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OS X Mail.app (Mac only)

Mail.app comes with all Mac computers.

About shared computers. Mail.app automatically saves the password. Do not use Mail.app on a shared computer. If you absolutely must do it, when you are done you must open the application named Keychain Access and find the biology.utah.edu entries and delete them.

Quick Summary

Add a Mail Account

  • "Full name" - First Last
  • "Email Address" - your current 'From/Reply' address, e.g. firstlast@biology.utah.edu, whatever address correspondents use to reach you now can continue to be used here
  • "Password" - secret

Incoming Mail Server Info

  • "IMAP" or "POP" (Use IMAP unless you have a good reason to use POP)
  • "Mail Server" - biomail.biology.utah.edu
  • "User Name" - the username for connection to your account, possibly a shorter form of your name
  • "Password" - secret

Outgoing Mail Server Info

  • "SMTP Server" - biomail.biology.utah.edu
  • "User Name" - the username for connection to your account, possibly a shorter form of your name
  • "Password" - secret

Note, if you open up Mail.app's preferences there will be additional settings (should be set by default).

  • "Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)" - YES
  • "Authentication" - MD5 Challenge-Response

Step by Step Instructions

There are several ways to add an email account for the default Mail.app application on Mac.

Step 1 - How to get to the settings

First time launching Mail.app

When you open Mail.app for the first time you will see this little dialog box. Choose "Add Other Mail Account..."

Adding a second account using Mail.app

If you've already added an account with Mail.app you need to add another. Click on the menu titled "Mail" and select "Preferences..."

Click on the "Accounts" tab and then press the "+" button on the bottom left of that window. Choose "Add Other Mail Account..."

Step 2 Add a Mail Account

Type your name, email, and password and click "Create".

It will tell you that the account must be manually configured. Click "Next".

Set the Mail server to biomail.biology.utah.edu and choose IMAP or POP (Use IMAP unless you have a good reason to use POP). Click "Next" when you are done.

IMAP

POP

Set the SMTP server to biomail.biology.utah.edu. Click "Create".

Step 3 Verify Certificate

If you see this dialog click "Show Certificate".

Click "Always trust 'biomail.biology.utah.edu' when connecting to 'biomail.biology.utah.edu'".

Enter your user name and password (not an admin user name and password).

Step 4 Test message

Send yourself a message and see if you get it.

You are done. You should get the test message in your Inbox.