How to Add Email Accounts to Mac

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To send and receive emails on your Mac, you should add an email account first. In case you haven’t done it before, we are here to help you out. Just follow the how-to guide listed below and your problem will be solved immediately.

  1. Click the Apple Menu.
  2. Select System Preferences – in case you don’t see the main System Preferences menu, press Show All at the top of the window.
  3. Press Internet Accounts.
  4. Click the “+” button – if the button is grayed-out, you should still be able to choose the service from the right frame in the next step.
  5. Select the service you want to add.
  6. Fill in your email address and password.
  7. Check the Mailbox in case it’s not.
  8. Press Done.
  9. Press the Mail application.
  10. Press the Mailbox button.
  11. Press the arrow next to the Inbox to expand it and open your new account to view the mail.

Now the first email account on your Mac should be set successfully. Here is what to do if you want to add more than one accounts:

  1. Press the Safari browser button in your dock – in case your email account is not among the listed options, add it manually.
  2. Go to the Apple Mail service lookup page to look up your email server information https://www.apple.com/support/mail-settings-lookup/
  3. Fill in the email address you want to add.
  4. Press the button Go and the server information for your account will be displayed. Leave this page open as you will need it later on.
  5. Press the Apple Menu.
  6. Select System Preferences and if a submenu shows up, select Show All at the top of the window.
  7. Press Internet Accounts.
  8. Press the “+” button.
  9. Press Other Mail Account.
  10. Click Add a Mail Account.
  11. Fill in your email address and password.
  12. Press Sign In.
  13. Fill in the server information from the mail service lookup page if requested – (use the information from Step 4).
  14. Press Next.
  15. Check the Mail in case it’s not checked.
  16. Press Done.
  17. Press your Mail app in the Dock.
  18. Select Mailbox.
  19. Press the arrow next to Inbox to expand it and click to open your new email account
  20. Then all the messages will show up.

This is how to add email accounts on your Mac. If anything does not work properly, you should contact the Apple support for further assistance.

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