Configure Apple Mail

  1. If this is the first time you've run Apple Mail, you will be presented with a simple dialog that will allow you to enter all of your details:
    • Email Address: Enter your email address with the @vermontel.net at the end.
    • Incoming Mail Server: Enter pop.vermontel.net
    • Mail Server Type: Select POP.
    • User Account ID: Enter your email address -- this time leave off the @vermontel.net.
    • Password: Enter the password for your email account.
    • Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server: Enter smtp.vermontel.net
      Mail Setup
  2. If you already have an account configured in Mail.app adding your VTel email account is a slightly more involved process, but still a simple one. Open the Preferences for Mail.app by going to the Mail menu and selecting Preferences. The dialog below will open with a list of all the accounts currently configured in Mail.app. Click on Create Account.
    Mail Preferences
  3. There is where you tell Mail.app which servers handle your email.
    • Description: Anything you like, such as VTel Mail.
    • Email Address: Enter your email address with the @vermontel.net at the end.
    • Full Name: Enter your real name or a nick name.
    • Host Name: Enter pop.vermontel.net
    • User Name: Enter your email address -- this time leave off the @vermontel.net.
    • Password: Enter the password for your email account.
    • SMTP Host: Enter smtp.vermontel.net
    • SMTP User: Enter your email address -- this time leave off the @vermontel.net.
    • SMTP Password: Enter the password for your email account.
      Mail Preferences
  4. Click on the Account Options tab. This is where you tell Mail.app how and when to check your email and what to do with the mail it receives. Set the options the same as the picture below.
    Account Options
  5. Click OK.
    Mail Preferences