How to Access Email With Apple Mail

Check your webmail while using Apple's email client

With a free web-based email account, access your email, calendar, tasks, and contacts from anywhere you have an internet connection. But if you'd prefer to use the power and flexibility of Apple's Mail application, you can access your email right from Apple Mail and get the best of both worlds.

Here's how to access your email from Apple Mail on a Mac or on an iOS mobile device.

The information in this article applies to webmail and Apple Mail for macOS Sierra and above, or Apple Mail on a device with iOS 13 and above.

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Access With Apple Mail on the Desktop

Here's how to configure Apple Mail to connect to on a Mac.

  1. Open Mail and select Mail > Add Account from the menu.

    If this is your first time opening Mail (i.e., you haven't set up an account before), you can skip this first step.

    add account
  2. Select Other Mail Account and then select Continue.

    Screenshot of adding to Apple Mail
  3. Enter your name, email address, and account password.

    Screenshot of adding to Apple Mail
  4. Select Sign In.

  5. Apple Mail should automatically fill in IMAP as's Account Type, along with the incoming and outgoing server addresses.

    Screenshot of adding to Apple Mail

    If you have to type in the information manually, select IMAP. For the Incoming Mail Server, enter For the Outgoing Mail Server, enter

  6. Select Sign In again.

  7. Select Next.

  8. Select the apps you want to use with this account. Make sure to check Mail.

  9. Select Done. Your mail will now be accessible from your list of Mailboxes.

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