How to setup IMAP email on Mac Mail

Updated On:
4 June 2019
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Step: 1 

Click on the apple icon located on the top right of the screen

Select System Preferences > Mail, Contacts & Calendars


Step: 2 (Add an Email Account)

Click on “Add Other Account” and several options will appear
Find and click on Mail Account

Type in the name you want to give your email account, your email address and password

Click “Sign In”  

Name: Your Own Name

Email: (Your own email address)

Password: Your own email password

Step: 3 (Account Setup)

Make sure the account type is set as“IMAP”
Click “Sign In” and your Email account will be created

Incoming Mail Server:

Outgoing Mail Server:



Step: 4 (Change Server Setting)

Go to Server Settings

Untick the “Automatically manage connection settings” for the “Port” and “Authentication” to appear

Make sure the Incoming Server Port is set to 993 and Outgoing Server Port is set to 465

Once everything is complete, click “Save” 

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