Email Setup - OS X 10.5-10.6

by tciil — last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:45 PM
  1. The purpose of this page is to describe how to set up a new email account to work with OlympusNet email servers.
  2. You'll start with a Welcome to Mail dialog. Enter your Full Name, Email Address and Password in the fields indicated. Click Continue.
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  3. For the entries in the fields shown in the screenshot below:
    • Select POP from the Account Type drop-down menu. Advanced users may use IMAP.
    • If If you have more than one OlympusNet account, your username or full email address might be best to tell one account from another.
    1. Entry for the Incoming Mail Server
    a. For olympus.net email (janedoe@olympus.net)
    • Enter your full email address in the User Name field
      (janedoe@olympus.net or sally@example.com)
    • Enter mail.userservices.net in the Incoming Mail Server field.
    b. For email in your own domain (sally@example.com):
    • Enter your full domain email address in the User Name field
      (sally@example.com)
    • Enter mailc11.megamailservers.com in the Incoming Mail Server field
      (mail.example.com may be used if you have the password for the operating system to get through the OS X - Trust Certificate 
  4.  Click Continue.
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  5. Mail may try to confirm your credentials. Click Continue even if it fails.
  6. For Incoming Mail Security, check the checkbox next to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Click Continue. This window may not come up.
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  7. Set incoming Authentication to Password if the option is displayed. Click Continue.
  8. In the Outgoing Mail Server dialog box, entering username out is a good option for the Description field, substituting your own email username for "username".
  9. Entries for Outgoing Mail Server.
    1. For olympus.net email (janedoe@olympus.net)
      • Enter mail.userservices.net in the Outgoing server field.
      • Enter your full email address in the User Name field; enter password for that account in the password field
      • Use Authentication must be check marked
    2. For email in your own domain (sally@example.com):
      • Enter mailc11.megamailservers.com in the Outgoing server field.
      • Use Authentication must be check marked
      • Enter your full email address in the User Name field; enter password for that account in the password field
        mac10.5OutgoingWizard.jpg
  10. Click Continue. Mail will try to confirm your credentials. Again, click Continue even if it fails.
  11. Check the check box next to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Choose Password from the drop-down menu of options for Authentication. Click Continue.
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  12. If you've entered your information correctly, you will be presented with a Summary window. Check Take Account Online and click Create.
  13. You will be presented with a dialog box asking if you want to import mailboxes. Unless you have a specific reason (such as newly upgrading on the same machine), you don't need to do this. Click Done to complete your setup.

To update your email settings in an already-established account, for example, to retype the email password in the settings after a password change, see Modify Email Settings in Existing Account - Mail OS X 10.5-10.9