University of Oregon

Configuring Mac Mail for Mac OS X 10.9+


This procedure applies to versions Mail 7 & 8, which is available in Mac OS X 10.9 & 10.10.

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. For the mail account type select the last option, "Add Other Mail Account..."
  2. Enter your name as you would like it to appear in your email messages
  3. Enter your UOregon email address
  4. Enter your Duck ID password
  5. Click the Create button
  6. Mail will say the account must be manually configured. Click the Next button 
  7. From the Account Type menu, select IMAP
  8. In the Mail Server box, enter ""
  9. In the User Name box, enter your Duck ID username (which is the first part of your UO email address)
  10. Enter your Duck ID password
  11. Click the Next button
  12. In the Outgoing Mail Server box enter ""
  13. In the User Name box, enter your Duck ID username
  14. Enter your Duck ID password
  15. Click the Create button

Configuration is complete! You should be able to view your inbox as well as all folders created within your webmail account.

Updating Your Password

The University of Oregon requires that everybody change their password every 6 months. Once you change your password via, 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 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.