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Setting Up Your E-mail in Mac OS X

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As a busy email marketing agency London team, we’re no strangers to optimising processes for best practice. So, enjoy our quick guide to getting setup on your Apple device.

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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