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How to Edit or Delete an existing email account from the Mac OS Mail application?

If you added an email account from IP.GR in the Mail application of your Mac computer and for some reason you want to Edit the preferences of this account or Delete the account entirely you can follow the steps below. 

In order to Edit your account preferences: 

  1. Select the Mail icon from the dock bar at the bottom of your screen or find the Mail application in the Applications folder.
  2. When the Mail application open select Preferences from the drop down menu.
  3. Then click the Accounts option and select the account that you want to Edit.
    • Inside the Advanced tab, uncheck the "Automatically detect and maintain" option if it is enabled and Save the settings.
    • Go back again to your Account Preferences.
    • Edit and change the necessary information of your account, like the Incoming Mail Server, Username and Password.
    • Click Save and close the Preferences.
  4. The next step is to edit the settings for the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) which you will find in the pop-up menu named Edit SMTP Server List. Edit a server or if you want add a new one by following the steps below: 
    • Click the Server Name option and type the necessary information.

    • Click OK to save the settings.

    • Try to send an email to yourself to verify that the information you typed are correct.

In order to Delete your account:

  1. Select the Mail icon from the dock bar at the bottom of your screen or find the Mail application in the Applications folder.
  2. When the Mail application open select Preferences from the drop down menu.
  3. Then click the Accounts option and select the account that you want to Delete.
  4. Click the Remove (-) icon.
  5. When the confirmation message appears and you are sure about this decision click the Remove option.
Attention! Your messages and mailboxes will be deleted from your computer. Make a backup if necessary.

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