1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 18, 2013 10:06 AM by BDAqua
KSamuelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am trying to setup a secondary e-mail account which is a POP account.  However, when I try to setup the new account, Mail detects it as an iMAP account.  Once Mail sets it up as an iMAP account it doesn't work.  I cannot figure out how to override the automatic setup and manually configure it as a POP account.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,070 points)

    Yeah, silly as it seems, OSX is trying to do too much for us, not on 10.8 to test, but try this...

     

     

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                I'm not sure why you would want POP over IMAP.  When IMAP is so much more versatile.

     

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    Anyways if it works like 10.7 Mail.  When adding the account trick it. Do this by just entering some fake email address and password into the boxes and click continue.  It will then say it could not find the correct settings, click continue.  Now you will be given the option to enter everything manually. 

     

    Now you can choose POP and manually enter the POP and SMTP settings for Yahoo.  Which I believe are pop.mail.yahoo.com, Port 995, SSL and smtp.mail.yahoo.com, port 465, SSL, authentication required. Enter your correct email address now.

     

    Once added go back to your accounts list and edit it to make sure that it now lists your correct yahoo address and not the fake address in all areas.

     

    Note: Be sure when entering the fake email address to not use a major provider it likely knows.  So don't choose @gmail, @hotmail, &c instead use something like @weevilfarts.com.

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