Next, there are the Special
Set these three choices up
according to your own preferences. They can all be left at Never if you
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
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 pop.methownet.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.
If you're using SSL,
the default port will be 995. If you're not using SSL, the port should
should be set to "Password."
For more information about
the behavior of each of these advanced options, click on the "?" button
in the lower-right corner of this window.
That's it! Press OK
and close the account window. You are ready to use Mail for OS X.