Mac Mail (10.6) setup for MyMail

  1. Start the Mac OSX Mail program by clicking the Stamp icon.
  2. Welcome to Mail will come up on the screen and will ask you to Update your Messages.
  3. Click the Continue button.
  4. An "Update is Complete" notification will appear on the screen.
  5. Click the Done button. Welcome to Mail will come up on the screen again, this time it will prompt you to fill in the following information:

    - Full Name: Type in your full name
    - Email Address: Type in the email address
    - Password: Type in the email password

  1. Click the Continue button.
  2. The Incoming Mail Server window appears.

    - Account Type: IMAP
    - Description: Make this whatever you wish (e.g. Test Smith’s York Email Account)
    - Incoming Mail Server:
    - The Username and Password should already be filled out.

  3. Click the Continue button.
  4. Note: If you wish to use “Microsoft Exchange”, one must use the corresponding  Account Type. For Microsoft Exchange 2007, chose that account type, but for any other version of Microsoft Exchange, use Microsoft Exchange IMAP.
  5. Mail should then check the connection to mail server and follow with your email login. This may take a few minutes.
  6. An Incoming Mail Security window will appear. Ensure that the box is check-marked.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. An Outgoing Mail Server window will appear.

    Enter the following:

    Description: If on campus, enter  “York University”, otherwise enter the name of your internet service provider (‘Rogers’, ‘Symptico’, etc)

    Outgoing Mail Server:  use one of these 2 options:

    a)   If you are using an internet connection at York:In Outgoing Mail Server enter
    Leave all other fields blank and checkbox unchecked.


    b)  If you are using an external ISP such as Rogers, Bell etc then you can contact your ISP for the specific outgoing mail server settings. Note that in some cases York’s server settings may work even if you are using an external ISP (Internet Service Provider).

  9. Click the Continue button.
  10. Once Mail has checked the connection, an account summary will appear.
  11. Click the Create button.
  12. If you wish to double check the settings you may use the screen shots below.

Setting up Sent, Trash, and Junk Folders

  1. In the main Mail window, folders will be displayed on the left panel. The folders can be designated to act as a Sent, Trash, Drafts, or Junk mail folder.
  2. Click, and highlight, the folder that is going to be changed.
  3. On the menu bar at the top of the screen click on Mailbox.
  4. In the menu that appears select Use this Mailbox For and then select Drafts, Sent, Trash, or Junk depending on how the folder will be used.
  5. The folder will disappear and the folder selected to use as the mailbox will appear at the top of the folder list on the left with an icon beside it. For example if a folder was named sent-mail and it was then selected to be re-designated to Use this mailbox for: Sent, the sent-mail folder would disappear and a folder named Sent with a paper airplane icon beside it would appear at the top of the folder listing. All the mail that was in the sent-mail folder will appear now in the Sent folder.

Incorporating York Atlas to automatically complete and search for York e-mail addresses

  1. Launch Mail
  2. Go to Mail | Preferences
  3. In the preferences window select Composing
  4. In the Composing window place a check mark beside Automatically complete addresses and click on the Configure LDAP button.
  5. In the window that appears click on the plus sign +
  6. In the Server Info window that appears enter the following information:

    Name: York Atlas
    Search Base: ou=york atlas, o=york university, c=ca
    Port: 389

    When completed the following window will appear:

  • Click the Save button.
  • Click the Done button.