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Set up Chemistry Email in Apple Mail on Yosemite

The first step is to ensure your UCSB Chemistry email password works. Log in to our webmail client and verify that your email password works. Be sure to use your full email address as the username.

Test email password

Open Apple Mail

Once you have verfied that your password works, open Apple Mail. By default, it will be in your dock, otherwise, you can use Spotlight to find Apple Mail in your Applications folder. Look for the stamp with the eagle in it.

To open Spotlight, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of the menu bar, or press Command-Space from any app.

Add Other Mail Account...

If this is the first email account you are setting up in Apple Mail, simply click on the "Add Other Mail Account..." radio button.

If you have another email account setup!

One of the key advantages of using Mail clients is that you can add multiple email accounts in one program. Open Apple Mail Preferences and add a new account.

With Mail Preferences open, select the Accounts tab, then click on the + sign on the bottom left hand corner.

Fill in details

Fill out your name, full email address, and email password. Apple will see if it can automatically detect server settings, then it will ask you to manually configure this account, that's OK, that's why this tutorial is here! Click "Next".

Incoming Mail Server Info

Account Type IMAP
Mail Server: mail.lifesci.ucsb.edu
User Name: username@chem.ucsb.edu
Password: your email password

Click "Next" once you have verified there are no typos.

Outgoing Mail Server Info

SMTP Server: mail.lifesci.ucsb.edu
User Name: username@chem.ucsb.edu
Password: your email password

Click "Create" once you have verified there are no typos.

Wait!

Though this will begin to download your email and chances are that your email account will continue to work. There are a few other settings we should configure to ensure the confiurations don't change when you are using your Mac while on different networks.

Disable Auotmatically detect and maintain account settings

While in Mail, open Mail Preferences by clicking on Mail -> Preferences (Command + ,).

Click on the dropdown menu after "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):" and select "Edit SMTP Server List"

Select the Chemistry Outgoing server and then click on the "Advanced" tab. In the Advanced tab, uncheck the option to "Auotmatically detect and maintain account settings". This will prevent Apple Mail from trying to use other port settings with outgoing email while on foreign networks.

Now we'll do the same for the incoming settings. While in Mail Preferences, select your Chemistry email account on the left hand side. The screenshot shows only one mail account set up, so it is already selected. Next, click on the "Advanced" tab. In this tab, again, uncheck the option to "Auotmatically detect and maintain account settings". Once unchecked, close the window and when prompted to save settings, click "Save".

You're all done!

Please email help@chem.ucsb.edu if you have any questions or feedback regarding this tutorial.