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cPanel email account setup in MacMail High Sierra (SMTP/IMAP)

Field Value
Username Your email address
Password Your email account's password
Incoming Server mail.your domain name
Incoming Ports IMAP — 993 
Outgoing Server mail.your domain name
SMTP (Outgoing) Port 465

This tutorial will show you how to set cPanel email account in MacMail OS X El Capitan using IMAP for incoming and SMTP for outgoing mail.

There are two possible options for incoming mail, and this article covers just one of them: IMAP. IMAP protocol will allow syncing emails in various folders between a number of devices. POP will download emails from Inbox folder to this device only. IMAP is recommended. We will use test email account

1. Select Preferences in Mail menu: 

2. Go to Accounts tab, and click on + icon: 

3. Select Add Other Mail Account option: 

4. In Add a Mail Account window enter your full name, email address and email account password, then click on Sign In

5. The application will try to detect settings automatically. Disregard the result and fill in these boxes manually. Enter your account details: 

Email address: full email address 
Username: full email address 
Password: password for your email account 
Account type: IMAP 
Incoming Mail Server: mail.YOUR_DOMAIN (in our case it will be
Outgoing Mail Server: mail.YOUR_DOMAIN (in our case it will be

Click on Sign In once the details are filled: 


6. You may use both Mail and Notes here: 

7. If you have multiple account setup, make sure the correct account is selected and click Server Settings.
Under Incoming Mail Server (IMAP) untick the Automatically manage connection settings box. You now need to change these settings.

  • User Name: Enter your email address.
  • Password: Enter your password.
  • Host Name: Enter
  • Port: Enter 993 for IMAP or 995 for POP.
  • Use TLS/SSL: Tick this box.
  • Authentication: Select Password from the dropdown menu.

Under Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) untick the Automatically manage connection settings box. You now need to change these settings.

  • User Name: Enter your email address.
  • Password: Enter your password.
  • Host Name: Enter
  • Port: Enter 465.
  • Use TLS/SSL: Tick this box. 
  • Authentication: Select Password from the dropdown menu.

Click Save once done: