How to configure Apple Mail 3.0 for your TDS email account

  1. Browse to www.tds.net.
  2. Click the Check TDS Email button and log in.
  3. Accept our Terms of Service.
  4. Once successfully logged in, click on Settings at the top of the page.
  5. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  6. Select Enable POP for all mail and click Save Changes.
  7. Open Apple Mail. 
  8. Click Mail, and select Preferences.
  9. Open the Accounts button toward the top of the screen 
  10. Highlight your existing email account on the left side (or create new) *Warning* If an existing email account is deleted, all current settings, folders and emails associated with that account will be lost. It is recommended that you edit an existing account instead of deleting it. 
  11. Update the settings on this page as follows: 
    • Description: TDS 
    • Email Address: Your full TDS email address 
    • Full Name: Your name (can be anything). 
    • Incoming Mail Server: Mail.tds.net
    • Username: Your full TDS email address 
    • Password: Your password
    • Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): Mail.tds.net 
  12. Click on the drop down menu next to Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) and select Edit Server List. 
  13. Highlight the current server name 
  14. Click on the Account Information tab and update the server Name to smtp.gmail.com
  15. Click on the Advanced tab and change the following:
    • Check Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 
    • Set the Server Port to 587
    • Set Authentication to Password
    • Enter your email address (for example username@tds.net or TDS hosted domain email address) in the User Name field
    • Enter your password in the Password field
  16. Click OK at the bottom of the window 
  17. Click on the Advanced tab and update the server settings as follows:
    • Check the box next to Use SSL
    • Make sure the Port is set to 995 
  18. Click the Close (X) button in the upper left hand corner of the screen. 
  19. Click the Save button Congratulations! You've completed configuring your client to send and retrieve messages!

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