Manually configure Mac Mail for email hosted on Exchange 2013

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-28
  • Authored by: Mawutor Amesawu

This article describes how to set up your Microsoft Exchange 2013 email account with Mac Mail.

Note: Exchange 2013 only runs with the 10.6 or higher OS (operating system). To see what OS you’re running, select the Apple icon located in the top left hand corner and then About This Mac.

  1. Open Mac Mail and select File and then Add Account.

  2. On the next screen, enter your full name, entire email address, and password. Click Continue.

  3. Enter the following information into the fields:

    • Account Type - Select Exchange.

    • Description - Enter a descriptive name of your choice for your mail account (for example, Work Mail).

    • Incoming mail server - In the Server address field, enter the value you find for this in your control panel at (for Admins) or User Control Panel at At either control panel, look for the incoming mail Server in the Client Setup section.

    • User Name - Enter your entire email address (for example,

    • Password - Enter the password associated with the email account you are setting up.

    Note: The Address Book and iCal Calendar auto setup features are optional.

    • Click the Continue button, and then click the Create button. Your account will then connect and mail data will begin to populate into your inbox.

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