Update the password authentication method for Mac Mail

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-18
  • Authored by: Mawutor Amesawu

To ensure that the settings for Mac Mail are correctly configured, perform the following steps:

  1. In Mac Mail, go to Mail > Preferences.

  2. Click the Accounts tab.
  3. Under Account Information, click the drop-down button next to Outgoing Mail Server and select Edit SMTP Server List.

  4. Click the Advanced tab.

  5. For Authentication, ensure Password is selected rather than MD5 Challenge-Response.

  6. Click OK to close the SMTP window, and then click OK again to close Preferences.

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