cPanel email account setup in MacMail OS X Yosemite

This lesson will show you how to set cPanel email account in MacMail OS X Yosemite.

  1. In the top menu bar, select Mail > Preferences.
  2. Go to the Accounts tab, and click on the + icon.
  3. Select the 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. Application will try to detect the settings automatically. Disregard the result, click on Next.
  6. In the Incoming Mail Server screen, select POP or IMAP protocol for Account Type, and enter your account details:

    Mail Server: server your account is hosted on (e.g. mail.domain.com)
    Username: full email address (e.g. user@example.com)
    Password: password for your email accountClick 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) for IMAP protocol
    995 (with SSL enabled) for POP3 protocol
    Authentication: set to Password

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

    SMTP Server: server your account is hosted on (e.g. mail.domain.com)
    User Name: full email address (e.g. user@example.com)
    Password: password for your email account

  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. Configure Advanced Server Settings. Go to Accounts and select the account in question. Then select the Account Information tab and go to 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: full email address
    Password: password for your email account

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Updated on February 21, 2022

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