Setup New Email Account - OS X 10.10-12.x

by Inka Luoma last modified May 10, 2017 11:36 AM
  1. The purpose of this page is to describe how to set up a new email account to work with OlympusNet email servers.
  2. If email fails after the account has been created, see the 15 minute video Troubleshoot Email Settings Video Walkthrough - OS X.
  3. Click on the Apple Menu and select System Preferences.
  4. In the 3rd row of icons, click on Internet Accounts.
  5. At the bottom of a long list of possible account types, click on Add Other Account.
  6. Look through the list and select Mail Account.
  7. Fill in your name as you wish it to appear to others, your email address and your email password, then click Sign In.
  8. On the next dialogue box, as long as your email address is complete in the Email Address field, you need not fill in the User Name. Select POP, unless you are familiar with IMAP and prefer to use it. Fill in the Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server fields with:
    a. for addresses, or
    b., for addresses like, if you have a domain.
    "Unable to verify account name of password" is always shown and seems to mean nothing - ignore it. Click Sign In, and the account will verify and then be ready to go if no typos were made.


See how to modify an already established account for troubleshooting or changing a password:
As of OS X 10.12 locations for modify settings are slightly different.

Modify Email Settings in Existing Account - OS X 10.12

Modify Settings in Existing Account - OS X 10.10-10.11.x