9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2007 5:28 PM by Will McD
Will McD Level 1 (0 points)
I am coming from the PC world to Mac...how do I set up my 3 account email from a POP account to my MacBook Pro?
I can get email from the primary acc't, but can not get the others????

i have my own domain with my name www.willmcdaniel.com
I have it set up with 3 email accounts
will, info and office@willmcdaniel.com

I have the mail program set up now, but it is only getting mail from will@willmcdaniel.com but can not get mail from the other acc'ts...
i have all 3 listed in the email address section of the account set up.
can anyone help??

MacBook PRO   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   FORMER PC USER

MacBook PRO   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   FORMER PC USER
  • Matt Clifton Level 7 (29,855 points)
    Hi Will

    You have to set up three separate accounts in Mail Preferences - you can't simply use one account for all three addresses. It sounds like most details should be the same except for the full email, user name and password.

  • Will McD Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Matt
    the account has the different users but the log in and password is the same for all of them...any suggestions on how to do that??
    I am thinking that i may have to forward the email from the other accounts to the main one...
  • David Gimeno Gost Level 7 (20,775 points)
    Something doesn’t make sense here. What does “the account has the different users but the log in and password is the same for all of them” mean? How can the “log in” be the same if the “users” are different?
  • Will McD Level 1 (0 points)
    I have one account, willmcdaniel.com
    i have set up 3 emails. each one is a seperate email address at willmcdaniel.com
    each has its own idenity. will@willmcdaniel, info@willmcdaniel.com, and office@willmcdaniel.com
    their is only one log in to get to them all, but each has its own account...does that make sence?
    I do not have to log in to each of them seperately I just have to log in to get to the account.
    thanks for all your help, sorry I can not be more specific....Wll
  • David Gimeno Gost Level 7 (20,775 points)
    No, it doesn’t make sense, as you appear to be contradicting yourself when you say that you have one account and also that each email address has its own account. Moreover, it isn’t clear at all what do you mean by “log in”...
  • Will McD Level 1 (0 points)
    i have my web site hosted by a place called ipower, i have one account there.
    i have a log in and password to get to the admin part of the site.
    so that is what i mean by one account.
    there in the admin part of the host site i was able to set up 3 different email "accounts" will, info, and office@willmcdaniel.com, all of them for my www.willmcdaniel.com page.
    they are pop accounts. are they considered three accounts or just three different or alias email from the same account?
    is it possible to get all three of them to be set up in the mail program??
    i have them set up like that on my old PC...I would be more than happy to call you or let you call me about this topic...my number is on my web page.
    does that make sense???
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Hello Will.

    If each additional email address shares the same user name, incoming mail server and password as the initial/primary email account/address, the additional email addresses are aliases to the primary.

    You cannot access an alias email address to a primary account/address as a separate account with Mail.

    To access the alias email addresses, add each alias email address to the email address field separated by a comma for the primary account already created with Mail under the Account Information tab for the account preferences.
  • Will McD Level 1 (0 points)
    I did that, still not getting all the emails...not from the info or the office emails..
    any thing else to try??
    is there a setting that i dont have set right??
  • David Gimeno Gost Level 7 (20,775 points)
    What identifies a mail account are the User Name and the Incoming Mail Server, not the Email Address. Only you can know whether each of these accounts has a separate User Name or not. There is no way for me to know that.

    If the User Name is the same for all of them, then this is what is commonly known as aliases. Read Mail Help’s “Adding multiple email alias addresses to an account” article for more information on how this works in Mail.

    If the User Name is different for each mail account, however, as appears to be the case here, then you must set up a separate mail account for each of them in Mail.