Mac OS X Mail setup

Open Mail from the Toolbar
Choose Preferences from the Mail menu.
Click the Accounts icon in the Mail Preferences window.
Click Create Account.
Choose the correct account type from the pop-up menu.

Full Name: enter your name as you would like to see displayed in sent e-mails
E-mail Address: enter your full email address
Incoming Mail Server: enter pop3.pacaccess.com
Account Type: Choose either POP or IMAP. If you’re not sure which to choose, see
Choosing between POP3 and IMAP at the end of this article.
User Name: enter your username
Password: enter your password
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): enter smtp.pacaccess.com

2. Hit OK. It will verify your information and ask if you want to import mail from another program. If not, click No.
3. If the window shown above did not appear when opening the application, go to the Mail menu and select Preferences.
4. Click Accounts
5. In the Accounts window, click on the + button in the bottom left hand corner of the window
6. Enter the following information

Account Type: Choose either POP or IMAP. If you’re not sure which to choose, see
Choosing between POP3 and IMAP at the end of this article
Description: enter an arbitrary name for your reference (e.g. My-Email)
E-mail Address: enter your username + @pacaccess.com
Full Name: enter your name as you would like to see displayed in sent e-mails
Incoming Mail Server: enter mail.pacacess.com
User Name: enter your username (usually begins with ‘as’)
Password:
enter your password
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):
enter smtp.pacaccess.edu

7. Close the window (red x in top left corner) and hit the Save button

SMTP Authentication

In order to send correctly you will also need to enable smtp authentication:

1. Under the Mail menu select Preferences
2. Click Accounts
3. Click Server Settings
4. For Authentication select Password
5. Enter your username and password.
6.Click Ok

Choosing between POP3 or IMAP

POP3 (Post Office Protocol) downloads all of your new e-mail messages from the server to your computer, and store them locally. When the download is complete, the messages are deleted off the server by default. If you choose to leave the messages on the server you will need to make sure that you don’t exceed your disk quota.

POP3 is recommended if you’re a heavy email user and will have more mail than you’re specific quota (student 10MB, staff/faculty 20MB). It’s also recommended if you only read your email from one computer.

IMAP (Internet Mail Access Protocol) leaves your messages on the server. You use an email program to ‘view’ your messages on the server. When using IMAP you need to make sure that you do not exceed your disk quota.

This service is excellent if you need access to all of your mail messages from multiple computers.

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