How to set up an IMAP email account in Apple Mail?
Posted by Sinan Esen on 15 June 2015 12:13 PM


First, make sure that you have created an email address in your Control Panel (documentation here) and handle this documentation to understand the mail servers settings.


To create an IMAP mail account in Apple Mail in Yosemite, please follow these easy steps:

1. Open Apple Mail

2. Click on the Mail tab, then click on Add Account...


3. In the openning window, check Add Other Mail Account... then click on Continue


4. Fill out the information as follows then click on Create:

° Full Name: The name that will appear in your sent emails

° Email Address: Your email address (in this documentation, we used a test address)

° Password: Your email address that you set up in your Openhost Control Panel


5. A message will appear to tell you that the account must be configured manually, click on Next


6. Fill out the incoming mail server information as follows:


7. A "Verify Certificate" windows should appear, click on Connect


8. Additional information are requiered, click on Next


9. In the openning window, complete as follow then click on Next:

° Port: 993

° Use SSL: Checked

° Authenfication: Password


10. Fill out your outgoing mail server information:


11. The procedure is now completed, to verify your settings, please follow these instructions:

° Go to the Preferences panel, Accounts tab:


° Verify that your settings accord to the following:


12. Quit the Preferences panel without forgetting to save your changes




To create a mail account in Apple Mail in previous OS, please follow these video tutorials:



1. How to open Apple Mail
2. How to setup a mail account using POP
3. How to setup a mail account using IMAP
4. How to create and manage outgoing mail servers
5. An overview of settings and preferences in Apple Mail
6. How to read and send e-mail messages in Apple Mail
7. How to create and manage signatures in Apple Mail
8. How to subscribe to RSS feeds
9. How to setup rules (filters) in Apple Mail
10. How to import data from other e-mail clients




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