Configuring the Apple Mail client to use EE Email Services is relatively straightforward. Please note that we make use of self-signed SSL certificates to ensure security by encrypting all email connections. Because these SSL certificates are self-signed and not issued by a SSL certificate vendor such as Thawte, your email client may complain about the authenticity of the certificates when you are checking your email or sending outgoing mail. It is harmless to disregard these messages. Your email connection is secure despite these harmless warning messages.
Open up your Apple Mail client and select your current inbox. Select Preferences from the Mail drop-down menu. See Figure One for an illustration.
Once inside Apple Mail's Accounts Section, select your account from the list in the left side panel. Make sure that the Incoming Mail Server is set to mailbox.ee.columbia.edu. Next, click on the button that says Server Settings for the Outgoing Mail Server. See Figure Two for an illustration.
Make sure that the Outgoing Mail Server is mail.ee.columbia.edu. Enter 465 as the Server Port number. Check the box that says Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Make sure that you select Password from the Authentication drop-down menu. Click OK when you are finished. See Figure Three for an illustration.
Click on the Advanced tab. Click on the box that says Use SSL . If you are using IMAP, make sure the Port number is set to 993. If you are using POP, make sure that the Port number is 995. Make sure Password is selected from the drop-down menu. See Figure Four for an example using IMAP. See Figure Five for an example using POP.
When you have finished, press the Red X button in the top right corner of the Accounts panel to close the screen and save your new settings.