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Configure email accounts of my Shared Hosting: Mail OSX

Configure the mail account in Mail OSX

Mac mail settings are a bit different from other settings, so we will need to pay special attention to specific configuration details.

The data that we must take into account for the configuration of the email account are the following:

  • Incoming mail server
  • Outgoing mail server
  • Account name
  • Password
  • SMTP port: 587
  • IMAP port: 143
  • POP3 port: 110
  • Protocol: Start TLS

It is very important that we take into account this first detail: the mail settings on Mac cannot be done via the TLS security protocol, but by SSL. It is an equal security protocol, however, it is not the one that has been standardized for mail servers. Even so, it is possible that Mac does not accept the configurations with security protocols, so we will have to leave it disabled for some accounts.

We open the Mail application on our computer:

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If it is the first time that we configure an email account on our computer, the welcome message will skip and it will ask us to select what type of account we want to configure.

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Select "Another Mail account" and click on Continue:

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In case of having already configured an email account in the email manager, we must access the email settings through the Mail tab. We open the drop-down and select "Add account":

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For both cases, the wizard box to add email accounts will open. We fill in the corresponding data: our name, email and password. When we finish, click on "Sign in":

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We remember you that from SWPanel you will not be able to see the information about the email account password, because in compliance with the ISO 27001, the LOPD and the RGPD, we do not store or provide personal codes, just as we do not have access to email account passwords we don't even provide them.

As soon as we have pressed the button, the dialog box will go blank and the automatic configuration of the service will start.

The system may automatically detect the settings and proceed to finalize the account creation process. At this point, we will select which elements we want to configure (mail and notes). Click on Accept and the configuration will be finalized:

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However, the most common is that the system does not recognize the incoming and outgoing servers, so you will get an error message stating that "The name or password could not be verified" and we will have to enter the parameters manually.

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In this step it is very important to keep in mind that in "Username" we should not put the username as such, but the email address

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We can also select the incoming mail protocol, that is, if we want our account in IMAP or POP3:

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As soon as the account configuration is finished manually, the account creation process will be completed. At this point, we will select which elements we want to configure (mail and notes). Click on Accept and the configuration will be finalized:

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Finally, we should see our account correctly configured:

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During the configuration process, if you have configured the email account with an SSL certificate, a message may appear about the verification of the server's identity. In this case, we accept the message by clicking on "Continue":

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