How To Set Up An Email On Mac Mail

Nivo Digital

5 January 2018

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If you have a domain name and a website then you will be able to create an unlimited (usually) amount of email addresses. For example, I use [email protected] as I have registered my domain name with eNom (domain seller) and I have a hosting package with Siteground (WordPress hosting).

My hosting allows me to create as many variations of email addresses as I like. After I have set up the new email address on my hosting cPanel I need to set up on my desktop and/or phone.

Here are the steps you need to follow to successfully set up your new email address on your Mac.

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Mac Mail Simple Setup

Before you start you will need the following:

Email address name: i.e. [email protected]

Password: i.e. XYZ123 (please don’t use this)

Incoming Server:

Outgoing Server:

Step 1

Find your Mail on Your Mac, the icon looks like this:

It might already be on your footer toolbar if not search and you will find it. Make sure to pin it to your footer toolbar.

Step 2

Open it up and click on Mail > Add Account

Then from the drop-down select “Other Mail Account…” and continue

Then fill out your name, email address and password (the same password as you have been given or that you created on your hosting)

Step 3

Once you have clicked the Sign In button you may be greeted with a screen like this one. No Fear, all is well.

Complete the fields with your details the same as the following:

Then select which apps you want to use your email account with and stick a fork in you, you’re done.

What’s the difference between POP and IMAP?

The main difference is that IMAP (Internet Messaged Access Protocol)  syncs with mail server so that any changes you make in your mail client (Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird) will appear in your webmail inbox. POP or POP3 works by connecting with your email service (on your hosting) and downloading all of your new messages from it.After they have been downloaded onto your PC or Mac, they are deleted from the email service. I prefer IMAP but the choice is yours!

Job Done? Time to test

There you have it, the job is done, you should test to see if it 100% works by sending an email out to another email address and vice versa to test incoming.