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Configuring Apple Mail

Updated Thursday, September 10, 2020


In this short guide, we make a few assumptions:

Add Mail Account

Launch the Mail application on your computer.

From the top menu bar, please select Mail > Add Account…. This will bring up the wizard for configuring a new mail account.

Apple Mail add account

Select the option Other Mail Account… and then Continue.

Apple Mail add account

Now enter the full mailbox email address you have hosted Migadu, along with its password. The name you enter now will be shown next to your email address to your recipients. You can always change it later from the Apple Mail settings. Click on Sign In now.

Apple Mail add account

Apple Mail will attempt to detect settings automatically and will fail to do so. Ignore the red error message. Make sure the Account Type is set to IMAP and server settings are as below.

No ports or security settings are required as Apple Mail will sense the right ones. Click on Sign In now.

Apple Mail add account

The setup is complete now. Apple Mail will now ask you to which apps you want your account linked. The Mail app should obviously be selected. If you choose to use the Notes app with your mailbox, please remember the saved notes will be kept into an own IMAP folder named Notes. Apple Mail will hide this folder from you, while other email clients will not.