Mac Mail SMTP AUTH Setup

The following instructions guide you through enabling SMTP AUTH for Mac Mail on Mac OS 10. This has been verified on Mac OS 10.3, but should be very similar for all versions of Mac OS 10.

Follow the instructions for Mozilla Thunderbird if you use that software.

Follow the instructions for Outlook Express if you use that software.

Follow the instructions for Eudora if you use that software.


Enabling SMTP AUTH for Mac Mail (Mac OS 10)

In this section we enable SMTP AUTH and SSL. SMTP AUTH allows you to prove you are a legitimate subscriber by providing your user name and password when you send email. This prevents outsiders (mostly SPAMmers) from using our servers to send their SPAM messages. SSL encrypts communication between your computer and our mail server. This keeps your password secure and provides some privacy protection for your email messages.

Follow the instructions for Mozilla Thunderbird if you use that software.

Follow the instructions for Outlook Express if you use that software.

Follow the instructions for Eudora if you use that software.


Start up the Mac Mail program if it's not already running.

Under the Mail menu, select Preferences to bring up up the Mail Preferences window.


On the Mail Preferences window click on your SVPAL account on the left side of the window. Then click on the Account Information tab to show the details of your SVPAL account on the right.


Use the following settings:

Email Address: (your SVPAL email address e.g. janedoer@svpal.org)
Incoming Mail Server: pop.svpal.org
User Name: (your user name e.g. janedoer)
Password: (password for the above account)

Settings not mentioned here may be set as you prefer.

Now click the Server Setting button to bring up the SMTP Server Options window.


On the SMTP Server Options window use the following settings:

Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): CHECKED
Server port: 465
Authentication: Password
User Name: (your user name e.g. janedoer)
Password: (password for the above account)


Settings not mentioned here may be set as you prefer.

Click the OK button to save your changes.

Now click the Advanced tab on the Accounts window.



On the Advanced tab on the Accounts window Use the following settings:

Use SSL: CHECKED
Port: 995
Authentication: Password


Settings not mentioned here may be set as you prefer.



Close the Mail Preferences window and proceed to test out your new settings.