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Configuring Mac OS X Mail

These instructions will guide you through the configuration of Mac Mail.

BEFORE YOU START

It is important that you read these instructions carefully: if your email client is not properly configured you will not be able to send, and in some cases receive, emails.

SMTP Server Settings: Please verify your outgoing (SMTP) server settings before you attempt to reconfigure your email client. You only need to reconfigure your outgoing mail server if it is mail.ucla.edu.

If you use another Internet Service Provider to get on the intetnet, you may be using their SMTP server to send mail. If that is the case, do not change the SMTP server information.

Anti-Virus and E-Mail Scanning: Many Anti-Virus software vendors have a feature that scans all outgoing emails. This feature is not compatible with SSL authentication. You must disable outgoing email scanning or else you will not be able to send emails. Please be sure this is disabled.

Please note that Bruin OnLine only provides support for Sophos Anti-Virus: you will have to contact your software vendor or check their website directly if you are unable to make these configuration changes.

NOTE: These instructions are the same whether you choose to use POP or IMAP. BOL HIGHLY recommends that you setup your account to use IMAP.


  1. The first time you open up Mac Mail, you will be presented with the New Account wizard. You will need to click Continue.

    Welcome screen

  2. Choose IMAP or POP in the Account Type and fill in your name in Full Name and your Bruin OnLine email address into Email Address then click Continue.

    General Information

  3. In the field labeled Incoming Mail Server:, type mail.ucla.edu. In the User Name field, type your UCLA Logon ID (i.e., if your email address was "jbruin@ucla.edu", you would only type "jbruin"). In the Password field, type your password, then click Continue.

    Incoming Mail Server

    If you encounter an error that says that the server is not responding, simply click Continue. You will need to check the box labeled Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and choose Password for Authentication

    Incoming Mail Security

  4. In the field labeled Outgoing Mail Server type mail.ucla.edu. Check the box that says Use Authentication and fill in the field labeled User Name with your UCLA Logon ID. Fill in the field labeled Password with your password, then click Continue.

    Outgoing Mail Server

    If you encounter an error that says that the server is not responding, simply click Continue. You will need to check the box labeled Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and choose Password for Authentication

    Incoming Mail Security

  5. In the Account Summary window, please confirm your name, Email Address, and User Name. Also verify that for Incoming and Outgoing Mail Servers the SSL feature is on. If everything is correct, click Continue

    Account Summary

  6. On the next screen, click Done.

    Conclusion


Creating an LDAP directory using Mail.app (OSX 10.4.x)

  1. Start Mail.app.
  2. Open preferences by clicking on Mail and then Preferences....
  3. Select Composing from the row of icons at the top of the window.
  4. Click the Configure LDAP button.
  5. Click the plus (+) sign to create a new LDAP server entry.
  6. Enter the following information in the Server Info window.
    • Name: UCLA LDAP
    • Server: ldap.ucla.edu
    • Search Base: ou=person,dc=ldap,dc=ucla,dc=edu
    • Port: 389
    Leave the other fields alone. You do not need to enter any additional information.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Done.
  9. Close the Composing window.

LDAP is now configured for use in Mail.app.