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Configuring Mac Mail for CalMail

These instructions asssume that you have never set up Mac Mail to connect to any servers. If you have already set up access to other e-mail accounts in Mac Mail, please see this page on how to add a CalMail account to Mac Mail.

  1. Open Mac Mail
    Click on the Mac Mail icon in your Dock or navigate to Applications in the Finder and double click on the Mail icon.
  2. Enter Account Information
    The new account panel should automatically launch. If it does not, please follow the instructions here.
    • Enter your Full Name
    • Enter your return e-mail address
    • Leave Password field blank for now
    • Click "Continue"
  3. Enter Incoming Server Info
    • Account Type: IMAP
    • Description: CalMail
    • Incoming server:
    • User Name: Your CalMail username
    • Enter your CalMail Password
    • Click "Continue"
  4. Enter Outgoing Server Info
    • Description: calmail
    • Outgoing server:
    • Uncheck "only this server"
    • Check "Use Authentication"
    • User Name: Your CalMail username
    • Enter your CalMail Password
    • Click "Continue"
  5. Take Account Online
    Verify that both Incoming and Outgoing mail servers have SSL: on.
    • Check "Take account online"
    • Click "Create"
  6. Mail Deletion Error

    If you try to delete a CalMail message and you get a "null mailbox" error, you need to make a small change to your Mac Mail configuration. This change is detailed in the following steps. Open Mail Preferences
    Select Preferences... from the File menu. Select CalMail Account
    Click the Accounts icon and select CalMail on the left. Select Mailbox Behaviors
    Set Trash Preference
    Uncheck the box next to "Store deleted messages on the server"

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