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Setup Apple Mail (MacOS mail.app) to work with mkryptor cloud

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2013 04:05PM BST


This guide assumes that you already have an email account configured in mail.app. In this guide we will show you how to modify an account to send messages with mkryptor cloud.

There are 3 steps in this guide:
  1. Find existing SMTP settings
  2. Add new SMTP Server settings
  3. [Optional] Add outbound settings to mkryptor cloud service

Step 1 - Find existing SMTP settings

In this section we'll take a note of how you currently send emails. We may need this information later in Step 3.
  • Start by opening Mail
  • From the menu at the top of the screen, go to Mail->Preferences (or press Command+,)
Open Mail->Preferences (Command ,)
  • The Accounts windw should open
  • Pick the account that you want to edit from the list of accounts on the left
  • Click the dropdown list for Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)
Choose account and click Outgoing SMTP server
  • From the list, choose Edit SMTP Server List...
Edit SMTP Server List
  • Take a note of the Server Name, you may need this later for the mkryptor cloud settings page (outbound settings)
Account Info
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • Take a note of the User Name and Authentication type, you may need this later for the mkryptor cloud settings page (outbound settings)

Step 2 - Add new SMTP server settings

In this step we will add the settings that Apple Mail needs for communicating with the mkryptor service...
  • Click the + button below the list of SMTP servers. This will add a new SMTP server
  • In the Description box type: mkryptor
  • In the Server Name box type: cloud.mkryptor.com
  • Note: If you are not using mkryptor cloud, type the address of your private mkryptor server instead
add new smtp server
  • Now click the advanced tab
  • Click the drop-down box next to Authentication and select Password
set authentication
  • Enter your fresh skies username and password in the Username and Password boxes
  • Note: If you are not using mkryptor cloud, then enter the username and password given to you by your administrator for your private mkryptor service
set credentials
  • Click OK to save the new SMTP server and return to the Accounts window
  • Click the drop-down next to Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) and choose "mkryptor" from the list
choose new smtp server
  • Check the Use only this server checkbox
Check use only this server
  • Click the close button in the top-left to close the Accounts window
  • You'll be prompted to save changes to the account
  • Click Save
close and save

That's it. Any messages that you send from now on should go through mkryptor.

Step 3 - [Optional] Add outbound settings to mkryptor cloud service

Note: This step is only relevant if you are using mkryptor cloud. If you are using a private mkryptor server then your administrator will already have taken care of this step for you.

To add your outbound settings to mkryptor cloud, see this article.
Note: If mkryptor cloud does not manage to find your settings automatically then use the settings that you noted in Step 1
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