To Set up an Email Account or Change Password on MAC OS X Email Client.



Text Mac Mail Setup Instructions


1. Open Mail. If you haven't added a new account yet, you'll be taken directly to the Add Account prompt. If you're adding an additional account, or this prompt doesn't otherwise load automatically, you'll need to select Add Account from the Mail menu.


2.  From the Add Account prompt, select Add Other Mail Account... and click Continue.


3. Enter your email account information.

Full Name: Your name as you would like it to appear.

Email Address: Your full email address.

Password: The password for your email account. 


4. Mail will attempt to contact the mail server. The default search uses "autodiscover.example.com" -- unless you have this subdomain already created and an SSL Certificate installed, this will not work. However, don't worry! It's totally normal for this to happen, since MontanaSky's servers do not have autodiscover settings by default.  When an autodiscover setting has been unsuccessful, an "Account must be manually configured" message will appear. Click the Next button to complete setup manually.


5. Next, enter your incoming mail server information.

Account Type: We strongly recommend connecting via IMAP. To learn more, please see Using Email: How IMAP works.

Mail Server:Use mail.montanasky.net

User Name: Your full email address.

Password: The password for your email account.


6. Click the Next button to proceed. You will be taken to a second screen to confirm additional details. 

Path Prefix: Leave this area blank.

Port: You will want to connect using the correct port based on the settings you have selected.

IMAP: 993because you are using SSL.

POP:  995 because you are using SSL.

SSL Checkbox: Check this box if you wish to connect using SSL encryption. Note that you will also need to use an SSL port (above) if you select this option.

Authentication: Be sure that Password is selected from the dropdown menu.


7. Next, we'll configure the Outgoing Mail Server. 

SMTP Server:Use mail.montanasky.net

User Name: Your full email address.

Password: The password you assigned to the email account.


8. Click the Create button when you're ready.


9. Your email account has been created, but you'll want to verify a few steps before you get started. Select "Preferences" from the Mail menu, and click on the "Accounts" tab from the Preferences window.


10. Select your new account from the left hand column. 


11. Click the "Advanced" tab and uncheck the box to "Automatically detect and maintain account settings."


12. Navigate back to the "Account Information" tab. This time, select Edit SMTP Server List... from the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) drop-down menu. 


13. You will be taken to the SMTP server list. Click the Advanced tab and verify the following settings:

Be sure the box to "Automatically detect and maintain account settings" is not checked!

Enter your desired outgoing mail port 465 because SSL is enabled.

Select "Password" from the Authentication drop-down menu, and make sure the "Allow insecure authentication" box IS checked. If you don't see this option, you may need to update Apple Mail or Sierra to the newest version.