Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Apple Mail IMAP Configuration

Initial Setup

This document describes how to configure Apple Mail for use with your EECS email account.

If this is the first time you have used Apple Mail, you will be presented with the New Account dialog. If you have previously used Apple Mail or are not presented with the dialog, please select Preferences from the Mail menu. This will let you add a new email account. You can add multiple email accounts in Apple Mail. Make sure to apply all property changes explained here to the account for the department email servers: Other email accounts and Internet service providers (ISPs) will have different server names and different setting requirements.

In the New Account dialog, select IMAP for the Account Type. Account Description can be any name that lets you distinguish between your accounts. Full Name is the name that will be used to send outgoing mail. Email Address should be your EECS username followed by


The next screen allows you to select the mail servers to use with your account. Incoming Mail Server would be User Name is your EECS username, and Password is your EECS password.


On the third screen you will be prompted for outgoing email servers. The outgoing email server should be set to Use Authentication should be checked, and the User Name and Password fields should contain your EECS username and password.


The fourth screen displays a summary of your account information. If you need to correct any mistakes, you can click the Go Back button; otherwise, click Continue and then click Done.


Apple Mail should now connect to your EECS mail account and begin downloading messages and folders. Once your messages have been downloaded, you should see a window similar to the one shown below:


Switching to TLS for IMAP

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