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Setting up Mail on Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5.

Setting up Mail on Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5.

Step 1 – Find your email server

  • outgoing – mail.yourdomain.com
  • incoming – mail.yourdomain.com

In the examples above just replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name.

When you set up the first e-mail address under a domain (that is configured to be hosted with us) our system automatically creates the necessary hostnames and MX records that are required to process e-mail for that domain.

Note: If mail.yourdomain.com does not work, an alternative is to use servername.mail.dreamhost.com. You can always check what your mail service is by going to your panel and clicking on Account Status in the upper right-hand corner. Be aware that if you use servername.mail.dreamhost.com rather than mail.yourdomain.com, if your mail server is changed, your mail will break until you change the server name.

Step 2 – Setting up a new account in Mail

Now setup the mail account in Mail.

Open Mail, go to the menu and select File -> Add Account…

  • This will open the account creation assistant.
  • add account

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Account Description: Some unique description for the account – can be the email address
  • Full Name: Your full name
  • Email Address: Your dreamhost email address
  • Click Continue

    new account

  • Incoming Mail Server: servername.mail.dreamhost.com, where servername is the server name you found in Step 1.
  • User Name: Your dreamhost email address
  • Password: Your dreamhost email password
  • Click Continue

    credentials

  • Outgoing Mail Server: servername.mail.dreamhost.com
  • Use Authentication: Yes
  • User Name: Your dreamhost email address
  • Password: Your dreamhost email password
  • Click Continue

    Review the account settings you have selected.

    Review the account settings you have selected.

    Click Continue

    conclusion

    Import mail if desired.

    Click Done

Courtesy DreamhostWiki

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