How To Setup IMAP and SMTP On Apple Mail?

Like any other email client, you can configure that how to setup IMAP and SMTP on Apple Mail.

how to setup imap and smtp on apple mail
  • Step 1 : Launch your Mac OS.
  • Step 2 : Click the apple icon on the left corner of your screen.
  • Step 3 : Open mail.
  • Step 4 : Click on the Mail tab next to the file option.
  • Step 5 : Click the Add Account.
  • Step 6 : Select Add other mail accounts from the Add Account Prompt and click Continue.
  • Step 7 : The Add email account information dialog box will appear.
  • Step 8 : Enter your Full name, Email address, and account password.
  • Step 9 : Check if your credentials are correct and click Create.
  • Step 10 : Mail will contact the mail server.
  • Step 11 : The email information usually varies with different versions of Mac.
  • Step 12 : Click Additional Steps for older versions if you are using versions released before OSX Sierra.
  • Step 13 : Enter your credentials.
  • Email address: the account you want to set up to your apple email
    Username: re-enter your full email address.
    Password: password for your email account.
    Port: 993
  • Step 14 : Under the account type drop list, choose IMAP.
  • Step 15 : Add the following information.
  • Incoming mail server: (Gmail for example)
    Outgoing mail server: (Gmail for example)
  • Step 16 : Click Sign In.
  • Step 17 : Apple email will ask you to confirm to add additional inbuilt apps to attach your email account.
  • Step 18 : Select mail and click Dones.
  • Step 19 : By using these steps we can configure that how to setup IMAP and SMTP on Apple Mail.


  • Step 1 : It will show you port-based settings.
  • Step 2 : The IMAP server name is
  • Step 3 : The port is: 
  • IMAP: 143 or 993.
    POP: 110 or 995.
  • Step 4 : Enable Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for IMAP and POP.
  • Step 5 : The SMTP server name is (SSL enabled).
  • Port: 587
  • Step 6 : It will require authentication access. Select the password from the authentication drop-down menu.
  • Step 7 : Enter your username and password. Click OK.
  • Step 8 : Follow the above steps on how to setup IMAP and SMTP on Apple mail.


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