Configure Email Settings Manually on Your MAC — Apple Customer Support

Emails are an important part of various activities a person has to perform in his or her daily routine. It can be associated with official work or personal use. However, sometimes, users are not able to receive or send the mails from the device, not only it hampers their works but also can be irritated with time being. In this article, we are going to provide the procedure of updating manual settings for outgoing and incoming mail servers that will help you to resolve this matter quickly.

Log-in to your account: The very first thing you have to do is sign-in your current email account that you are using on your iPhone/mac/ iPod or other Apple devices. If you do not have email account setup on your MAC, then add an account on your Apple device by completing the credentials such as your full name, an active email id and unique password for your account, then tap on continue, and you are ready to use your email account on any device.

Outgoing mail server: users may not be able to send the emails or content from the other clients when the email settings are automatically updated, so try to manually change the settings of your outgoing mail server by using following steps:

1. Go to mail section: After signing to your mail account, go to the mail option, and click on it. You can see a drop-down will appear on the screen.

2. Select Preferences: click on the preferences option in the drop-down menu, and a pop-up box with the name of account will be opened on your screen. At the very last, you can see outgoing mail server option.

3. SMTP: Next to Outgoing mail server (SMTP — Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), a drop-down box can be seen. Take the cursor on the box and you can read — you can use a different outgoing mail server for each mail account, tap on that dropdown, and select Edit SMTP server list to change the settings manually.

4. Tap on advanced option: choose the Advanced option, and use minus (-) icon to delete the current server and for adding a new server click on plus (+) icon. Advanced tab allows you to set customized settings for ports, SSL, and authentication type.

5. Ports: You can go with the use default port or can put a custom port number. The standard port numbers are 25, 465, and 587.

6. SSL: SSL is Secure Socket Layer, you can use this option for security or encryption.

7. Authentication: Click on Authentication tab to choose an option among Password, NTLM, MD5, or Kerberos.

8. Username and password: use your current or accessible username and a secure password, so complete the apple email settings for the outgoing email server.

Incoming mail server: after adding an account, you can see a pop-up window with the name of incoming mail server. There will be credentials in which you need to provide the information for customized settings procedure.

1. Account Type: Choose the account type from IMAP, POP, or Exchange, as provided by your email provider.

2. Description: Select and put the name that Mail server will use for your account.

3. Incoming mail server: choose a name for the host server. For example imap.mail.me.com

4. Username: Choose the username for your account, it could be your real name or nickname or some random one.

5. Password: Use robust and unique password for your account with a combination of lower and upper case, numeric, or functional keys.

6. SSL: SSL is Secure Socket Layer, you can use this option for security or encryption.

6. Port number: You can go with the use default port or can put a custom port number. The standard port numbers are 143 and 993 for IMAP accounts, and 995 and 110 for POP account types.

7. Authentication: Click on Authentication tab to choose Password, NTLM, MD5, or Kerberos, as shown by your mail provider.

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