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Mac Mail Email Setup

Mac Mail Email Setup

NOTE

These steps were created using a Mac computer running OS X Lion 10.7. The layout of Mac Mail may vary depending on the version of the Mac operating system. Though they may look different, the steps should stay relatively similar.





Adding Email Accounts
Viewing Account Settings
Removing Email Accounts




Adding Email Accounts
  1. To add an email account, first open up the Mac Mail program.



  2. Click on Mail at the top left and then choose Preferences...



  3. On the accounts screen, press the + (add) button at the bottom left.



  4. Enter the following information and then press Continue:
    • Full Name: This will show others who the mail is coming from
    • Email Address: Your full email address
    • Password: Your email password



  5. On the popup, select Setup Manually.



  6. Enter the following information and then press Continue:
    • Account Type: Choose IMAP
    • Description: The name of your account on Mac. Can be anything you like.
    • Incoming Mail Server: imap.ruraltel.net (or imap.gbta.net, etc. depending on your email address)
    • User Name: Your full email address
    • Password: Your email password



  7. On the popup, choose Continue.



  8. Enter the following information and then press Continue:
    • Description: The name of your account on Mac. Can be anything you like.
    • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.ruraltel.net (or smtp.gbta.net, etc. depending on your email address)
    • Use Authentication: Check this
    • User Name: Your full email address
    • Password: Your email password



  9. On the popup, choose Continue.



  10. On the account summary screen, press Create.



  11. Your account is now created.





Viewing Account Settings
  1. To view account settings, first open up the Mac Mail program.



  2. Click on Mail at the top left and then choose Preferences...



  3. Select your account on the left part of the window. The right half shows your settings and you are able to adjust them from here.





Removing Email Accounts
  1. To remove an email account, first open up the Mac Mail program.



  2. Click on Mail at the top left and then choose Preferences...



  3. Select the account you would like to remove from the left side of the window and then press the - (remove) button at the bottom left.



  4. You will get a confirmation window asking if you are sure you want to remove the account. If so, press Remove.



  5. Your account is now removed.