Adding a New Mail Account in Mac OS X

Adding a new mail account to Mac OS X is a very simple process. Just follow the instructions below to get started.

To add a new mail account, simply click on the ‘Add Account’ button, which will open the Account Wizard.

Another simple way to add an account is from the Preferences dialog box, by clicking on ‘Mail’, choosing preferences and clicking on the ‘Account’ button on the toolbar. Once this is complete, please follow the steps below:

1. Click the Add button at the bottom-left corner of the window, which (also) carries a plus sign.

2. On the General Information panel, click the Account Type drop-down list box and choose the protocol type to use for the account.

You can select an Apple .Mac account, a Post Office Protocol (POP) account, a Microsoft Exchange account, or an Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) account. If you're adding an account from an Internet service provider (ISP), refer to the set-up information that you received to determine which one is right. Most ISP accounts are POP accounts.

3. In the Description field, name the account to identify it within Mail and then press Tab to move to the next field.

For example, Work or Mom's ISP are good choices.

4. In the Full Name field, type your full name — or, if this is to be an anonymous account, enter whatever you like as your identity — and then press Tab.

Messages that you send appear with this name in the From field in the recipient's email application.

5. In the User Name field, type the username supplied by your ISP for login to your email account and then press Tab.

This is sometimes different from the username and password that you use to connect to the Internet.

6. In the Password field, type the password supplied by your ISP for login to your email account.

Again, this password may be different from your connection password.

7. Click Continue.

8. Click Continue on the Account Summary sheet.

9. Click Done on the Conclusion sheet.

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2016-04-22 12:58
Sherin George
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