CPanel email account setup in MacMail

This tutorial will show you how to set cPanel email account in MacMail OS X Yosemite. We will use test email account nctest@nctest.com.
Check this article to find out what server your account is hosted on.

1. Select Preferences in Mail menu:

2. Go to Accounts tab, and click on + icon:

3. Select Add Other Mail Account option:

4. In Add a Mail Account window enter your full name, email address and email account password, then click on Create:

5. Application will try to detect the settings automatically. Disregard the result, click on Next:

6. In the Incoming Mail Server screen select POP or IMAP protocol for Account Type, and enter your account details:

Mail Server: server your account is hosted on

Username: full email address

Password: password for your email account

Click on Next once the details are filled:

7. Mac Mail may require specifying additional settings at this point:

IMAP Path Prefix: leave this field empty

Port: 993 with SSL enabled or 143 without SSL for IMAP protocol

          995 with SSL enabled or 110 without SSL for POP3 protocol

Authentication: set to Password

8. In Outgoing Mail Server window, fill out the details as follows:

SMTP Server: server your account is hosted on

User Name: full email address

Password: password for your email account

9. You might be prompted to configure additional settings on this stage. Details are to be as follows:

Port: 465 with SSL enabled

         25 or 587 with SSL disabled

Authentication: set to Password

10. One last step is to configure Advanced Server Settings. Go to Accounts and select the account in question. Then select Account Information tab and go to Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) section, click on Edit SMTP Server List option:

Verify that your settings are as follows:

Automatically detect and maintain account settings: should be switched off

Port: 465 with SSL enabled

          25 or 587 with SSL disabled

Authentication: set to Password

Allow insecure authentication: should be switched on

User Name: full email address

Password: password for your email account

or

1. In case you already have some account set up in your Mail – select Preferences in Mail menu (you can use shortcut CMD + , while Mail is opened on the screen):

2. Go to Accounts tab, and click on + icon:

If it is the first time you use Mail, you will see the pop-up where you can add the email account. Select Other Mail Account… option and hit Continue button:

3. In Add a Mail Account window enter your full name, email address and email account password, then click on Sign In:

4. Application will try to detect settings automatically. Disregard the result and fill in these boxes manually. Enter your account details:

Click on Sign In once the details are filled:

5. You may use both Mail and Notes here. Click Done button in order to finish account adding to Mail app:

6. Once you click Done button, you will see the blank window without mailboxes. In order to open the mailboxes tree you need to click on Mailboxes button here:

Now you will find your Inbox and Sent folders in the left sidebar:

7. The next step is to verify that Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server settings are correct. While on Accounts tab of Preferences window click on Server Settings section:

7.1 On the Server Settings tab make sure that Automatically manage connection settings is unchecked at the Incoming Mail Server (POP) section so that you can see the following menu with Port and Authentication fields:

  • Port: 995 for SSL or 110 for TLS
  • Use TLS/SSL: should be enabled
  • Authentication: set to Password

Then open Advanced POP Settings:

Check Allow insecure authentication and click OK:

7.2 On the Server Settings tab make sure that Automatically manage connection settings is unchecked at the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) section so that you can see the following menu with Port and Authentication fields:

  • Port: 465 for SSL, 25 or 587 for TLS
  • Use TLS/SSL: should be enabled
  • Authentication: set to Password

8. Once everything is done, click Save and feel free to start using Mail application on your macOS:

That’s it!

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