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Mail Configuration for Apple MacOSX (10.6)


>> I. Setup
>> II. Adjusting your Mail settings
>> III. Junk Mail settings
>> IV. Getting mail

About this page

The example on this page shows how to set up Mail for the first time. If you have other mail accounts in Mail already, the wizard will bring up additional windows. The Adjusting your Mail settings section shows how to confirm your settings.

I. Setup

1. Go to your dock and click on the Mail icon. If you do not see it in your dock, you should be able to find it in the Applications folder in the hard drive.

2. The Welcome to Mail wizard will open.

3. In the Welcome to Mail window, enter the following settings:

Full Name Your name
E.g. Taro Asahi
Email Address Enter your email address.
E.g. ab4t-ash@asahi-net.or.jp
Password Your Asahi Net password.
Enter in lower case (small) characters.

A note about your Asahi Net email address
The examples above show a default Asahi Net email address based on your Asahi Net User ID. Asahi Net's MyMail service allows you to create your own email address. If you have not yet registered an Asahi Net MyMail address, click here to find out more about how to do so.

4. Click Continue.

5. In the Incoming Mail Server window, enter the following settings:

Account Type POP
Description Asahi Net
Incoming Mail Server pop.asahi-net.or.jp
User Name Your Asahi Net User ID
E.g. ab4t-ash
Enter in lower case (small) characters.
Password Your Asahi Net password
Enter in lower case (small) characters.

6. Click Continue.

7. In the Incoming Mail Security window, make these settings.

Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Check this.
Authentication Choose Password

8. Click Continue.

9. In the Outgoing Mail Server window, enter the following settings:

Description Asahi Net
Outgoing Mail Server mail.asahi-net.or.jp
Use only this server Check this.
Use Authentication Check this.
User Name Your Asahi Net User ID
E.g. ab4t-ash
Enter in lower case (small) characters.
Password Your Asahi Net Password.
Enter in lower case (small) characters.

10. Click Continue.

11. In the Outgoing Mail Security window, make these settings.

Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Check this.
Authentication Choose Password

12. Click Continue.

13. In the Account Summary window, confirm that all your settings are correct. If they are not, press the Go Back button and make corrections.

Take account online Check this.

14. Click Create.

15. You are now returned to the Mac Mail window. Please continue with Adjusting your Mail settings as explained below.


II. Adjusting your Mail settings

1. From the Mail menu, choose Preferences.

2. Click the Accounts button then click on the Account Information tab and check your settings.

Account Type POP
Description Name for this Mail Account
E.g. Asahi Net
Email Address Enter your email address.
E.g. ab4t-ash@asahi-net.or.jp
Full Name Your name
E.g. Taro Asahi
Incoming Mail Server pop.asahi-net.or.jp
User Name Your Asahi Net User ID
E.g. ab4t-ash
Enter in lower case (small) characters.
Password Your Asahi Net password
Enter in lower case (small) characters.

3. Click on the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) drop down bar.

4. Choose Edit SMTP Server List...

5. In the window that appears confirm your settings (as listed below).

Description Asahi Net
Server Name mail.asahi-net.or.jp
mails.asahi-net.or.jp *
* Only use the mails.asahi-net.or.jp mail server if you are using our Virus Check Service.

6. Click on the Advanced tab, and make sure your settings are as listed below.

Use custom port Check and enter: 465
Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Check the box
Authentication MD5 Challenge-Response
User Name Your Asahi Net User ID
E.g. ab4t-ash
Enter in lower case (small) characters.
Password Your Asahi Net password
Enter in lower case (small) characters.

7. Click OK.

8. Click on the Advanced tab. In the window that appears, make sure your settings are as listed below.

Enable this account Check the box
Include when automatically checking for new messages Check the box
Remove copy from server after retrieving a message Check the box
Port 995
Use SSL Check the box
Authentication Password

9. Click the Composing button. If prompted to Save Changes, click Save.

10. In the Composing: Message Format box, choose Plain Text. Other settings are arbitrary. Close the window.

11. If your Mac is connected to the Internet, you should now be ready to get your Asahi Net email and send new email messages.


III. Junk Mail settings

1. Mail has an optional Junk Mail filter that may be helpful in controlling spam mail.

2. If interested in using Junk Mail, please open the Help menu and type in Junk Mail to find out more about how to use it.


IV. Getting mail

1. Get connected to the Internet. Open Mail and click the Get Mail button. Your email should start downloading into the Mail inbox.