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How to Configure an IMAP Email Account on a MacBook in the Mail App

Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up your IMAP email account on your MacBook using the Mail app:

Step 1: Open the Mail App

  • Click on the Mail app icon in your MacBook’s Dock or find it in the Applications folder.

Step 2: Add a New Account

  • If this is the first time you’re opening the Mail app, it will prompt you to add an account. Click on “Add Account.”
  • If you’ve already set up an account, go to the Mail menu at the top of the screen and click on “Add Account.”

Step 3: Choose the Account Type

  • In the “Choose a Mail account provider” window, select “Other Mail Account” and click “Continue.”

Step 4: Enter Account Information

  • Fill in the following information:
    • Name: Your full name
    • Email Address: Your email address (e.g., )
    • Password: Your email account password
  • Click “Sign In.”

Step 5: Configure Incoming Mail Server Settings

  • Fill in the following information for the Incoming Mail Server:
    • Account Type: IMAP
    • Mail Server: imap.yourwebsite.co.uk
    • Username: Your email address (e.g., )
    • Password: Your email account password
    • Port: 993

Step 6: Configure Outgoing Mail Server Settings

  • Fill in the following information for the Outgoing Mail Server:
    • SMTP Server: smtp.yourwebsite.co.uk
    • Username: Your email address (e.g., )
    • Password: Your email account password
    • Port: 465
    • Authentication: Check the box for “Use Authentication”
  • Click “Sign In.”

Step 7: Verify and Finish Setup

  • The Mail app will now try to verify your account settings. If everything is correct, click “Done” to finish the setup process.
  • If there are any issues, double-check your settings and make sure you’ve entered the correct information.

Your IMAP email account should now be set up and ready to use in the Mail app on your MacBook.

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