Configuring Apple Mail (OSX 10.10 - 10.11)

Quick Overview...
To setup your WebMate mail account in Apple Mail, add the account using the details supplied in your email - filling the onscreen prompts. Remember to included the SMTP outgoing server settings and your full email address.

Detailed Instructions...

Step 1: Select Account
Go to 'Mail' (top left of your screen) then select 'Accounts'

Click the small '+' button on the bottom left of the accounts window.

Choose Other Mail Account.
Step 2: Add Email Information
The first screen simply asks for your Name, the Email Address and your Email Password for that account. Fill these in and click Create.

Mail will then search for mail servers briefly before redirecting you to the Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server settings.

Apple Mail may say Account must be manually configured if it does, click Next.



info icon The details entered into the ’Full name’ box will be used as the from details in any emails sent from this account in Apple Mail.
Step 3: Incoming & Outgoing Server Information
First choose your Account Type POP or IMAP.

info icon POP or IMAP?
  We recommend using Account Type IMAP as this will sync across all of your devices, you'll be able to add this email account to as many devices as you like.
  If you know that you will only accessing this email account through this one computer you can choose POP.


The server settings should be as below.

Incoming Mail Server: mail.webmate.me

Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.webmate.me

Once all details have been carefully entered, click Sign In.

info icon Like in the image shown, it is normal for an error message to pop up saying 'unable to verify account name or password'. Just ensure all the settings are correct and this should allow you to proceed with the setup of your email account.


That's it, you've now set up your email address on Apple Mail.

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