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Details you need for setting up your Mac Mail Account

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Details you need for setting up your Mac Mail Account

Details you need for setting up your Mac Mail Account

Mac users, when configuring their account in the Mac Mail client, usually run into trivial problems with configuration. They usually do a Google search for terms like

  • Mac Mail Configuration or
  • How to setup my Mac Mail or
  • Configuring email on Mac Mail

and usually land up on this page https://support.apple.com/kb/ht1277

They then contact us with the list of configuration settings which that page asks for. We decided to make it easier and post the settings to configure your Email Accounts hosted on HostingXtreme’s servers. So here are all the answers to the questions listed on the page, which you need to ask your mail hosting provider:

Full name: (Put in your Full Name here, just the way you would want it to be visible to your email recipients)

My email address: (Your FULL email address will be something like [email protected])

My email provider: HostingXtreme

Account type: POP or IMAP (POP is preferred for desktop machines and IMAP is preferred for mobile devices like phones, iPad’s or iPods. See below for more information on which one to choose)

Description: (Put any description to let yourself know what the email account is for. Eg: Work Email 1)

Incoming mail server hostname: mail.yourdomain.com (Whether you have selected POP or IMAP above does not make any difference to this entry)

Username: (Your FULL email address given above like [email protected])

Password: (Your email account password)

Incoming server port number: (put in any one number)

If you selected POP above put in = 110 or you can put 995 (SSL should be selected below)

If you selected IMAP above put in = 143 or you can put 993 (SSL should be selected below)

Incoming server authentication method: Password

Does your incoming mail server support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)?: Yes

Outgoing Mail Server: mail.yourdomain.com

Outgoing server port: (put in any one)

Without SSL: 25

With SSL: 465

Does your outgoing mail server supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)?: Yes

Outgoing server authentication type: Password

Which one should I choose? POP or IMAP?

  • IMAP email access coordinates between the server and your mail application. Messages that have been read/deleted/replied to will show up as such, both on the server and in the mail application.
  • POP3 does not coordinate with the server. Messages marked as read/deleted/replied to in the mail application will not show up as such on the server. This means that future mail downloads with POP3 will show all messages as unread.

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