Mac OS X Mail account setup (Tiger 10.4.x)
These instructions will help you set up the Mac OS X Mail client to use with your University email address.
If you have not switched to Google Apps @UDel.edu, use the settings in the steps and screen shots below. If you are using Google Apps @UDel.edu, obtain your Google Apps @UDel.edu password, and then refer to those settings instead of the ones below.
- If you don't see the Welcome to
Mail window, click on File and Add
- In the Full Name field, type your your full name.
- In the Email Address field, type your complete email address (including the @udel.edu).
- In both the Incoming Mail Server field, type mail.udel.edu.
- From the Account Type drop-down list, choose IMAP.
- In the User Name field, type your UDelNet ID (i.e., your email address without the @udel.edu). Do not enter your password unless you are sure no one else will be using your computer.
- In the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) field, type mail.udel.edu .
- The window should now look
similar to the following:
- Click OK.
- In the Import Mailboxes dialog box,
- From the Mail menu, click Preferences.
- Click the Accounts icon at the top of the window.
- click the Account Information tab.
- In the Description field, type a
name for your account (e.g., UD Mail).
The window should now look similar to
- Click Server Settings.
- Under Server port, check the Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) check box.
If you are using an Internet service provider outside of UD and have difficulty sending mail using this port, change the number to 587.
- From the Authentication drop-down list, click None.
- Type your user name and password in the appropriate fields.
- Click OK.
- Click the Special Mailboxes tab.
- Check or uncheck the options
according to your preferences, or match
the default settings below. For more
information about how these settings
- Click the Advanced tab. Make sure
no text is typed in the IMAP Path
Prefix field, and check the Use SSL
check box. The port number will change
- Close the Accounts window.
- Save the changes if asked.