With your Mac's Apple Mail software you can configure any number of email addresses so that you only have to go to one centralized location for all of your important messages. During setup, you will be prompted for your email address and password, after which the Apple Mail software will attempt to automatically configure the account's server settings. Custom email accounts -- like the one you use with your GoDaddy domain, for example -- will require a slightly more detailed manual configuration.
Navigate your Web browser to GoDaddy's Email Setup Center (link in Resources). Log in using your GoDaddy email address and password.
Look for the "Messages Sent Today" data -- located in the General Information pane -- and ensure that you have SMTP relays available. By default, GoDaddy allows 250 relays (or outgoing messages) per day, though you can purchase more if needed.
Take note of the server information displayed under "Email Server Settings." If necessary, refer to the "Email Cheat Sheet," available on Apple's site (link in Resources) for the individual settings you will need for setting up your Apple Mail client.
Launch Apple Mail. If this is your first account setup, you will be prompted immediately for your account information. If not, select "File" and then "Add Account."
Enter your full name as you would like it displayed to email recipients, your full GoDaddy email address and your account password. Click "Continue."
Select your GoDaddy account type -- unless otherwise noted, most GoDaddy accounts support POP functionality -- and a description of the email address for your own identification purposes.
Enter the incoming mail server name that was listed in your Email Setup Center, your full email address in the "User Name" field and your email account password.
Choose "Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)" if prompted for incoming mail security, select "Password" and click "Continue."
Enter a description for your incoming and outgoing servers -- this is only for your own identification needs -- and select "Use Authentication." Enter your full email address in the "User Name" field and your email account password where prompted.
Click "Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)" if prompted for outgoing mail security and then select "Password."
Verify your settings in the Account Summary. If all is correct, select "Take Account Online" and then click "Create."
- To purchase additional SMTP relays, log into your Account Manager (link in Resources), select "Email," click "Launch" next to the appropriate email account and then click "Buy More SMTP Relays."
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