MacHighway SiteBuilder: Setup Apple's Mail Application to check a POP account

A POP email account is an account that retrieves messages from the server and stores them on your Hard Drive. The advantage to checking emails with POP is that you aren't limited by the space allocated to that email address on the server side, since the messages are removed from the server. The main disadvantage of checking email with POP is that you will only have an archive of your messages and folders on a single computer. If you are checking from multiple computers or devices (such as an iPhone), then you will want to setup your email to check with IMAP. Instructions for that can be found here. To create and check a POP account with Apple's Mail application, follow the below instructions: 

 

1. Login to the cPanel for your hosting package by:

 

  1. Logging into the Client Area at https://customers.machighway.com/
  2. Click on Services > My Services.
  3. Click the View Details button to the right of the SiteBuilder package.
  4. Click the Login to cPanel button

 

2. Click on the Email Accounts module in cPanel.

3. Scroll down the page until you see a list of your existing email addresses. Click the More drop down menu to the right then click the Configure Mail Client link for the email address you want to setup in the Apple Mail client.

4. On the next screen you will see a list of email programs and methods of checking email. Near the bottom of the page you will see Manual Settings specific to this email address. This will have all of the information you need, less your password.

Manual Setup info

 

Note: Please only use the (SSL) Incoming and outgoing server settings listed to the left. The non-SSL settings are not secure and should not be used.



5. Open Apple's Mail application, go to the Mail menu at the top and choose Preferences. From the Preferences pane, select Accounts. At the bottom left of the Accounts section, press the + to add a new account. You will see the following screen:

Apple Mail POP setup

In the Full Name: field, enter your name.

In the Email Address: field, enter the email address that your setting up this account for.

In the Password: field, enter the password you chose for this email account.

Click Continue


6.
The resulting page will look like this:

Apple Mail setup

In the Account Type: drop-down menu, choose POP.

In the Description: field, type your email address.

Under incoming mail server, type servername.machighway.com (replace servername with the actual server your site is on, as listed in the manual settings box in your cPanel.)

In the User Name: field type your email address.

In the Password field type the password you chose for this account.

Click Continue

7. The next screen will look like this:

Apple Mail setup

In the Description: field type servername.machighway.com (replace servername with the actual server your site is on, as listed in the manual settings box in your cPanel.)

In the Outgoing Mail Server: field type servername.machighway.com (replace servername with the actual server your site is on, as listed in the manual settings box in your cPanel.)

Check the box Use only this server

Check the box Use Authentication

In the User Name: field type your email address.

In the Password field type the password you chose for this account.

Click Continue

8. If everything has gone correctly, you should now see a confirmation screen showing you the setup of this account. Click Create.

Congratulations. You've setup Apple's Mail client to check your email account via POP.

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