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Configuring Apple Mail for HillConnect Mail

For Mac OSX 10.5.x to 10.8.x

These instructions detail how to configure your e-mail client, Apple Mail to access Hamilton’s HillMail email system (powered by Google).

  1. Launch Apple Mail.
  2. If prompted to enter your password select Cancel.
  3. Click on Mail and select Preferences and select Accounts at the top of the window.
    1. Under the Account Information Tab:
      1. Set Incoming Mail Server to imap.gmail.com
      2. Set User Name to username@hamilton.edu where “username” is your e-mail ID

  1. Next to Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) click the menu to select Edit Server List
    1. In Account Information set the Server Name to smtp.gmail.com
    2. In the Advanced tab check the box to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    3. Set Authentication: to Password.
    4. Set User Name to username@hamilton.edu.  Substitute your real user name where “username” appears in this example.
    5. Click OK

    

  1. Back in the main Accounts window, go to the Mailbox Behaviors tab and set the following:
    1. Uncheck: Store Draft messages on the server
    2. Uncheck: Store Sent messages on the server
    3. Permanently erase deleted messages when: Never

  1. Go to the Advanced tab and check the box next to Use SSL
  2. Set Port: to 993.

 

  1. In the main Preferences window, click on Composing at the top of the window.
  2. Save the settings when prompted to.
  3. Check the box to automatically complete addresses and click on the Configure LDAP button.
    1. If there is an existing entry, select it, click Edit. If there is no existing entry, click the plus (+) symbol to create one.
    2. Set the following options:
      1. Name: Hamilton AD
      2. Server: bud2c.hamilton.edu
      3. Check the box next to Use SSL
      4. Port: 3269
      5. Search Base: dc=hamilton,dc=edu
      6. Authentication: Simple
      7. User name: username@hamilton.edu where “username” is your e-mail ID
      8. Password: Enter your network password (computer logon password)

  1. Click Save.
  2. Click Done.
  3. Close the preferences window.
  4. Click on Get Mail and enter your password in order to populate your list of mailboxes.
  5. In the list of mail folders on the left, select the Trash folder within the Gmail folder. With that mailbox selected go to the Mailbox menu, select Use This Mailbox For, and click on Trash.

  1. In the list of mail folders on the left, select the Sent Mail folder within the Gmail folder. With that mailbox selected go to the Mailbox menu, select Use This Mailbox For, and click on Sent.

  1. You're done!

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