Adding an email account to Mac Mail Client

Load the Mail Client

  • Click on ‘Mail’ and select ‘Preferences’
  • Click the little ‘+’ at the bottom left to ‘Create an Account’
  • Enter the ‘Full Name’, ‘Email Address’ and ‘Email Password’ in the boxes presented
  • Click ‘Continue’ and the mail program will search for mail servers
  • A ‘Cannot verify Identity’ error may appear simply click ‘Connect’ to accept  (we will change this manually later to give a secure connection)

You will now be asked to configure the ‘Incoming Mail Server’ and you should enter the following:

  • Enter a ‘Description’ for this email account (anything relevant) in the Description Box
  • Enter your ‘Server Hostname’ in the Incoming Mail Server Box - server18.bigwetfish.co.uk
  • Enter the ‘Complete Email Address’ as the User Name
  • Enter the ‘Email Account Password’ in the password box
  • Click the ‘Continue’ button
  • A ‘Cannot verify Identity’ error may appear simply click ‘Connect’ to accept

You will now be asked to configure the ‘Outgoing Mail Server’ and you should enter the following:

  • Enter a ‘Description’ for this email account (anything relevant) in the Description Box
  • Enter your ‘Server Hostname’ in the Outgoing Mail Server Box - server18.bigwetfish.co.uk
  • Tick the box to ‘Use only This Server’
  • Tick the box to ‘Use Authentication’
  • Enter the ‘Complete Email Address’ as the User Name
  • Enter the ‘Email Account Password’ in the password box
  • Click the ‘Continue’ button
  • On the screen that now appears make sure you tick the box to ‘Take Account Online’
  • Click the ‘Create’ button to create the email account

We will now check the Ports to make sure we are using the Secure Ports for IMAP

  • Click on ‘Mail’ and select ‘Preferences’
  • Click on the ‘Email Account on the Left Hand Side’ you wish to edit (this is the one you just set up with whatever description you gave it)
  • Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab at the top right of the open window
  • Ensure that Port Number ‘993’ is set for IMAP in the port box
  • Ensure the ‘Use SSL’ box is ticked
  • Ensure the ‘Authentication Type’ is set to ‘Password’

We will now check the Ports to make sure we are using the Secure Ports for SMTP

  • Click on ‘Mail’ and select ‘Preferences’
  • Click on the ‘Email Account on the Left Hand Side’ you wish to edit (this is the one you just set up with whatever description you gave it)
  • Click on the ‘Account Information’ tab at the top right of the open window
  • Select the Dropdown list beside the ‘Outgoing Mail Server SMTP’ text
  • Select ‘Edit SMTP Server List’ from the dropdown list
  • Select the SMTP server to edit and click the ‘Advanced’ Tab
  • Make sure you have the Port set to ‘465’ the SMTP Secure Port
  • Ensure ‘Authentication Type’ is set to ‘Password’
  • Ensure the ‘Use SSL’ box is ticked
  • Ensure the email address is there as the user name and the password is entered

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