Help setting up POP email in Mac Mail

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by I Need a Drink, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. I Need a Drink macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2013
    I am trying to setup one of my main accounts as POP3 instead on IMAP in Mac mail. I have been using Outlook, which worked fine for this, but seems a bit laggy compared to the Apple email app. When I go to create the account it gives me a list such as iCloud, Exchange, Google, AOL, etc. Since I am using my ISP account, I select "Other Account". I put in my user name and password and it creates the account as IMAP. It doesn't give me any option for POP and when I go into the account information the servers are greyed out so that I can't change them.

    I use this account for business, although it is just a standard ISP Cox account, and I would prefer that this particular account be POP so that these emails stay on my Mac so that I can go back to them years from now, but won't clutter up my iPhone and iPad and other devices with years worth of emails. How do I setup a POP account on Mac Mail in Yosemite?
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    After you have put in your user name and password, press the Option key down : the "Create" button will turn into "Continue", and you will have the choice between IMAP and POP.
  3. I Need a Drink thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2013

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