How to Switch your Email Client from Port 25 to Port 465 – Apple OS X Mail

Step One:

  • Open OS X Mail.

Step Two:

  • Go to the ‘Mail‘ menu and click ‘Preferences‘.

Step Three:

  • Click on ‘Accounts’.
  • Click on the mail account you wish to edit, you may have multiple accounts so if you do you will need to edit each one separately.
  • Click on the ‘Outgoing Mail Server‘ drop down menu and select ‘Edit SMTP Server List…‘.

Step Four:

  • Go to the ‘Advanced‘ tab
  • Uncheck ‘Automatically detect and maintain account settings
  • Make sure that the port is ‘465’
  • Click ‘OK
  • Close the Accounts window.

Step Five

  • Click on ‘Window’ and click on ‘Connection Doctor’.
  • Wait for the account sitting test to be completed.
  • If the test completed successfully, close the window, and you can use your email normally. Otherwise, submit a support ticket, to help us diagnose the issue, please attach a screenshot of your email sittings and the error you receive.


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