MacOS Mail

In the following we give a description to set up your university email address with the built-in ‘Mail’ program on Mac computers.

Additionally we describe how to connect ‘Mail’ with the university address book.

Step 1

Start your program ‚Mail‘. When prompted with the setup choose an ‘Other Mail Account…’ to configure and click ‘Continue’. 

Step 2

Enter your name,, and password. Then click ‘Sign In’.

Step 3

When prompted fill out the form according to the picture. Especially important are the incoming mail server and outgoing mail server Finish by clicking ‘Sign In’.

Step 4

Select the apps you want to use the university account with and click ‘Done’. You have now successfully configured your university email with MacOS Mail.

Editing the Settings

In the following we show you how you can access the settings you have configured for your university email.

Using this you can double-check your settings, make changes, or fix errors.

Step 5

Start your program ‘Mail’. When started, click on the word ‘Mail’ at the top left of your screen, right next to the apple icon, and choose ‘Preferences …'

Step 6

A window will open. You can now see all your configured mail accounts in the list on the left. When choosing your university mail account it will show the settings as shown in the picture. These are the general settings of your mail account – such as name and address. When choosing the tab ‚Accounts‘ and then its submenu ‚Server Settings‘ all detailed server settings are listed. If a complicated error arises, it is best to delete the account and reconfigure it from step 1, as the Mail Preferences Dialogue does not give many configuration options.

MacOS Address Book Configuration

The following steps show you how to connect your ‘Mail’ program on MacOS to the university address book.

Step 7

Start your program ‘Mail’. When started, click on the word ‘Mail’ at the top left of your screen, right next to the apple icon, and choose ‘Accounts …'.

Step 8

In the new window click on ‘Add Other Account…'

Step 9

Choose to add an 'LDAP account'.

Step 10

Fill out the form as pictured and make sure to use your university email and password. Lastly, click ‘Sign In. You have now successfully connected your ‘Mail’ program to the university address book.

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