Email Setup in Apple Mail 9.x (OS X 10.11 El Capitan)

This tutorial will show you how to setup your email account in Apple Mail 9.x on OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

 

* Screenshots are for reference only, please read the instructions at each step and do not use the information in the screenshots.

 

First, you will need to determine what your mail server address is. Please open a web browser on your computer and type in webmail.yourdomain.com (replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name) and press enter. For example, if your email address is bob@xyzhealth.com, you would type in webmail.xyzhealth.com. Please do not include http:// or https:// in front of it.

 

You will automatically be redirected to your mail server. Your mail server address is the first portion of the URL, right before /Login.aspx. In this example, the mail server address that we were redirected to is mail5.emailpros.com. Please write down your mail server address, you will need it for the next steps.

 

From the Mail menu, select Preferences

 

Click the Accounts icon

 

Click the + button on the bottom left

 

Select Other Mail Account...
Click Continue

 

1. Name: whatever you enter here will be displayed as the sender's name on outgoing emails.
2. Email Address: enter your full email address
3. Password: enter your email password
Click Create

 

1. User Name: enter your email address again
2. Incoming Mail Server: enter your mail server address
3. Outgoing Mail Server: enter your mail server address again
Click Sign In (It will take approximately 1 minute to setup)

 

Uncheck Notes (this is not a supported feature)
Click Done

 

Select the email account you've just created.

 

Description: give this account a name to identify it (useful if you have multiple email accounts in Apple Mail)

 

Click the Mailbox Behaviors tab
Under Trash, select Never for Permanently erase messages when:

 

Click the Junk Mail icon

 

At this prompt, click Save

 

Uncheck Enable junk mail filtering
Close this window by clicking the red circle on the top left

 

Click Mailboxes

 

Under the folder listing, click on Deleted Items

 

From the Mailbox menu, select Use This Mailbox As, select Trash Mailbox

 

Under the folder listing, click on Junk E-mail

 

From the Mailbox menu, select Use This Mailbox As, select Junk Mailbox

 

Under the folder listing, click on Sent Items

 

From the Mailbox menu, select Use This Mailbox As, select Sent Mailbox

 

By default Apple Mail sorts messages by conversations. If you do not like the way messages are grouped together, you can go to the View menu, and uncheck Organize by Conversation.