Mail User Guide
Use the Mail app to send, receive, and manage email for all of your email accounts in one location. Simply add the accounts—such as iCloud, Exchange, Google, school, work, or other—you want to use in Mail.
The best Mac email app for productivity: Outlook. It should come as no surprise that Outlook takes the crown for productivity. Microsoft’s stalwart email app has long been a favorite of business. To add an email account to Outlook on your Mac, head into the 'Preferences' menu. Most email accounts can be added to Outlook within seconds, but some may require a manual setup. The Outlook application for Mac is also called as Outlook for Mac. It can save its mailbox data including contacts, emails, calendars, and etc., in OLM file format. Besides this, there is no option available in MS Outlook to set as the default mail client for Mac users. Included in the Mac operating system. Supports smart folders and robust filters.
Add an email account
The first time you open the Mail app on your Mac, it may prompt you to add an account. Select an account type—if you don’t see your type, select Other Mail Account—then enter your account information.
If you already added an email account, you can still add more. In Mail, choose Mail > Add Account, select an account type, then enter your account information. Make sure the Mail checkbox is selected for the account.
If you’re using an account on your Mac with other apps, such as Contacts or Messages, you can also use that account with Mail. In Mail, choose Mail > Accounts to open Internet Accounts preferences, select the account on the left, then select the Mail checkbox on the right.
Temporarily stop using an email account
In the Mail app on your Mac, choose Mail > Accounts.
Select the account, then deselect the Mail checkbox.
Now the account’s messages are not shown in Mail.
To use the account again with Mail, select the Mail checkbox; the account’s messages are shown again (they don’t need to be downloaded from the server again).
Remove an email account
When you remove an email account from Mail, the account’s messages are deleted and no longer available on your Mac. Copies of messages remain on the account’s mail server and are still available (from webmail, for example).
Important: If you’re unsure whether messages you want to keep are still on the mail server, move or copy them to a mailbox stored on your Mac (the mailbox appears in the On My Mac section in the Mail sidebar) before you delete the account in Mail.
In the Mail app on your Mac, choose Mail > Preferences, then click Accounts.
Select an account, then click the Remove button .
Note: If the account is used by other apps on your Mac, you’re asked to remove the account in Internet Accounts System Preferences. Click the button to open Internet Accounts, then deselect the Mail checkbox for the account. To stop using the account in all apps, make sure the account is selected, then click the Remove button .
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This article contains information about the compatibility of Microsoft Outlook for Mac and Apple iCloud.
Outlook for Mac does not support Apple iCloud calendar (CalDAV) and contact (CardDAV) synchronization.
Outlook for Mac does support iCloud Mail. For steps on how to configure your iCloud email account in Outlook for Mac, go to the More Information section of this article.
To configure your Apple iCloud email account in Microsoft Outlook for Mac, follow these steps:
Start Outlook for Mac.
On the Tools menu, select Accounts.
Select the plus (+) sign in the lower-left corner, and then select Other E-mail.
Enter your E-mail Address and Password, and then select Add Account.
Enter one of the following in the Incoming server box:
Select Use SSL to connect (recommended) under the Incoming server box.
Enter one of the following in the Outgoing server box:
Select Use SSL to connect (recommended) under the Outgoing server box.
Select Override default port under the Outgoing server box, and then enter 587 in the Outgoing server port text box.
After you have entered the incoming and outgoing server information, Outlook for Mac will start to receive your email messages.
Apple Mail Or Outlook For Mac
You can select Advanced to enter additional settings, such as leaving a copy of each message on the server.