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Setup Mac Mail
Posted by , Last modified by Ashley L on 22 November 2019 03:00 PM

Before we begin, please make sure you have the following information handy:

Ready? Ok!

Open Mail

  • If this is your first time launching Mail, a Welcome to Mail dialog will appear (Or, if you are adding a new account to Mail, choose Add Account from the File menu)
  • Fill in your Full Name, Email address and Password fields
  • Click "Continue" to proceed

NOTE: use your own information here, not the sample details shown!

Mac Mail, Welcome to Mail dialog 


You may have a Verify Certificate dialog pop up. For now, just click Connect and we'll fix that in the next step.

Mac Mail, Verify Certificate dialog


  • In the Incoming Mail Server dialog, choose the proper Account Type (either POP or IMAP are applicable here)
  • Optional: Give your account a useful description. This can be anything you want to help refer to this account
  • Enter your Incoming Mail Server. You have a choice here:
    • mail.yourdomain.com - Easiest to remember, but can cause pesky security certificate warnings in the future
    • s#.fused.com - Harder to remember, but bulletproof. Replace # with your actual server number
  • Enter your User Name and Password
  • Click "Continue" to proceed

NOTE: use your own information here, not the sample details shown!

Mac Mail, Incoming Mail Server dialog


  • Optional: Give your Outgoing Mail Server a useful description.This can be anything you want to help refer to this server
  • Enter the Outgoing Mail Server. As with the Incoming Mail Server, you have a choice here:
    • mail.yourdomain.com - Easiest to remember, but can cause pesky security certificate warnings in the future
    • s#.fused.com - Harder to remember, but bulletproof. Replace # with your actual server number
  • Select Use Authentication and enter your User Name and Password
  • Click "Continue" to proceed

NOTE: use your own information here, not the sample details shown!

Mac Mail, Outgoing Mail Server dialog


  • Verify your settings in the Account Summary.
  • Check Take account online.
  • Click Create to complete the process.

Mac Mail, Account Summary dialog


That's it! You're done. Notice that Mac Mail has enabled SSL by default, helping to keep your email safe and secure.


For more information, check out the official Apple support article: Configuring Mail for your email account


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