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Manually Set Up E-mail with Mac OS X Mail using POP3

For 1&1 Mail Basic accounts

Learn how to configure Mac OS X Mail for use with your 1&1 Mail Basic account using the POP3 protocol.

Before you begin, you will need to Create a 1&1 Mail Basic account if you have not already.

Please note:
1&1 suggests the use of IMAP over POP3.

The screenshots provided in this article reflect Macintosh Mail 8.2.

Step 1
Open Finder and launch the Mail application.
Step 2
Click Mail > Add Account Mail. Mail > Add Account
Mail > Add Account
Step 3
Select Add Other Mail Account and click the Continue button. Account selection screen
Account selection screen
Step 4
Enter your Full Name, Email Address and Password. When finished, click the Create button. Account data screen
Account data screen
Step 5
After receiving a message that the Account must be manually configured click the Next button.
Account data screen
Account data screen
Step 6
Supply the Incoming Mail Server Info using the table below as a guide. Click the Next button when finished.
Parameter Value
Account Type POP
Mail Server pop.1and1.co.uk
User Name Your complete e-mail address
Password Your password for the e-mail address
Incoming Mail Server Info screen
Incoming Mail Server Info screen
Step 7
After receiving the notice that Addtional account information required, click the Next button.
Incoming Mail Server Info screen
Incoming Mail Server Info screen
Step 8
Supply the additional Incoming Mail Server Info using the table below as a guide. Click the Next button when finished.
Parameter Value
Port 995
Use SSL Checked
Authentication Password
Imcoming Mail Server Info screen
Imcoming Mail Server Info screen
Step 9
Supply the Outgoing Mail Server Info using the table below as a guide. Click the Create button when finished.
Parameter Value
SMTP Server auth.smtp.1and1.co.uk
User Name Your complete e-mail address
Password Your password for the e-mail address
Outgoing Mail Server Info screen
Outgoing Mail Server Info screen
Step 10
After receiving the notice that Addtional account information required, click the Next button.
Outgoing Mail Server Info screen
Outgoing Mail Server Info screen
Step 11
Supply the additional Outgoing Mail Server Info using the table below as a guide. Click the Next button when finished.
Parameter Value
Port 587
Use SSL Checked
Authentication Password
Outgoing Mail Server Info screen
Outgoing Mail Server Info screen
Step 12
OS X Mail will connect to your account and beging downloading your mail to your inbox. OS X Mail inbox
OS X Mail inbox
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