How to add email to Mac Mail app

Launch Mail App

Go to menu bar (bottom of the screen) and click Mail.

Mail app on menu bar

Add Account

Go to the top menu bar(Top of the screen) and click Mail.

Choose Add Account…

NOTE: If Mail app is now selected as your active app(meaning you are using now), the option Mail will NOT show.

Mail > Add Account

Choose Email Type

Click one of the email type you would like to add.

If it is your comapay’s email address like “abcd.com,” this means you have your own domain. To add email address with your own domain, choose “Other Mail Account..

NOTE if your company/business email is hosted with Gmail, choose gmail even if it doesn’t say yourname@gmail.com.

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Enter basic Information

Enter the following information in co-responding text box.

Name – > Your name (this will be shown to email recipients)

Email Address -> Your email address
(This email address has to be already existed.)

Password: password for this email address.

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Enter Advanced Information

Enter the following information in co-responding text box.

Account Type – > Leave it IMAP.
(If connection doesn’t work, try POP)

Incoming Mail Sever -> Enter your incoming mail server provided by server admin.

Outgoing Mail Sever -> Enter your outgoing mail server provided by server admin.

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If you cannnot connect, make sure there is no space before and after email address and password and check spellings.

Try POP if IMAP connection does not work.

Done

If it is successfully connected, you will have new inbox and start receiving emails on the server.

If you have a large nubmer of emails on your server, it might take a while to downlaod them all.

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