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Exchange Hosting - Mac Mail on SnowLeopard for Exchange 2010

Prerequisites

Active Exchange services, see Add Hosted Services, with a Mac running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and Autodiscover record in place.

 

Summary

This article demonstrates how to setup Mac Mail for Exchange 2010.

Exchange 2010 services only function on Apple computers running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or greater. Mac Mail clients running on OS X 10.5 (Leopard) are not compatible with Exchange 2010 services. Users not meeting the minimum OS requirements should download and install Outlook 2011 or Entourage 2008.

All users need to have an Autodiscover record configured. Check to ensure the target Mac is reachable, if not properly configure an Autodiscover Record.

 


 

Add A New Mail Account To Mac Mail:

1. Click the Mac Mail icon in the object dock. After a brief time the Welcome to Mail window will load. Enter the full name, primary email address, and password associated with the mailbox being configured in Mac Mail, and then click Continue.


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2. Mac Mail will attempt to connect to the exchange server displaying the following image:

 
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After a few moments, the configuration will ask to Verify the Certificate, click Connect.
 

3. The account summary screen will display, check the boxes for Address Book Contacts, and iCal calendars, under Also set up:, then click Create.


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4. The mailbox will now begin to auto-create in Mac Mail. Two additional settings changes will need to be made within the mail account settings. From the menu bar at the top, click Mail, and then select Preferences...


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5. Under the account information section remove the external server address ex2010.myhostedservice.com.  Then click the Advanced tab.


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6. Remove the external server path information: EWS/Exchange.asmx


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7. Close out of the Accounts preferences window and Save the changes made to the account to finish the mailbox setup.


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Add A Mail Account To Mac Mail (to coincide with previously configured accounts):

1. With Mac Mail open, click File from the menu bar, and select Add Account.


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2. The add account window will open, enter the full name, primary email address, and password associated with the mailbox being configured in Mac Mail, and then click Continue.


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3. Mac Mail will attempt to connect to the exchange server displaying the following image:

 
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After a few moments, the configuration will ask to Verify the Certificate, click Connect.
 

4. The account summary screen will display, check the boxes for Address Book Contacts, and iCal calendars, under Also set up:, then click Create.


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5. The mailbox will now begin to auto-create in Mac Mail. Two additional settings changes will need to be made within the mail account settings. From the menu bar at the top, click Mail, and then select Preferences...


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6. Under the account information section remove the external server address ex2010.myhostedservice.com.  Then click the Advanced tab.


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7. Remove the external server path information: EWS/Exchange.asmx


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8. Close out of the Accounts preferences window and Save the changes made to the account to finish the mailbox setup.


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What Is Next?

Backup Data In Outlook 2011

Create A New Identity In Outlook 2011

Download Offline Address Book

Download Outlook 2011

Share A Public Folder In Outlook 2011

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