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How do I setup Mac Mail to use May First/People Link email?

This tutorial is based on the default Mac Mail application, version 3.6 (OS X 10.5.8, Leopard). It assumes your domain name is and your username is joyfull.

  • From the File menu, select Add Account...

Add account screenshot

  • Fill in your full name as you'd like it to be displayed on outgoing emails, your email address, and your email password. This password should have been assigned to you by May First or by your organization's account manager when your email account was created; it's the same one you use to access May First webmail. Click Continue.

Account Information

  • Select either POP or IMAP from the Account Type dropdown menu. (For help understanding and choosing between the two, see this guide from our wiki.) Enter a Description that will help you remember what account this is. Enter your account's server address in the Incoming Mail Server field. This is the Server name that you choose when using May First webmail, all lowercase, followed by "". For example, if you select "Albizu" from the Server menu when logging into webmail, your incoming mail server is "". You can also ask your organization's account manager or log into the May First Member Control Panel and check what your primary host is from there. Enter your account's username and password; again, these are the same username and password that you enter when logging into May First webmail.

Incoming Mail Server screenshot

  • If you get the following error about not being able to connect to the server - you can safey ignore it. You are getting the error because we haven't properly setup security yet.

  • Set your incoming security settings (NOTE: Make sure Authentication is set to "password").

  • Enter your outgoing mail information. Note - your outgoing username and password is the same as your incoming username and password. And your outgoing server name should be the same as your incoming server name.

  • Set your outgoing security settings.

  • You should see a summary like this.

  • When all is finished, it should look something like this:

  • Last step: If you click on Server Settings, make sure server port is set to 587, the SSL box is checked and the Authentication is set to Password.

This tutorial is dedicated with love, solidarity and joy to Prince and his dual monitor G5.

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