MacMail — How to make changes to an existing Mail account

Follow these instructions to perform setting changes to a Mail account you have already set up. 

Editing existing Incoming settings in El Capitan

  1. Open the Apple Mail application by clicking Mail in the top menu bar.
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  2. Select the Preferences option.
    The Accounts page opens:
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  3. Click the @ Accounts option in the top bar.
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  4. Click the Advanced tab in the upper right.
  5. Edit the incoming Port number and enable/disable SSL by selecting/deselecting the Use SSL box, as needed.

Editing pre-existing SMTP (Outgoing) settings in El Capitan

  1. Open the Apple Mail application by clicking Mail in the top menu bar.
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  2. Select the Preferences option.
    The Accounts page opens:
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  3. Click the @ Accounts option in the top bar.
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  4. Select your outgoing mail server from the available options within the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) drop-down list.
    After you select an outgoing mail server, the Account Information page opens:
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  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Edit the incoming SMTP Port number and enable/disable SSL by selecting/deselecting the Use SSL box, as needed.

Sierra

Editing Incoming/Outgoing settings in Sierra

  1. Open the Apple Mail application by clicking Mail in the top menu bar.
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  2. Select the Preferences option.
    The Accounts page opens:
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  3. Click the @ Accounts option in the top bar.
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  4. Click the 'Server Settings'  tab.
  5. Edit the Host Name fields to match your DreamHost mail servername.
  6. To edit the Incoming/Outgoing ports, UN-check 'Automatically manage connection settings'. The 'Port' field and 'Use TLS/SSL' checkbox then appear.

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