Configuring Apple Mail to Use Comcast Email

  1. Select Mail from the toolbar, then select Preferences from the drop-down menu.
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  3. Click Accounts and then click the + icon in the lower left corner.
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  5. In the first window, enter your Full Name, Email Address ([email protected]), and Password in the corresponding fields.
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  6. Click Continue.
  7. Apple Mail should be able to find the servers for Comcast when you click Create. You should now be at the Accounts window.
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  9. Click the Advanced tab.
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  11. Change the port to 995.
  12. Make sure Use SSL is check-marked.
  13. Make sure Authentication is Password.
  14. Go back to the Account Information tab.
  15. Click the drop-down bar for Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) and choose Edit SMTP Server List.
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  17. Click the Advanced tab.
  18. Use custom port (set to 587) should be chosen.
  19. Make sure Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) has a checkmark.
  20. Make sure Authentication is Password and that User Name and Password are filled in.
  21. Click OK.
  22. Click the Red Button in the upper left and choose to save changes.

As an additional step, third party email clients are often configured to delete messages from the server. This will prevent additional devices from receiving your Comcast email. To use your Comcast email account on multiple devices, you will need to ensure that email messages are not deleted. To configure your Apple Mail client to not delete messages from the server:

  1. Select Mail from the toolbar, then select Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select your Comcast account on the left, then click the Advanced tab.
  3. Uncheck the box next to Remove copy from server after retrieving a message:
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  4. Click the Red Button in the upper left and choose to save changes.