Math IT prefers and supports Thunderbird on Mac for an email client.  Nevertheless, if you want to try Mac Mail, here are some instructions:


 Mavericks 10.9 and Mail 7.3:

If you see a prompt to add an account when you open Apple Mail, skip to step 5:

  • Open the Mail app on your computer.
  • Select the Mail menu at the top, and then Preferences.
  • Open the Accounts section.
  • Click the + button in the bottom corner.
  • Choose Add Other Mail Account. Click Continue
  • Type your name,your full email address (e.g., and your math password. Click Next.
  • It will tell you that the account must be manually configured, Click Next.

Account Type is IMAP.

Mail server:

User Name is your full email address (e.g.

Password is your Math Password

Click Next

 SMTP Server:

  • User Name is your full email address (e.g.
  • Password is your Math Password

Click Create



 Yosemite 10.10 and Mail 8.2:

System preferences, Internet Accounts, Add Other Account…, 

Add a Mail account, Create…, 

Full Name: 

Email Address:

Password: math password



Account must be manually configured, Next

Account Type: IMAP

Mail Server:

User Name:



Outgoing Mail Server Info

SMTP Server:

User Name:

Password: math password



In Internet Accounts, Click on google account just created

Sign in with your


OS X would like to 

View and manage mail, etc.



Open Mail app

Click on Mail, Preferences…


Port: 993, Use SSL is checked/selected

Click on Account Information

Outgoing Mail Server, Select Edit SMTP server list

Select Server

Select Advanced

Port: 587, Use SSL checked

Authentication: Password

User name:

Password: math password


Remove duplicate server, click on server and select -

Select OK

Make sure is selected for outgoing mail server