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Mac® OS X System Administration by Guy Hart-Davis

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CHAPTER 10Set Up E-mail

E-mail is vital to both business life and home life these days—so it’s no surprise that Mac OS X includes a full-fledged e-mail service for sending, receiving, and storing e-mail.

Apple would like e-mail setup to happen with a snap of the fingers, and it sometimes does—or so I’m told. Other times, you’ll need to change several different categories of settings manually to get things working the way you want.

In this chapter, we’ll start by looking at how e-mail works, because you may need to understand the essentials of this in order to get the mail service set up and working. After that, we’ll look at how to turn on and configure the mail service and get it running correctly. Finally, we’ll examine how you connect your ...

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