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How to set up Mail.app on Mac OS X

The instructions and screenshots in this setup guide are for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) . Previous versions of OS X are very similar, but may require more details to be entered manually. If you are using an older version of Mac OS X, you can find the information you might be asked for on our server names and ports page.

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  1. Open Mail.app. If you do not already have any accounts set up, it will prompt you to set up a new account. Otherwise, go to Mail → Preferences and select the Accounts tab. Click the + at the lower left of the screen. Select Add Other Mail Account…

  2. Fill in your name, email address and password and click Create:

    • Full Name: The name people will see on the email you send.
    • Email Address: Your full NCN.NET username, including the domain.
    • Password: Your NCN.NET password.

  3. Select IMAP and fill in the mail server, user name and password and click next:

    • Account Type: IMAP
    • Mail Server: mail.ncn.net
    • User Name: Your full NCN.NET username, including the domain.
    • Password: Your NCN.NET password.

  4. Leave this screen at the default settings and click next:

    • Path Prefix:
    • Port: 143
    • Use SSL: Yes
    • Authentication: Password

  5. Fill in the SMTP server, user name and password and click create:

    • SMTP Server: mail.ncn.net
    • User Name: Your full NCN.NET username, including the domain.
    • Password: Your NCN.NET password.

  6. Leave this screen at the default settings:

    • Port: 587
    • Use SSL: Yes
    • Authentication: Password

  7. Click the Create button. The account will be created and Mail.app will start syncing your mail.