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Apple Mail Setup (OS X 10.9 - 10.11)

Instructions for setting up Apple Mail on OS X 10.9 to 10.11

First Time Setup

1. Open Apple Mail. The Apple Mail icon should be located in the Dock or can be found in Finder > Applications.

Apple Mail icon

2. A window will popup with several options for email clients. Choose "Add Other Mail Account...".

Add mail account

3. In the next window, Apple Mail will ask for more information.

  • Enter your Rice email address ( or in the Email Address field.
  • Enter your Netid (abc1) in the User Name field.
  • Enter your Netid password in the Password field. (Note: The window will expand after entering your netid password)
  • Select IMAP for the Account Type.
  • Enter for Incoming Mail Server
  • Enter for Outgoing Mail Server

Click Sign In

Mail Account Information

4. Click Done.


5. The account window will popup. Click the Accounts tab. Click Advanced button to update the IMAP port number. Change the Port to 993.



6. To edit the SMTP port number, click the drop down menu arrow for Outgoing Mail Server. Select Edit SMTP Server List...Be sure to select the Rice SMTP server. Click Advanced button. Change the Port to 465. Click OK.



Keywords:Apple, Mail Client, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, Apple Mail   Doc ID:70893
Owner:Cynthia S.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-02-21 16:44 CDTUpdated:2021-02-22 11:22 CDT
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