Setting Up Your E-mail in Mac OS X

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Mac OS X

  1. You will be prompted for some general information about your email. 
  2. Upon opening Mail for the first time, you will be prompted to configure it to retrieve your email.
    • Enter your full name in the “Full Name” field.
    • Enter your Sonic.net email address in the “Email Address” field.
    • Enter the password for your Sonic.net account in the “Password” field.
    • For more detailed information about each of these fields, click on the “?” button in the lower-left corner of this window.
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  3. You will be prompted for information regarding the retrieval of new mail.
    • Select POP as your Account Type
    • Enter whatever you would like to for Description.
    • Enter pop.sonic.net in the Incoming Mail Server field.
    • Enter your Sonic.net login name in the User Name field. Note that for this purpose, your login name should be in lower-case.
    • Enter the password associated with your Sonic.net account in the Password field. Note that Sonic.net’s mail servers are case-sensitive.
    • For more detailed information about each of these fields, click on the “?” button in the lower-left corner of this window.
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  4. Sonic.net recommends the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) when available.
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  5. You will be prompted for information regarding the sending of outbound mail.
    • Enter mail.sonic.net in the Outgoing Mail Server field.
    • Check the box labeled Use Authentiation.
    • Enter your Sonic.net login name in the User Name field. Note that for this purpose, your login name should be in lower-case
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  6. Again, Sonic.net recommends the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) when available.
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  7. You will be prompted to confirm your mail server settings. Please double-check the following values:
    • Incoming Mail Server should display pop.sonic.net, with SSL on.
    • Outgoing Mail Server should display mail.sonic.net, with SSL on.
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