University of Oregon

Configuring Mac Mail for Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.8

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This procedure applies to versions Mail 3 through Mail 6, which is available in Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.8.

Open the Mail program to start the setup process. If the New Account process does not start automatically, go to the Mail menu, select "Preferences...", click the Accounts button and then click the "+" button in the lower left of the window.

The steps below will guide you through the New Account process.

  1. Enter your name as you would like it to appear in your email messages
  2. Enter your UOregon email address
  3. Optionally, enter your Duck ID password
  4. Click the Continue button
  5. Mail will attempt to automatically configure itself. This will fail. Click the Cancel button.
  6. Click the Continue button. 
  7. From the Account Type menu, select IMAP
  8. In the Description box, enter a descriptive name, such as "UOregon"
  9. In the Incoming Mail Server box, enter "imap.uoregon.edu"
  10. In the User Name box, enter your Duck ID username (which is also the first part of your UO email address)
  11. Enter your password
  12. Click the Continue button
  13. Click the Continue button a second time
  14. Click the Continue button to accept the settings on the Incoming Mail Security page
  15. In the Description box, enter "UOregon"
  16. In the Outgoing Mail Server box enter "smtp.uoregon.edu"
  17. Click the Use Authentication check box
  18. In the User Name box, enter your Duck ID username
  19. Enter your password
  20. Click the Continue button
  21. Click the Continue button a second time
  22. Click the Continue button to accept the settings on the Outgoing Mail Security page
  23. Click the Create button

Configuration is complete!

Updating Your Password

The University of Oregon requires that everybody change their password every 6 months. Once you change your password via duckid.uoregon.edu, you must manually change the password in Mac Mail.

  1. Open Mac Mail
  2. Click on the Mail header in the upper left corner and select Preferences
  3. Click on the @ symbol that reads Accounts
  4. In the box on the left side of the screen, click on your uoregon.edu account
  5. Under Incoming Mail Server there is a Password section. Enter your new password there.
  6. At the bottom of Account Information, you will see Outgoing Mail Server
  7. In the dropdown box next to Outgoing Mail Server, click the up/down arrows
  8. Select Edit SMTP Server List
  9. Click on Advanced
  10. Go to the Password field and enter your new password
  11. Click OK

Password change is now complete.

If you have questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk.

Video Directions:

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