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This guide will demonstrate how to configure Mac Mail using IMAP. If you have Snow Leopard, consider setting up Mac Mail using Exchange instead for additional features and quicker setup using autodiscover.



  • Note: These demonstration videos were shot using test accounts on the domain. You will only use your UGA email address (e.g. in the fields that ask for username or email address.




  1. Open Mac Mail from your applications folder or launcher.
  2. In the menu bar, click on Mail and then Preferences.
  3. Click on the Accounts tab.
  4. Click on the + button at the bottom left corner of the preferences window.
  5. For Your Name, enter your full name.
  6. In the Email Address field, enter your full UGA email address (
  7. Your MyID password should be entered under Password. Click Continue.
  8. In the Account Type pulldown menu, choose IMAP. For description, enter a personal name for this account (e.g. My UGAMail).
  9. For Incoming Mail Server, type in:
  10. Under Username, enter your full UGA email address once again, and your MyID password under Password. Click continue, and Mail will verify the connection settings.
  11. In the Outgoing Mail Server window, enter another personal name for this account (e.g. UGAMail Send Mail)
  12. For Outgoing Server, type in:
    • If you want to send using this server for all of your accounts, place a checkmark next to Use Only This Server.
  13. Place a check next to Use Authentication, and click Continue.
  14. Finally, click on Create to complete the account setup. Close out any account settings windows still open, and your mail will begin downloading.

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