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Mail for Mac OS 10.5/10.6 setup

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Add Bell Mail to Mail for Mac 10.5 and 10.6

You can send, receive and manage Bell Mail messages using the Mail program for Mac computers.

Important: You must connect to the Internet before proceeding with the instructions below.

To launch the email software, click the Mail icon  in the Dock or double-click it from the Applications folder.

- If this is the first time you've used Mail, the Mail Assistant opens. Proceed directly to step 4.

- If this isn't the first time you've used Mail, start here:

  1. Click the Mail menu, then click Preferences...
  2. Click the Accounts icon  at the top of the window.
  3. Click + at the lower-left corner of the window.
  4. Enter your name, your Bell Mail email address and your Bell Mail password. Click Continue.
  5. The Account Summary page will appear. Click Create.
  6. Enter the following settings:
    • Description: enter bell.net
    • Incoming Mail Server: enter pophm.sympatico.ca
    • User Name: enter your Bell Mail email address
    • Password: enter your Bell Mail password
    • Outgoing Mail Server: select smtphm.sympatico.ca and select the checkbox beside Use only this server
  7. Click the Advanced tab and enter the following settings:
    • Use SSL: select the checkbox
    • Authentication: select Password from the drop-down list
  8. Close the Accounts window and click Save.

You can now access Bell Mail by selecting your account from the Mailboxes list on the left side of the screen.

If you have multiple email accounts

When you send email, you can choose which email address your message is sent from.

  1. Compose or reply to a message.
  2. Beside Account, click the email address you want to use.
  3. Click Send.

Editing email settings

If you've created multiple email accounts in Mail and want to modify one of them:

  1. Click the Mail menu, then click Preferences...
  2. Click the Accounts icon at the top of the window.
  3. Click on the account you want to edit and make your changes.
  4. Close the Accounts window and click Save.

Last Updated:08/07/2012

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