Adding a New Account to Apple Mail 1.2.5

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This page contains instructions for an old version of the Mac OS X "Mail" program that is not included with new Mac computers. Unless you have an older Mac with Mail version 1.2.5, you probably want to read the "Apple Mail" page instead.

Before you continue, you should enter your email address (the address you want to set up in Mail) in the box above. Entering your email address makes sure that the instructions below are correct.

Follow the instructions below to add an additional account to the Mac OS X Mail program.

1. Open the Mail program.

If the Mail program isn't already running, open it now.

2. Open the Preferences.

Using the menu bar at the top of the screen, click Mail, then Preferences.

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3. The Accounts window opens.

Click the Add Account button to create a new account.

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4. The Account Details window opens.

You'll be entering the following settings into the window:

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  • Change the "Account Type" to POP.
  • You can enter address@example.com for the "Description", or any other text of your choice. The description just allows you to identify your different email accounts.
  • Type your email address into the box marked "Email Address". The address must be the email address of the POP mailbox you created in your account management control panel.
  • "Full Name" is the name that other people will see when you send them email. It should usually be your real name, such as John Smith or Joan of Arc.
  • Enter mail.tigertech.net as the "Incoming Mail Server" name.
  • Type your email address again as your "User Name". (The user name must be all lowercase).
  • Use your email password which you chose when you created this email address. (This password may be different from your master account password.)

Continue to the next step to create a new Outgoing Mail Server.

5. Add a new Outgoing Mail Server.

Choose Add Server from the Outgoing Mail Server menu.

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6. The SMTP Server Options window appears.

Change the window settings to look like this:

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  • Enter mail.tigertech.net as the Outgoing Mail Server name.
  • Change the "Server port" from 25 to 587. This makes sure that your ISP will not block connections to our mail server.
  • Check the Use Secure Sockets Layer checkbox. This makes sure that outgoing mail connections to our server are encrypted for your security and privacy.
  • Choose Password from the "Authentication" menu.
  • Type your email address again as your "User Name". (The user name must be all lowercase).
  • Use your email password which you chose for this email account. (This password may be different from your master account password.)

When finished, click OK to close the SMTP Server Options window.

7. Click the Advanced tab.

In the advanced window, check the Use SSL checkbox.

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The "Port" number will automatically change from 110 to 995. This is correct; you should leave it as 995.

Turning on the Use SSL checkbox makes sure that your connections are encrypted for security and privacy when you check for incoming mail.

8. Close the Account Details and Accounts windows.

Click OK to close the Account Details window, then click the red close icon in the top left of the Accounts window.

Setup is complete

You're finished! Try sending yourself a test email message to make sure it works.