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This article contains instructions on how to set up a Louisiana Tech University email account with Mac Mail.

SET UP LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY WEBMAIL ACCOUNT WITH MAC MAIL APPLICATION

 

 **Note that the following instructions coincide specifically with MAC OS X 10.6.8. The email setup process may differ slightly if you have an older or newer Mac OS.

 

STEP 1: Open Mac Mail

 

NOTE: If you do NOT already have an email account configured with Mac Mail, skip to step 3.

 

STEP 2:  

In the top left corner of the screen, click Mail > Preferences. Click the Accounts tab at the top of the window. The following window should appear.  

 

Under the Accounts tab, click the + to create a new account. 

 

STEP 3:

Enter your name, FULL email address, and email password in the following window, then click Continue.

 

STEP 4:

Choose IMAP for the account type

Enter LaTech under description

Enter mail.latech.edu for the incoming mail server

Enter your email username and password. Remember do NOT include '@latech.edu' for the username!

The window should look like this: 

Click Continue.

 

If a window appears that looks like the screenshot below, ensure that Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is checked and Password is selected in the Authentication list. 

 

STEP 5:  

Enter LaTech under Description

Enter smtp.latech.edu under Outgoing mail server. Ensure the Use only this server box is unchecked.

Check the Use Authentication box and enter your username and password.

Click Continue

 

STEP 6: 

Ensure that the account description and server information match the following image.

Check the Take Account Online box. 

Click Create.

 

STEP 7:

After creating a new account, click Mail > Preferences and click on the Accounts tab. 

Drop down the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) and select Edit SMTP Server List...

 

 

STEP 8:

Under the Advanced Tab:

Select Use Custom Port and type in 587.

Check the box next to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Enter your username and password

Click Ok, exit out of the preferences window, and click Get Mail.  

 

 
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