How to change Mail Server Settings on Apple Mail application

Email Server Upgrade

Our guide below will show you how to open the Account Settings window in your Apple Mail application so that you can change your server settings. Once you are done, you can test the new settings to ensure that the application can communicate with your email account.

Changing the Incoming and Outgoing Server Settings in Apple Mail Application

The steps in this article will show you how to change the server settings for your existing email account in the Apple Mail application. This includes the incoming and outgoing servers that your email account connects to for mail that you send, and mail that you receive.

  1. Open the Apple Mail Application.
  2. Select the “Mail” tab then proceed to click “Preferences” from the drop down menu.

  3. Under “Accounts”, Click the “Server Settings” tab.

    Server Settings

    UN-check “Automatically manages connection settings”. The Port field and Use TLS/SSL checkbox then appear, then proceed to manually enter the server settings as shown on step 4.

    Server Settings
  4. Edit the Host Name fields to match your new incoming & outgoing servers. And to edit the Incoming/Outgoing ports. When done click SAVE, then your Apple Mail application will make sure that it can connect to your email servers. Otherwise it will close the account settings window.

This will conclude the setup process and you may proceed to utilize your mailbox as intended.