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How Do I configure Apple Mail 3.x?

Step 1: Enable POP settings in webmail
Note: If you have already enabled POP settings in the webmail, head down to step 2 here.
  1. Go to www.dishmail.net and login.
  2. If taken to the Start Page, click the Mail link in the banner. If taken to webmail directly, proceed.
  3. Select Settings at the top left of the screen.

  4. On the Settings page, select “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” at the top.

  5. In the “POP Download” section, select the radio button for “Enable POP for all mail”

  6. Click the dropdown box next to “When messages are accessed with POP” and pick either Keep, Archive, or Delete. These mean that when the email client downloads email:
    1. Keep keeps the downloaded email in the webmail inbox for later access.
    2. Archive keeps the downloaded email in webmail, but removes them from the webmail inbox. You can access archived email in webmail by selecting “All Mail” from the left selections.
    3. Delete removes the downloaded email from webmail. Those emails will not be available in webmail or for downloading from another client.
  7. Select “Save Changes”

Step 2: Configure the email client

Generic settings for all clients

Account Name: your full Dishmail email address (username@dishmail.net)
Email Address: your full Dishmail email address (username@dishmail.net)
Password: your Dishmail password

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server:
pop.gmail.com
Select option to use SSL
Use port 995

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server:
smtp.gmail.com
Select option to use authentication (for the mail server, not “Secure Password Authentication”)
Select option to use TLS, STARTTLS, or SSL
Use port 587 or port 465 (choose one)

Apple Mail 3.x

  1. Open Apple Mail.
  2. Click Mail and select Preferences...



  3. If this is your first account, you will be taken to the Add Account screen. If not, select the Accounts icon and click the plus sign (+) at the bottom left to add a new account.



  4. On the Add Account screen:
    • Enter your Full Name.
    • Enter your full DISHMail.net Email Address (username@dishmail.net).
    • Enter your DISHMail.net Password.
    • Select Continue.



  5. On the Incoming Mail Server screen:
    • Make sure the Account Type is POP.
    • Enter a Description, such as DISHMail.net.
    • In the Incoming Mail Server field, enter pop.gmail.com.
    • Make sure the User Name is your full DISHMail.net email address (username@dishmail.net).
    • Enter your DISHMail.net Password.
    • Select Continue.



  6. On the Incoming Mail Security screen:
    • Check the box for Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • For the Authentication dropdown, choose Password.
    • Select Continue.



  7. On the Outgoing Mail Server screen:
    • Enter a Description, such as DISHMail.net.
    • In the Outgoing Mail Server field, enter smtp.gmail.com.
    • Select Continue.
    • Note: If Apple Mail skips the screens dealing with outgoing mail servers (SMTP), that's okay. It can be entered later in the setup.



  8. On the Outgoing Mail Security screen:
    • Check the box for Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • For the Authentication dropdown, choose Password.
    • Select Continue.



  9. On the Account Summary screen, check the box for Take account online and select Create.



  10. Next, click on the account that you just set up from the Accounts list on the left, then click the Advanced tab.



  11. Make sure that the Port is set to 995, that Use SSL is checked, and that Authentication is set to Password. Then select the Account Information tab.



  12. From the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) dropdown, select Edit Server List.



  13. Select the entry you created earlier with your Description and with the Server Name of smtp.gmail.com.
    Note: If you do not see it or did not enter it, click the plus sign (+) below the list and enter a Description, and set the Server Name to smtp.gmail.com.

  14. Select the Advanced tab.



  15. On the Advanced screen:
    • For the Server port field, enter 587 or 465 (choose one).
    • Check the box for Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • For the Authentication dropdown, choose Password.
    • Make sure the User Name is your full DISHMail.net Email Address (username@dishmail.net).
    • Enter your DISHMail.net Password.
    • Select OK.



  16. Make sure that the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) is set to the server Description you just created. Then, select the General icon. This will bring up a pop-up window - select Save. Then exit out of the preferences screens.






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