Mail for Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan)

Note

WebFaction supports IMAP and POP mail protocols, but IMAP is recommended. By default, IMAP leaves messages stored on the mail server, allowing you to access your mail from different computers and devices, while POP typically does not. If you still want to configure your email client to use POP, please see Configuring Other Mail Clients for details.

To set up a WebFaction-hosted mailbox with Mail for Mac OS 10.9 (El Capitan):

  1. Start the Mail application.

  2. Click Mail ‣ Preferences…. Mail’s preferences window appears.

  3. Click Accounts. The list of mail accounts appears.

  4. Click the + (plus) button. The Choose a Mail account provider dialog appears.

  5. Click to select Add Other Mail Account….

  6. Click Continue.

  7. In the Name field, enter your name as you would like it to appear to recipients of your messages.

  8. In the Email Address field, enter your email address.

  9. In the Password field, enter your mailbox password.

  10. Click the Sign In button. A message, Unable to verify account name or password, and additional fields appear.

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  11. In the User Name field, enter your mailbox name.

  12. In the Account Type menu, click to select IMAP.

  13. In the Incoming Mail Server field, enter mail.webfaction.com.

  14. In the Outgoing Mail Server field, enter smtp.webfaction.com.

  15. Click the Sign In button. A Select the apps you want to use with this account menu appears.

  16. Click to select Mail.

  17. Click the Done button. An Account Information window appears.

  18. In the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) menu, click to select Edit SMTP Server List. An Account Information window appears.

  19. Click the Advanced tab. Additional options appear.

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  20. In the Port field, enter 587.

  21. Click to select Use SSL.

  22. In the Authentication menu, click to select Password.

  23. In the User Name field, enter your mailbox name.

  24. Click the OK button.

The account is now configured.