Setting Up Email in Mac Mail
Once you have set up an email address (or addresses) through Shortgrass Web Development, you can
use Microsoft Outlook Express to check and manage your domain-based email.
Setting Up Mac Mail
It's easy to add email accounts to Mail, which walks you through the process step-by-step.
- Open Mail from the Dock or in the Applications folder.
- From the Mail menu, choose Preferences.
- Click the Accounts button to display the pane.
- To create a new account, click the plus sign (+) button in the bottom-left corner of the window.
- In the resulting dialog, enter your full name, email address, and password in the corresponding fields. Click Continue.
Tip: If you have a .Mac account, Mail checks your account, then displays an account summary; click Continue, then click Done to finish. If you have a different type of account, keep reading.
- Choose the type of account you have (POP, IMAP, or Exchange) from the Account Type pop-up menu. If you're not sure about what type of account you have, consult your Internet Service Provider.
- Enter a name for your account (such as "My Office Account" or "Home Account") in the Description field.
- Type your ISP or email provider's incoming mail server address in the Incoming Mail Server field (it may look something like "mail.domain_name.com").
- Type your account name in the User Name field (the name that appears before the at sign (@) in your email address).
- Type your password in the Password field, then click Continue.
- Follow the directions from your ISP to select the proper authentication preferences. Click Continue.
- Type the outgoing server address for your account in the Outgoing Mail Server field (it may look something like "smtp.domain_name.com").
- Mail checks to verify your information, then displays an account summary. If Mail generates an error message stating it could not contact your mail server(s) you should verify your information is correct before proceeding. Click Continue and then click Done to finish.
Shortgrass Web Development maintains and troubleshoots the websites we develop for our clients, as well as any domain-based email accounts of those websites. We do NOT assume responsibility for upkeep or provide non-billable troubleshooting on our clients' ISPs (Internet Service Providers), ISP-based email accounts (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc), your home or office internet connection, or any other non-domain-based issues outside Shortgrass Web Development's realm of service. Provision of non-domain-based troubleshooting services will be billable at our normal hourly rate.