Mac OS Email

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Mac OS Email

Apple Mail

Exchange "native" access through Outlook Web Access

  1. Go to Mail -> Preferences
  2. Go to the Accounts pane
  3. Click +
  4. Enter your full name, email address in the form Enter your password if you want it to be stored in the Mac's Keychain - Continue
  5. Change account type to Exchange, give it a description (I called it Exchange); Incoming Mail Server is; enter your username and password; Outlook Web Access Server is - Continue
  6. Enter a description for the Outgoing Mail Server. I called it "Exchange". Enter for the Outgoing Mail Server. Uncheck "Use only this server"; - Continue
  7. Click Create. Mail complains about being unable to send. Just cancel the test.
  8. Back on the Accounts pane, click the "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)" and select "Edit Server List"
  9. Select the Exchange server, go to the Advanced pane.
  10. Set Authentication to NTLM, set your username and set Domain Name to ADIT - OK
  11. Go into "Mailbox Behaviors" and UNCHECK "Store draft messages on the server"  - Mac Mail has difficulty removing stored drafts if they are on the server causing a large amount of draft messages being saved and never removed.  Store them on your local machine to help avoid this.

This works very well, including accepting invitations and converting them to an open standards format that iCal can use. It is horrendously slow though, especially for sending.


  1. Go to Mail -> Preferences
  2. Go to the Accounts pane
  3. Click +
  4. Enter your full name, your Email Address in the format and your password - Continue
  5. Change Account Type to IMAP
  6. Give your account a description. I called it "Exchange". Set the Incoming Mail Server to Mail should have auto-filled your User Name and Password - Continue
  7. Give the Outgoing Mail Server a description; I called it Exchange. Set the Outgoing Mail Server to Keep "Use only this server" checked, check "Use Authentication". Mail should have auto-filled your User Name and Password. Continue. This step takes some time as Mail is figuring out the ports. Click Create.


CCIT does not recommend that you try to use Entourage as an Exchange Client.


IMAP/Thunderbird 17.0.2 on Mac OS X v10.8.2

Because Thunderbird likes to guess at the settings and is always wrong, we need to manually enter the data.  Thunderbird wants to use a different port when sending mail so we will also need to change settings after the initial settings are entered.

In Thunderbird, click through

Tools -> Account Settings -> Account Actions -> Add Mail Account

Enter your name, e-mail address, and password.  Click Continue then Manual Config while it is testing settings.  You don't need to wait until the test is completed.

Here are the settings you should enter
Incoming: IMAP   Hostname:  Port: 993  SSL:  SSl/TLS   Authentication: Normal Password

Outgoing: SMTP  Hostname:   Port 465 (this is changed later)   SSL:  SSL/TLS   Authentication:  Normal Password

Click DONE

We need to change the Outgoing SMTP server port now.

Click on Outgoing Server (SMTP) and click EDIT to change the Outgoing server settings.  Change the port from 465 to 587. Click OK, Click OK, Click Get Mail at the top left hand corner.  Your mail should start appearing.



POP/Thunderbird on Mac OS X v 10.5.7

 POP is enabled by special request only.  You must request POP be enabled before it can be used.  We do not recommend using POP for your Mines e-mail.

  1. Select Tools > Account Settings... from the menu bar.
  2. Select the Add Account button.
  3. Select Email account, and click Continue.
  4. Enter your name and email Click Continue.
  5. Select POP and enter for Incoming Server. Click Continue.
  6. Verify/enter your username in the Incoming User Name: box. Click Continue.
  7. Enter a name for your account, like "Mines Exchange." Click Continue.
  8. Verify your settings. Click Done.
  9. Select Outgoing Server (SMTP)
  10. Click Add
  11. Give it a description, set the servername to, enable "Use name and password", enter your username as ADIT/username, set "Use secure connection" to SSL, change the Port to 587, click OK
  12. Select the Exchange account you just created and select the Exchange SMTP server you just configured for the "Outgoing Server (SMTP)".
  13. Under Server Settings, set "Use secure connection" to SSL.
  14. [Optional] Select "Check for new messages every __ minutes" and enter no less than "10".
  15. [Optional] Select "Leave messages on server" and optional sub-selections.
  16. Click OK.
  17. Select the "Get new messages" icon. When you are prompted for your password, enter your ADIT domain password.


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