Configure Email in Mac Mail (MacOS El Capitan)
- Start the Mail app. The screen will look like this after that
- Select Mail at the menu bar and click Add Account
- On the next window, click on Other Mail Account
- Oceania recommends that you review the Configuration settings for your particular email address in cPanel >> Email Accounts
- Log in to Cpanel and Click *Set Up Mail Client
- This will take you to a screen with the correct settings for you:
- You can enter your own details in the chart below in the Setting Column.
In your Apple device use the above settings as shown in the table below.
Name of setting
|Full Name||Choose your sender name as you would like it to appear in messages that you send. Example: John Appleseed.|
|Email Address||Your email address for this account, such as firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Incoming mail server settings
|These settings are for downloading messages (receiving email) from your email provider’s mail server.|
|Account Type||Choose IMAP*, POP,|
|Description||Choose the name that Mail will use for your account, such as Work, School, Club etc|
|Incoming Mail Server (host name)||The host name of the incoming mail server, such as mail.example.com.|
|User Name||Your user name for this account- your full email address as your user name.|
|Password||The email password you use to sign in to your account.|
|Port||The port number used by the incoming mail server. Use port numbers for incoming mail as 993 for IMAP accounts, and 995 for POP accounts.|
|Use SSL.||It is recommended that the incoming mail server support SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption.|
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) settings
|These settings are for uploading messages (sending email) to your email provider’s mail server.|
|Outgoing mail server (SMTP)||The host name of the outgoing SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server, such as mail.example.com.|
|Port||The port number used by the outgoing mail server. Correct port numbers for outgoing mail are 465, and 587.|
|Use SSL.||It is recommended that that the outgoing mail server support SSL or TLS encryption.|
* IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is best if you check email from multiple devices, because your messages are stored with your email provider until you delete them. As long as your devices can connect to your email service, your mailbox stays the same on each device.
If you use POP (Post Office Protocol) on more than one device, those changes don’t appear on every device, and new messages delivered to one device may not be delivered to your other devices.
- The next screen will present you to type your Name, Email Address, and passwordand click Sign In button to continuePassword Security
A note about passwords
When it comes to passwords, they can only protect your website when they are strong. This means that passwords must adhere to the following criteria.
1. Use twelve digit alpha-numeric combinations- something like: JK,y=y u%TyG3 or similar non-words. Absolutely NEVER use the above “example” password. Update your password in all “Applications” includes and is not limited to:
- email accounts
- any CMS applications you are using like WordPress, Joomla or Soholaunch etc
- Your sub-user accounts in any CMS you have installed and who have password access should also be updated.
2. Have a different and unique password for each application as when hackers can crack one –all other logins with same or even similar passwords will be vulnerable
3. For security everyone is reminded to be careful about who they share their passwords with and how they share the passwords. Using a password in email is NOT at all recommended. Whenever sending a password via email, consider transmitting it as an image instead of via text.
4. Regularly Changed. By periodically updating your passwords, you lessen the chance that a leaked password can be used to gain access to your website.
- On the next window, enter the details as shown on the screenshot below and click Sign In button to continue
- Check Mail app (if not yet checked) and click Done button to finish the process.