MAIL 4.1 Manual Check Box Not There No Biggie

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DigiGuy777, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. DigiGuy777 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009

    I don't know if this has been covered or not I'm the new kid on the block
    in the forum at least to my knowledge.
    So I guess I'll just dive in here and if I do something wrong let me know.
    In another area of this forum there was a thread where a person
    posted an image capture of the Leopard & Snow Leopard Mail
    Account Create window.

    What they were showing was the Check Box for the ( SETUP MANUALLY )
    feature was gone in the SL version. I was talking to the Mail Technician
    at Apple today and he showed me how to achieve this without the check box.

    Right at the first screen where you input your email address and password of the account you want to add, do this.

    Hold the ( OPTION KEY DOWN ) then Click on Continue button.
    Do this on every window that opens until the end where it says CREATE.
    Once your at the CREATE window you can just click create without holding the OPTION KEY down.

    So don't sweat the check box being gone in 4.1 the OPTION KEY will allow you to manually setup your new account.

    Hope this helps.
  2. APointInTime macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009
    Wow, I've been looking for this answer for 3 days now. I can't believe that it's this hard to find an option for manually setting up mail accounts.

    I absolutely didn't want to use IMAP. I'll have to document more and put it on here for folks to find.

    Thanks for your insight DigiGuy!

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