Apple Mail Setup

To configure Apple (Mac) Mail to work with your HITS e-mail account, follow these steps:

Apple Mail Setup


  1. Start Mail.
  2. On the Mail menu, click Preferences.
  3. Click the Accounts tab.
  4. Click the + icon.
  5. Under Choose a mail account to add, click Add Other Mail Account, and then click Continue. The Add Account page appears.
  6. In the Full Name text box, type the name that you want to appear on messages you send.
  7. In the Email Address text box, type the e-mail address of the account provided for you (usually emailed).
  8. In the Password text box, type the password for the e-mail account provided for you (usually emailed).
  9. Click Continue. After Mail locates the mail servers, the Incoming Mail Server page appears.
  10. In the Account Type list box, select the type of incoming mail server that you want to use:
    If you want to use POP, select POP.
    If you want to use IMAP, select IMAP.
  11. In the Description text box, type a description for the server. The description can be whatever you want.
  12. In the Incoming Mail Server text box, type either mail.example.com, where example.comrepresents your domain name, or the HITS server name for your account.
  13. In the User Name text box, type the full e-mail address for the account (for example, user@example.com).
  14. In the Password text box, type the password for the e-mail account you wish to use (Contact HITS if unsure).
  15. Click Continue. The Outgoing Mail Server page appears.
  16. In the Description text box, type a description for the server. The description can be whatever you want.
  17. In the Outgoing Mail Server text box, type either mail.example.com, where example.com represents your domain name, or the HITS server name for your account.
  18. Select the Use Authentication check box.
  19. In the User Name text box, type the full e-mail address for the account (for example, user@example.com).
  20. In the Password text box, type the password for the e-mail account provided for you (usually emailed).
  21. Click Continue. Mail checks the connection to the server, and then the Account Summary page appears.
  22. Review the settings, select the Take account online check box, and then click Create. Mail accesses the account and downloads any messages.