Mail User Guide
When an email account is offline, a lightning bolt icon appears at the end of the Favorites bar, just below the search field. The icon also appears next to the account’s mailboxes in the Mail sidebar.
In the Mail app on your Mac, do one of the following:
In the Mail app on your Mac, do one of the following. Take all accounts online: Click the lightning bolt icon or choose Mailbox Take All Accounts Online. Take a specific account online (if you have more than one account): Click the lightning bolt icon next to the account’s mailbox, or choose Mailbox Online Status Take account Online. Change Server Settings in Mail on Mac. Use Server Settings preferences in Mail to change options for an account’s incoming and outgoing (SMTP) mail servers. This option is available only for POP and IMAP accounts. Advanced IMAP or Exchange Settings. Set up POP or IMAP on Mac OS X. If you just want to manage your Exchange email on the Mac, you can also set up POP or IMAP access to your account. Open Mail, and then do one of the following: If you've never used Mail to set up an email account, the Welcome to Mail page opens. Getting Started. If you haven’t already, start Apple Mail by using the Dock or the Applications folder on your computer. Click Mail and then Preferences from the main menu of Apple Mail. This will bring up a preferences screen where you should then select the Accounts tab. Near the bottom of the screen there are + and – buttons, click on + to add a new account.
Take all accounts online: Click the lightning bolt icon or choose Mailbox > Take All Accounts Online.
Take a specific account online (if you have more than one account): Click the lightning bolt icon next to the account’s mailbox, or choose Mailbox > Online Status > Take [account] Online.
If you can’t take an account online, make sure you’re connected to the internet. If a warning icon appears next to the account name, click it to open Connection Doctor. Learn more about using Connection Doctor.
See Full List On Support.microsoft.com
Some mailbox names can appear dimmed if you don’t have permission to access them, such as public mailboxes on a mail server.
Do you need these mail server settings?
You can use the mail server settings in this article to manually set up your email app to send and receive email with an iCloud email account. However, you shouldn't need to do that if you meet iCloud system requirements and can use any of these setup methods:
- Use iCloud Preferences on your Mac in OS X Lion 10.7.4 or later.
- Use iCloud for Windows on your PC in Microsoft Windows with Outlook 2010 through Outlook 2016. Set up two-factor authentication and, if needed, generate an app-specific password* to use for iCloud Mail.
- Use iCloud settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 7 or later.
Mail server settings
Refer to your email app's documentation for information about how to use these settings. iCloud Mail uses the IMAP and SMTP standards supported by most modern email apps. iCloud does not support POP. If you set up an account using iCloud System Preferences or macOS Mail in 10.7.4 or later, you won't see these settings because they're automatically configured.
IMAP information for the incoming mail server
- Server name: imap.mail.me.com
- SSL Required: Yes
If you see an error message when using SSL, try using TLS instead.
- Port: 993
- Username: This is usually the name part of your iCloud email address (for example, emilyparker, not [email protected]). If your email client can't connect to iCloud using just the name part of your iCloud email address, try using the full address.
- Password: Generate an app-specific password.
IMAP Account Basic Settings - Outlook For Mac
SMTP information for the outgoing mail server
Advanced IMAP Account Settings For Outlook For Mac ...
- Server name: smtp.mail.me.com
- SSL Required: Yes
If you see an error message when using SSL, try using TLS or STARTTLS instead.
- Port: 587
- SMTP Authentication Required: Yes
- Username: Your full iCloud email address (for example, [email protected], not emilyparker)
- Password: Use the app-specific password that you generated when you set up the incoming mail server.
Imap Hotmail Mac Os
* You only need to use an app-specific password if you’re manually setting up mail with your iCloud account in Windows, if you use Mac OS X Mail (10.7.4 and earlier), or if you use any other third-party mail client.