How to set up a POP Account in MAC Mail?

MAC Mail might sound a little intimidating for a non-MAC user, but in all actuality setting the email accounts in the email client is very similar to other mail setups like Outlook or Thunderbird. In short, you simply need to go through a few steps:

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  1. You need to have your email accounts created from your Control Panel;
  2. Open MAC Mail and choose File -> Add Account;
  3. Enter your full name, email account and password for it (if you get a certificate message, click on the Connect button to proceed);
  4. The next step is your info for Incoming mails:
    • Account Type = POP
    • Description = can be used as an account alias
    • Incoming Server =
    • Username = Full email address
    • Password = Email password;
  5. On the Outgoing Mail Server you should have:
    • Outgoing Server =
    • Use Authentication = True
    • Username = Full email address
    • Password = Email password;
  6. Review your setting and hit Create…and that’s it. You are now ready to send and receive mails via POP.