University of Oregon

Configuring Mac Mail for Mac OS X 10.4


This procedure applies to Mail 2.x, which is available in Mac OS X 10.4.

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. The first page is "Welcome to Mail"; click the Continue button
  2. From the Account Type menu select "IMAP" from the menu
  3. In the Account Description box enter a descriptive name like "UOregon"
  4. In the Full Name box enter your name as you would like it displayed on your email messages
  5. In the Email Address box enter your full UOregon email address (e.g.
  6. Click the Continue button
  7. In the Incoming Mail Server box enter
  8. For User Name enter your Duck ID username
  9. Click the Continue button
  10. Ignore the warning message and click the Continue button
  11. Click the "Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)" check box
  12. From the Authentication menu select "Password"
  13. In the Outgoing Mail Server box enter ""
  14. Click the "Use Authentication" check box
  15. For User Name enter your Duck ID username (the same information as step 8, above)
  16. Click the Continue button
  17. Ignore the warning message and click the Continue button
  18. In the Account Summary page, double-check the Full Name, Email address and User Name information listed there. If any of those details are incorrect, click the Go Back button until you find that information, make corrections, then click the Continue button until you return to this window.
  19. Click the Done button.

To configure SMTP authentication:

  1. From the Mail menu select Preferences...
  2. Click the Accounts button at the top of the window
  3. Click on the account to edit from the list on the left
  4. Locate the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) section and click the Server Settings button
  5. Change the Server port to 587
  6. Click the Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) check box
  7. Change the Authentication menu to Password
  8. In the User Name box enter your Duck ID username
  9. (Optional) In the Password box enter your Duck ID password
  10. Click the OK button

Configuration is complete!

If you have questions please contact the Technology Service Desk.