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Setting Up an Email Account in Mail for Mac OS X

Last Updated: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 > Related Articles

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Learn how to add an email account to Mail on Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.7.


Want to access your Cox email from Mail for Mac? Learn how in Mail for Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.7.


Cox does not support all email clients. The following information is for reference only. For specific information on using Mail for Mac OS X, visit Apple.com/support/mail.

  • To use Apple's Mail Assistant to automatically configure your email account go to Mail Assistant. You will need the email address and password of the account you want to set up. 
  • To manually set up your email account in Mail, go to Step 2.
Go to the Applications folder and choose Mail, or click the Mail icon from the Dock at the bottom of your screen. 
From the File menu choose Add Account
Enter your Full Name, Email Address and Password in the fields indicated. 
If Automatically set up account is checked, uncheck it, then click Continue

Choose the proper Account Type. For Cox.net choose POP3 or IMAP and give the account a description if you like.

  1. For the Incoming Mail Server, enter one of the following settings for Cox.net email.
    • IMAP - imap.cox.net
    • POP - pop.cox.net
  2. Enter your  User Name and Password then click Continue.
  3. If prompted also enter one of the following incoming mail server security settings.
    • IMAP - 993
    • POP - 110

      Note: The secure setting 995 should always be used when not on the Cox network; when using this setting check the box for SSL.
  4. Click Continue.
  1. Enter smtp.cox.net as the Outgoing Mail Server name for Cox.net email, then give it a description if you like.
  2. Check  Use Authentication.
  3. Enter your user name and password.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. If prompted, enter your outgoing mail security settings. For Cox.net, SSL is 465.
  6. Click Continue.

See Email Server Names for further assistance. 

  1. Verify your settings in the Account Summary.
  2. Put a check next to Take account online.
  3. Click Create

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