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How to Set Up an Email Account on Mac Mail

Mac Mail is a widely used email client available for Apple devices running Mac OS. Let’s take a look at how to set up an email account on Mac Mail.

First, if you have another email account added to Mac Mail, go to Mail > Preferences.

screenshot of mac mail preferences

Then go to the Accounts tab and click the + icon.

screnshot of add account to Mac Mail

Next, click Other Mail Account from the available options, and click Continue.

The dialogue to choose an email account type, showing iCloud, Exchange, Google, Yahoo, AOL and Other Mail Account.

You’ll now be prompted to enter your email address and password. Then click Sign In.

screenshot of adding mail account to Mac Mail

Mac Mail will now attempt to automatically retrieve your settings from the mail server. In many cases this will fail so you can proceed to enter the settings manually.

Note: If you don’t know this information, you can find it in cPanel by going to Email Accounts, and clicking Connect Devices beside the email address.

screenshot of manual settings in Mac Mail

After entering your server settings, email address, username, and password, click Sign In to sign into your email account.

Finally select the additional options for your email account in Mac Mail.

preferences in Mac Mail

Click Done, and your email account will now be added to Mac Mail!

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