Email account setup for MacMail OS X

NOTE: If the email account you are about to set up in MacMail has already been set up in MacMail, you should first remove the existing account before following the instructions below.

 

1. Select Preferences from the Mail menu:

2. Go to the Accounts tab, and click on + icon:

3. Select Add Other Mail Account option:

4. In the Add a Mail Account window, enter your full name, email address and email account password, then click on Create:

5. The application will try to detect the settings automatically. Disregard the result, click on Next:

6. In the Incoming Mail Server screen, select IMAP protocol for Account Type, and enter your account details:

Mail Server: mail.privateemail.com
Username: [your email address]
Password: [your password]

Click on Next once the details are filled:

7. Mac Mail may require specifying additional settings at this point:

IMAP Path Prefix: leave this field empty 
Port: 993 with SSL enabled
Authentication: set to Password 

8. In Outgoing Mail Server window, fill out the details as follows:

SMTP Server: mail.privateemail.com
User Name: [your email address]
Password: [your password]

9. You might be prompted to configure additional settings on this stage. Details are to be as follows:

Port: 465 with SSL enabled
Authentication: set to Password 

10. The last step is to configure Advanced Server Settings. Go to Accounts and select the account. Then, select the Account Information tab and then find the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) section. Click on the Edit SMTP Server List option:

Verify that your settings are as follows:

Automatically detect and maintain account settings: should be switched off 
Port: 465 with SSL enabled
Authentication: set to Password 
Allow insecure authentication: should be switched on
User Name: [your email address]
Password: [your password]

That’s it!