How to configure Plesk mail in Mac

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you configure Plesk mail in Mac.

Step 1

Open Mail, either from Dock

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or from Spotlight (CMD+Space)

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Step 2

On the Finder bar, click ‘Mail’ and select ‘Accounts’.

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Step 3

Expand ‘Add Other Account’

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Step 4

Select ‘Mail account’

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Step 5

Provide your email login details.

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Step 6

Select the account type (POP or IMAP) and enter the incoming and outgoing mail server names.

If you have doubts on whether POP3 or IMAP suits you best, see our article about general settings.

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Step 7

An invalid certificate warning message will appear, as the Plesk certificate is self-signed. There’s nothing to worry about, as your connection to mail server will still be secure. To avoid seeing this message, you have to accept the certificate. Hit ‘Show Certificate’.

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Step 8

To accept the certificate permanently tick ‘Always trust’ and hit ‘Continue’.

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Step 9

To set up SMTP (outgoing mail) select to ‘Preferences’ from the ‘Mail’ menu.

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Step 10

Expand SMTP and choose ‘Edit SMTP Server List’ from the drop down menu:

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Step 11

Go to the ‘Advanced’ tab, set Authentication to “Password” and enter your login details.

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