How to configure Mailbox on Mac using Apple Mail?

The article contains info as of Apple Mail version 8.2 on Yosemite (OSX 10.10.2).

Before you start, please, be sure to have your email address and your email password. For more info visit the article Adding mailbox into an email client.

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  • Adding a mailbox into Mac Apple Mail

Open Mail

Open Mail. If you haven't added a new account yet, you'll be taken directly to the Add Account prompt. If you're adding an additional account, or this prompt doesn't otherwise load automatically, you'll need to select Add Account from the Mail menu.


Other Mail Account

From the Add Account prompt, select Add Other Mail Account... and click Continue.


Email Information

Enter your email account information.

  • Full Name: Your name as you would like it to appear.
  • Email Address: Your full email address.
  • Password: The password for your email account.

Click Next



Mail will attempt to contact the mail server. The default search uses autodiscover subdomain - but unless it is already created and an SSL Certificate installed, this will not work. However, don't worry! It's totally normal for this to happen, since our servers do not have autodiscover settings enabled by default.

When an autodiscover setting has been unsuccessful, an "Account must be manually configured" message will appear.

Click the Next button to complete setup manually.



Next, enter your incoming mail server information.

  • Account Type: IMAP;
  • Mail Server:;
  • User Name: Your full email address;
  • Password: The password for your email account.

Click the Next button to proceed. You will be taken to a second screen to confirm additional details.

  • Path Prefix: Leave this area blank;
  • Port: 143;
  • SSL Checkbox: checked;
  • Authentication: Be sure that Password is selected from the dropdown menu.


Next, we'll configure the Outgoing Mail Server.

  • SMTP Server:;
  • User Name: Your full email address or leave the field blank;
  • Password: The password for the email account or leave the field blank.

Click the Create button when you're ready.

Your email account has been created.