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Migrating Account Settings from Other OS X Email Clients

When you set up an email account in Postbox, Postbox can usually find the best settings for you once you've entered your name, email address and password in the Add Account window, and then hit Continue.

If Postbox can't automatically find your provider's settings, or if you'd prefer to set up an account manually, you may want to refer to your previous email app to find your old settings. This can be confusing, so here's where you can find the necessary account settings in other email apps for OS X.

Airmail

Once an email account is set up, its settings are hidden in Airmail. Please consult your ISP/admin for account settings.

Apple Mail

 Location of settings — Mail > Preferences > Accounts > select account > Account Information

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Apple Mail setting

  • User Name = User Name
  • Server Name = Incoming Mail Server
  • Type = n/a
  • Port = Advanced tab > Port
  • Security = Advanced tab> Use SSL checkbox

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Apple Mail setting

  • Server Name = Outgoing Mail Server popup > Edit SMTP Server List… > select server > Advanced > Outgoing Mail Server
  • Port = Outgoing Mail Server popup > Edit SMTP Server List… > select server > Advanced > Port
  • Security = Outgoing Mail Server popup > Edit SMTP Server List… > select server > Advanced > Use SSL checkbox

Apple's Recommended iCloud Account Settings

INCOMING:

  • User Name — email address without @icloud.com, @me.com, @mac.com
  • Server Name — imap. mail.me.com
  • Type — IMAP
  • Port — 993
  • Security — SSL/TLS

OUTGOING:

  • Server Name — smtp.mail.me.com
  • Type (readout only)
  • Port — 587
  • Security — SSL/TLS

Entourage Mail

 Location of settings — Tools > Accounts > Mail > double-click account

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Entourage Mail setting

  • User Name = Account ID
  • Server Name = POP Server
  • Type = POP
  • Port = Port Number
  • Security = n/a 

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Entourage Mail setting

  • Server Name = SMTP Server
  • Port = Click here for Advanced Sending Options > Override default SMTP port [XXX]
  • Security = n/a

Opera Mail

 Location of settings — Tools > Mail Accounts… > select account > Edit… > Servers

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Opera Mail setting

  • User Name = Username
  • Server Name = Server
  • Type = n/a
  • Port = Port Number
  • Security = Secure connection TLS, y/n 

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Opera Mail setting

  • Server Name = Server
  • Port = Port Number
  • Security = Secure connection TLS, y/n

Outlook 2011

Location of settings — Tools > Accounts > select account

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Outlook 2011 Mail setting

  • User Name = User name
  • Server Name = Incoming Server
  • Type = n/a
  • Port = Override default port [XXX]
  • Security = Use SSL to connect

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Outlook 2011 Mail setting

  • Server Name = Outgoing Server
  • Port = Override default port [XXX]
  • Security = Use SSL to connect

Outlook Web App

Location of settings —  Settings > Options > Account > My account

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Outlook Web App setting

  • User Name = User ID
  • Server Name = Settings for POP or IMAP access... > Server name
  • Type = Settings for POP or IMAP access... > Account type
  • Port = Settings for POP or IMAP access... > Port
  • Security = Encryption method

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Outlook Web app setting

  • Server Name = SMTP Setting... > Server name
  • Port = SMTP Setting... > Port
  • Security = SMTP Setting... > Encryption method

Sparrow

Location of settings — Sparrow > Preferences > Accounts > select account > Edit

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Sparrow Mail setting

  • User Name = Email
  • Server Name = Receiving Server
  • Type = n/a
  • Port = Port
  • Security = n/a

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Sparrow Mail setting

  • Server Name = Sending Server
  • Port = n/a
  • Security = n/a

Thunderbird Mail

 Location of settings — Tools > Account Settings > select account

INCOMING
Postbox Setting = Thunderbird Mail setting

  • User Name = User Name
  • Server Name = Server Name
  • Type = n/a
  • Port = Port
  • Security = Connection security

OUTGOING
Postbox Setting = Thunderbird Mail setting

  • Server Name = Outgoing Server
  • Port = n/a
  • Security = n/a

Unibox

Once an email account is set up, its settings are hidden in Unibox. Please consult your ISP/admin for account settings.