Apple Mail (Mail.app) 3.x

Mail 3.x is a graphical email client for Mac OS X. Mail is already installed in the Applications folder on your hard drive, and an alias (shortcut) for the application has been placed in dock.

It is recommended that you are connected to the Internet while you setup your mail client for the first time. If you are using the SEAS wireless network, be sure you have visited http://troll.seas.upenn.edu to activate your connection.

 

1. Launch Mail.

2. The "Welcome to Mail" New Account dialog box will appear. If this dialog box doesn't open, then go to the File menu and choose "Add Account".

3. The Welcome to Mail screen will appear.

Complete the following:

Full Name: Enter your full name.

Email Address: Enter your SEAS email address. For example, type jdoe@seas.upenn.edu

Password: Your Pennkey password

Then click Continue.

4. The Incoming Mail Server screen will appear.

Complete the following:

Account Type: Change the drop down menu to IMAP.

Account Description: Enter your SEAS email address. For example, type jdoe@seas.upenn.edu

Incoming Mail Server: Type in username.mail.seas.upenn.edu (where username is your SEAS username)

User Name: Type your SEAS email username. For example, type mike

Password: Type your Pennkey password (if it's not auto-filled).

Then click Continue.

Note: If you accidentally type in your password wrong, it will prompt you for your Kerberos login. Click Cancel. Then re-enter your correct password on the above screen and click Continue again.

 

5. The Outgoing Mail Server screen will appear.

Complete the following:

Description: Enter "Outgoing server"

Outgoing Mail Server: Enter smtp.seas.upenn.edu

Use Authentication: Ensure the "Use Authentication" checkbox is checked.

Username: Type your SEAS email username. For example, type mike

Password: Type your SEAS email password.

Then click Continue.

Notes: If you accidentally type in your password wrong, it will prompt you for your Kerberos login. Click Cancel. Then re-enter your correct password on the above screen and click Continue again.

If your computer is not connected to the SEAS network, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may require a different SMTP server setting. If you have trouble sending mail, please check with your ISP for the correct setting.

6. Review the Account Summary screen and then click Create.

7. Next we will further customize your mail settings for use with the SEAS mail servers. Select "Preferences..." from the Mail dropdown menu. The Preferences dialog box appears.

8. Click the General icon. In the General section: Set 15 as the number of minutes that should elapse before Mail checks for new mail.

9. Click the Accounts Icon. (If prompted to Save, click Save). It should look similar to this:


10. Next, click on the Advanced button in the Accounts section. If prompted to Save, click Save. In the Advanced section:

11. Click on the Viewing icon at the top of the Accounts window (if prompted to Save, click Save). Ensure that the box for "Display remote images in HTML messages is unchecked. Disabling automatic downloading of remote HTML images helps protect your privacy. By automatically downloading images from an email you are communicating with an external server and this verifies that your email address is valid, possibly making you a target for more junk mail. If prompted to Save, click Save.

10. Close the Preferences dialog box. If prompted to Save, click Save.

11. In the main Mail window, click on your account description, which is usually named after your email address. You may need to click on "Get Mail" to get this to display initially. If your list of mail folders are not showing, click on the small arrow next to your account description to display all mail folders.

Scroll down your list of remote mail folders and select the folder called "sent-mail".

While the "sent-mail" folder is selected, go to the Mailbox menu and select "Use This Mailbox for" >> "Sent".

This will save all of your sent messages on the SEAS Server in a mail folder called "sent-mail". Apple Mail will still call the folder "Sent" but it will save your messages on the server in the folder "sent-mail".

Finally, send yourself a test message, and check for new messages. If you do not receive the test message, use webmail and send email to CETS explaining the problem and any error messages you have received.

You can configure Apple Mail to access Penn's Online Directory. See the link below for instructions.
http://www.upenn.edu/computing/help/doc/email/directory.html#Mail102

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