The following Mac Mail email setup guide explains the process of creating an email account on your Apple computer thats running OSX 10.7 (Lion) using Mac Mail. To find out what version of OSX you have click on the Apple icon top left of screen and then click ‘About this Mac’.

Make sure the email account has already been created in ‘Cloud Zone Control Panel’ before starting this guide. Follow the ‘Creating an Email Account’ setup guide and then return here when the new account(s) have been created.

In several places the term ‘yourdomain.co.nz’ is used, replace with your own purchased domain.
For example, Cloud Zone email accounts use ‘cloudzone.co.nz’.

Cloud Zone email accounts can be used in POP or IMAP configuration. For quick reference use the settings below when entering in the custom port numbers.

POP3
Incoming server port number: 110
Outgoing server port number: 26

IMAP
Incoming server port number: 143
Outgoing server port number: 25

Step 1

Open the Mac Mail App - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide - Apple OSX10.7

Open the Mail App. If you don’t have any existing accounts skip to Step 3. If you have existing accounts, select ‘Mail’ then ‘Preferences’ from the top left menu bar.

Step 2

Email Accounts Tab - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

Now click on the ‘Accounts’ tab. At the bottom left of window click the ‘+’ icon to create a new account.

Step 3

Enter Email Account details - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

Enter in your email account details, complete the Name, Email, and Password fields, and then click ‘Continue’

Step 4

Select account type IMAP or POP - Apple OSX10.7 Mac Mail Email Setup Guide

Select the ‘Account Type’, and fill out the optional ‘Description’ field.
Add Incoming Mail Server Details: Hostname (mail.yourdomain.co.nz), Username (your email address) and your Password, and then click ‘Continue’

Step 5

Deselect use SSL - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

Make sure ‘Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)’ is not selected, and the Authentication type is set to ‘Password’, and then click ‘Continue’

Step 6

Outgoing mail server details - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

Fill out the optional ‘Description’ field.
Add Outgoing Mail Server : ‘mail.yourdomain.co.nz’. Select ‘Use Authentication’ and enter in the Username (your email address) and your Password, and then click ‘Continue’

Step 7

Deselect use SSL - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

Make sure ‘Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)’ is not selected, and the Authentication type is set to ‘Password’, and then click ‘Continue’

Step 8

New email account summary - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

The Account Summary allows you to check your details, select ‘Take account online’, then click ‘Create’

Step 9

Go to Advanced tab - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

After the new email account has been created you should be on the ‘Account Information’ tab, click the ‘Advanced’ tab

Step 10

Change incoming server port - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

Under the ‘Advanced’ tab make sure the Port number is ‘110’. Then click on the ‘Account Information’ tab

Step 11

Edit SMTP Server list - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

Under the ‘Account Information’ tab, click the  drop-down menu next to ‘Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)’ and click ‘Edit SMTP Server List’. Then select the new server you’ve just created

Step 12

Set custom port number for outgoing mail server - Mac Mail Email Setup Guide Apple OSX10.7

Click the ‘Advanced’ tab, select the ‘Use custom port’ option and enter ’26’. Click ‘OK’ and then close the Preferences window. Your new email account should now be active.