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Mac Mail (OS X Yosemite)

Updated Apr 22nd at 18:31 BST

How to set-up email in OS X Yosemite#

This guide takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up a new email account in OS X Yosemite

*Note: This guide defaults to IMAP and SSL

*Note Replace example@example.co.uk with your domain name

Step 1. Launch Mac Mail

Step 2. On the top left side next to the Apple logo click on "Mail" and then "Add Account"

Mac Add Acount

Step 3. After that select the option at the bottom "Other Mail Account"

Mac Othe Mail

Step 4. Fill in the required infromation in the field.

  • Name: This will be then name that will appear in the "From Field"
  • Email Address

*If you've forgotten your password you can reset it in your Control Panel.

Step 5. Click on "Create"

Account Info

Step 6. The message that the "Account must be manually configured" will appear click on "Next".

Yosemite Add Mail 2 1

Step 7. Server Settings

You will need to fill in your server information at this point which you should have either from our Support Agents or visibale on your hosting platform.

  • Account Type: IMAP.
  • Incoming Mail Server: mail3.gridhost.co.uk or your Cpanel Hostname.
  • Username: Your full Email address.
  • Password: Your Email Password.
Yosemite Incoming Server

Step 8. You will be prompted with two "Server Identity" dialogs, please simply click on "Continue" as these can be ignored.

Server Error

Step 9. You will need to fill in your "Outgoing Mail Server Info".

  • Outgoing Mail Server: mail3.gridhost.co.uk or your Cpanel Hostname.
  • Username: Your full Email address.
  • Password: Your Email Password.
Yosemite Outgoing Server

Futher Settings#

There mgith a possability that you are unable to send/recieve messages due to missing Ports in your overall congiruation. This informatio can be added now that the email is present onto "Mac Mail"

Step 10. On the top left of Mac Mail next to the Apple Logo click on "Mail" then click on "Preferences"

Preferences 1

Step 11. Go to the "Accounts" tab and then click on the right on "Account Information"

Account Info2

Step 12. Once there navigate to "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)" drop down menu and click on "Edit SMTP Server List"

Smtp Advanced

Step 13. Select the Email Account that you have added and click on it under the listed SMTP servers then click on "Advanced" and fill in the required information.

  • Port 465 or 587
  • Use SSL is ON
  • Authentication is Password
  • Username Full Email Address
  • Password Password for the Email Address

*If you've forgotten your password you can reset it in your Control Panel.

Step 14. Go back to the "Account Information" screen and then navigate to "Advanced" on the right.

  • Uncheck the option "Automatically detect and maintain account settings"
  • IMAP Path Prefix should be "INBOX"
  • Port 993 IMAP (995 POP3)
  • Use SSL should be ON
  • Authentication is Password
Mac Accounts Advanced

Step 15. Close and Save Settings when prompted and you are done!

Step 16. If you are experiencing any issues with setting up your email address you can always contact us via our Live Chat or call us on our support line. Opening hours are 7AM to 12AM.