Although we may have another, or perhaps several email accounts with external providers such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail etc, Mac OS X Mail is a great feature to activate as it makes customizing and sending a message invaluably easier and faster.
Mac Mail is an in-built emailing tool that is already installed onto your Mac. To make use of all its great handy features we need to create you an account.
1.) The first trick to do is open up your Mac mail. Do this by double clicking on the Mail icon in your dock. If this icon is not showing in your dock then it will be found in your applications folder.
2.) If you have never opened this app before and it is the first time you have run Mail, you will be instantly greeted with a window with empty fields to be manually filled out.
3.) Go ahead and type in your details. Finish off by pressing the glossy ‘Create’ button.
4.) You should now have an up and running personal Mac Mail account!
The creators at Apple are well aware that many of us have existing email accounts with other providers yet wish to take advantage of the cool features this app has to offer. Amazingly Mac OS X allows you to set up a new account and configure it to your existing one.
However in order for this to work your original email provider has to support AutoDiscovery. All leading servers including Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Windows Live Mail, and Exchange 2007 have this.
How to create and configure a Mac mail account…
1.) To add a new Mail account start by clicking on ‘File’ in the toolbar. A drop down menu will then appear. Scroll down and select ‘Add Account…’
2.) A pop up window will now show asking for your: full name, email address and password. Fill in your details.
3.) Next simply press the shiny ‘Create’ button on the bottom right.
4.) Magical Mac mail should now automatically configure the two accounts and you you will now be able to tap out and send your first email.
If you have any problems setting up this account click here for a Apples Mail Setup Assistant.