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The following steps will help you set up your email account in Apple Mail.


Step 1: Open the “Mail” app.

Step 2: In the toolbar click “Mail” and then “Add Account”.

Step 3: Click “Add Other Mail Account…” and then “Continue”.


Step 4: Enter your name, email and password in the spaces allotted. Click the “Sign In” button.


Step 5: Enter the Username, Account Type, and Server information

Enter the account’s Username. This will match the full email address.

Under “Account Type” select “IMAP” or “POP”, depending on your needs.

For the Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server enter: chimail.uk2.net

Click “Sign In”.

Step 6: Select the apps to use for the email account and click “Done”.


Step 7: The email account will set up and take you to the “Account Information” page or the email inbox.

If the “Account Information” page does not load, click “Mail” from the toolbar and choose “Preferences”.

The menu on the left shows email accounts. Double check the correct email account is selected.


Step 8: Select the “Server Settings” tab. Double check that the information entered is correct. Finish entering and changing the connection settings.

Incoming Mail Server Settings:

 Turn OFF “Automatically manage connection settings”

 Port: 993 with “Use TLS/SSL” enabled

 Authentication:  Password

Outgoing Mail Server Settings:

 Turn OFF “Automatically manage connection settings”

 Port: 465 with “Use TLS/SSL” enabled

 Authentication:  Password

Click the “Save” button.


Your email account is now set up! Test the sending and receiving mail to make sure the email account is working correctly.

If you have any problems sending or receiving email, check the following settings:

1. Open “Mail”

In the Toolbar, Click “Mail” and then “Preferences”.

2. Server Settings

In the “Account” page select the “Server Settings” tab.

3. Verify the Incoming and Outgoing Server settings.

Go over the Incoming Mail Server settings and make sure everything is entered correctly.

 Username:  Your full email address

 Password:  Your email account password

 Host Name:  chimail.uk2.net

 Uncheck “Automatically manage connection settings”

 Port:  993 with “Use TLS/SSL” enabled

 Authentication:  Password

Review the Outgoing Mail Server settings and make sure everything is entered correctly.

 Username:  Your full email address

 Password:  Your email account password

 Host Name:  chimail.uk2.net

 Uncheck “Automatically manage connection settings”

 Port:  465 with “Use TLS/SSL” enabled

 Authentication:  Password


Apple also has many articles for how to set up your email client. The default email settings may also be useful for you if you would like to confirm the settings to use for your account.