Mac Mail Help

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  1. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone, my grandparents are going to bye a new mac and they want to use their email address from there pc on there mac. So how do you set it up so you can use your email on your mac.

    Thanks!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Depends on what the email is? Is it hotmail, gmail, or the one from their ISP? As long as it has either POP or IMAP functionality it can be set up in mail.app
     
  3. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's just the email from Outlook Express
     
  4. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    HA!

    What's their email address end with? Like what comes after the @
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No, outlook express is the program they are using to check their mail now. Outlook express does not give you an email account. Their email account is probably provided by their ISP, and probably via POP (or maybe IMAP) so should be able to be set up in mail.app.

    What comes after the @ in their email address, this will tell you who supplies the email account. For example @verizon.net, @gmail.com
     
  6. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is @zoominternet.net
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    So, yes, it uses the POP3 protocol which mail.app supports.

    Incoming Mail (Pop3): pop3.zoominternet.net
    Outgoing Mail (SMTP): smtp.zoominternet.net

    When you first open mail it will ask you to set up a new account, use the info above and you should be all set.
     
  8. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    You can go to their internet provider's website, http://armstrongmywire.com/

    In the help section, they should have instructions on setting up an email program. If they only give instructions for setting up Outlook, post them back here and someone will be able to translate those into instructions for Apple's Mail.

    Alternatively, they could just use webmail, which they would just access through their browser at https://beta.agoc.com/webmail/

    EDIT: beat me to it
     
  9. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool so when you open it up you can set it up very simply?
     
  10. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Reasonably simply, it'll ask for your name, username, password, etc. The hard ones are the incoming and outgoing servers, but I posted those in an earlier post.
     
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