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Software Configuration

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Mail for OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Mail is the email program that comes with Mac OS X. You can configure it to access your Hubris Communications email account by following these instructions.

Manually Setting Up an Account for the First Time

Before you can use Mail to access your email account, you must configure the program with the correct account settings. The first time you run the program, you will be automatically prompted for this information. If you have already setup Mail, you can skip these setup instructions and view the other configuration options below.

  1. Launch Mail.
    1. If the Mail icon is visible in your Dock (the row of icons at the bottom of the screen) click it to launch the program.
    2. If the mail icon is not visible in the dock:
      1. Double-click the Hard Drive icon on the desktop.
      2. Click “Applications” in the left-hand column.
      3. Double-click the Mail icon.
  2. Welcome to Mail
    Full Name
    Type in your name as you would like it to appear when other people receive email from you. In most cases, you will want to type your first and last name. Alternatively, you may wish to use some other name if the email account will be used by more than one person within a family or organization. Examples are:
    • Smith Family
    • ABC Company
    • Community Church
    • etc...
    Email Address
    Enter your full email address in all lowercase letters.
    Password
    Enter your password. This is the same password you use to log onto the service.
    Click “Continue”.
  3. Incoming Mail Server
    Account Type
    This should already be set to "POP."
    Description
    This can be left blank.
    Incoming Mail Server
    Enter your incoming mail server name.
    User Name
    This should be the first part of your email address, leaving off the @-symbol.
    Password
    This should automatically be carried over from the previous window. You don't need to enter anything in this field.
    Click “Continue”.
  4. Verify Certificate
    Verify Certificate
    By default, Mail will attempt to use secure SSL (encryption). You will get a warning that the certificate is invalid. You can either select "Connect" to use SSL, or "Cancel" if you do not wish to use SSL.
  5. Incoming Mail Security
    Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    Check this box if you want to use SSL.
    Authentication
    This should already be set to Password.
    Click “Continue”.
  6. Outgoing Mail Server
    Description
    You can leave this box blank.
    Outgoing Mail Server
    Enter your outgoing mail server name.
    Leave a check in the box that says "Use only this server".
    Use Authentication
    This box should be checked.
    User Name
    This should be the first part of your email address, leaving off the @-symbol.
    Password
    Enter your password. This is the same password you use to log onto the service.
    Click “Continue”.
  7. Account Summary
    Account Summary
    Verify the information is correct.
    Take account online
    This box should be checked.
    Click “Create” to complete the setup process.

Checking Other Settings and Options within Mail

There are other options and settings you may wish to configure for Mail. Some of those options are explained below.

  1. Launch the “Accounts” window:
    1. Within Mail, click the “Mail” menu at the top of the screen.
    2. Click “Preferences” from that menu.
    3. When the dialog box appears, click the “Accounts” icon.
  2. Mail (Panther): Accounts
    Account Type
    This should already be set to "POP."
    Description
    Enter your incoming mail server, or type some other meaningful name for this account.
    Email Address
    Enter your full email address in all lowercase letters.
    Full Name
    Type in your name as you would like it to appear when other people receive email from you. In most cases, you will want to type your first and last name. Alternatively, you may wish to use some other name if the email account will be used by more than one person within a family or organization. Examples are:
    • Smith Family
    • ABC Company
    • Community Church
    • etc...
    Incoming Mail Server
    Enter your incoming mail server name.
    User Name
    Enter the first part of your email address, leaving off the @-symbol
    Password
    Enter your password. This is the same password you use to log onto the service.
    Outgoing Mail Server
    Click the button labeled “Server Settings...”
    Mail (Panther): SMTP Server Options
    Authentication
    Changed this option to “Password.”
    User Name and Password
    Enter your login-id and password just like before.
    Click “OK” to continue.
  3. Close the “Accounts” window. When prompted if you want to save changes, be sure to click “Save.”
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