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Configuring an email address on the macOS Mail app

Find out how to configure an MX Plan email address on the Mail app, for the following macOS operating systems - El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra

Last updated 22nd February 2018

Objective

You can configure MX Plan email addresses on a range of email clients, provided they are compatible. This way, you can use your new email address through your preferred email application.

Find out how to configure an MX Plan email address on the Mail app, for the following macOS operating systems: El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra.

Requirements

  • You need to have an MX Plan email address (included in the MX Plan solution and in OVH web hosting plans).
  • You need to have the Mail app installed on your device.
  • You need to have the appropriate credentials for the email address you would like to configure.

This guide can be used for the following macOS versions: El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra.

Instructions

There are two ways of adding your email address to the Mail app:

From this point onwards, this guide will only cover configuration using the Mail app.

Step 1: Add the account

Once you have launched the Mail app on your device, you can add an account in two different ways:

  • When you open the app for the first time: A window will appear, asking you to select a service provider for your Mail account. Select Other Mail account, then continue.

  • If you have already added an account: Click Mail at the top of your screen, then Add account. Select Other Mail account, then continue.

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Enter your account information:

Information Description
Name Enter your full email address.
Email address Enter your full email address.
Password Enter your email address' password.

Click on the Log in button. A message will appear, prompting you to continue. You should then enter the following information:

Information Description
Account type We recommend using IMAP (selected by default). You can also select POP (in which your emails will be stored locally, on your Mail app) in the drop-down menu.
Incoming server Enter the following server: ssl0.ovh.net.
Outgoing server Enter the following server: ssl0.ovh.net.

Click again on the Log in button. If all the information you have entered is correct, you will be able to log in to your account straight away.

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When you are asked to select the apps you want to use with your account, ensure that Mail is ticked, so the application will work correctly with your email address. You should then click Done.

To check that the account has been correctly configured, you can send a test email.

If you need to enter any settings manually in your account preferences, the technical settings you will need to use with our MX Plan solution are listed below:

  • for IMAP configuration
Server type Server name SSL Port
Incoming ssl0.ovh.net Yes 993
Outgoing ssl0.ovh.net Yes 465
  • for POP configuration
Server type Server name SSL Port
Incoming ssl0.ovh.net Yes 995
Outgoing ssl0.ovh.net Yes 465

Step 2: Start using your email address

Once you have configured your email address, you can start using it to send and receive emails straight away!

OVH also has a web application you can use to access your email account via your browser. You can access the application at the following address, using your email credentials: https://www.ovh.ie/mail/.

Go further

Configuring your Email Pro account on the macOS Mail app.

Configuring your Exchange account on the macOS Mail app.

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