Setup OS X 10.5 - 10.6 Mail

The purpose of this page is to describe how to set up a new email account to work with OlympusNet email servers.

  1. You’ll start with a Welcome to Mail dialog. Enter your Full Name, Email Address and Password in the fields indicated. Click Continue.
    Add Account
  2. For the entries in the fields shown in the screenshot below:
    1. Select POP from the Account Type dropdown menu. Advanced users may use IMAP.
    2. For olympus.net email:
      1. Enter your full email address in the User Name field (janedoe@olympus.net)
      2. Enter mail.userservices.net in the Incoming Mail Server field.
    3. For email in your own domain:
      1. Enter your full domain email address in the User Name field (sally@example.com)
      2. Enter mailc11.megamailservers.com in the Incoming Mail Server field. Note: mail.example.com may be used if you have the password for the operating system to get through the Trust Certificate OS X.
  3. Click Continue.

    Incoming Server
  4. Mail may try to confirm your credentials. Click Continue even if it fails.
  5. For Incoming Mail Security, check the checkbox next to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Click Continue. This window may not come up.
    Incoming Security

  6. Set Authentication to Password in the dropdown menu. Click Continue.
  7. In the Outgoing Mail Server dialog box, entering username out is a good option for the Description field, substituting your own email username for username, e.g. janedoe out.
    1. For olympus.net email (janedoe@olympus.net):
      1. Enter mail.userservices.net in the Outgoing server field.
      2. Enter your full email address in the User Name field; enter the password for that account in the password field.
      3. The Use Authentication checkbox must be checked.
    2. For email in your own domain (sally@example.com):
      1. Enter mailc11.megamailservers.com in the Outgoing server field.
      2. The Use Authentication checkbox must be checked.
      3. Enter your full email address in the User Name field; enter the password for that account in the password field.
        Outgoing Server

  8. Click Continue. Mail will try to confirm your credentials. Again, click Continue even if it fails.
  9. Check the checkbox next to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Choose Password from the dropdown menu of options for Authentication. Click Continue.
    Outgoing Security

  10. If you’ve entered your information correctly, you will be presented with a Summary window. Check Take Account Online and click Create.
  11. You will be presented with a dialog box asking if you want to import mailboxes. Unless you have a specific reason, such as newly upgrading on the same machine, you don’t need to do this. Click Done to complete your setup.