Setting up your email account in Apple macOS or iOS

Recommended Method (via Mobileconfig)

  • Email, contacts and calendars can be configured automatically on Apple devices by installing a profile. To download a profile you must login to the messaging UI first.

Mobileconfig for Mail & Calendar (IMAP, SMTP and Cal/CardDAV)

  • This method configures IMAP, CardDAV and CalDAV.
    • Download and open mailcow.mobileconfig.
    • Enter the unlock code (iPhone) or computer password (Mac).
    • Enter your email password three times when prompted.

Mobileconfig for Mail Only (IMAP, SMTP - no DAV)

  • This method configures IMAP and SMTP only.
    • Download and open mailcow.mobileconfig.
    • Enter the unlock code (iPhone) or computer password (Mac).
    • Enter your email password when prompted.

Alternate Method (Exchange ActiveSync emulation)

  • On iOS, Exchange ActiveSync is also supported as an alternative to the procedure above. It has the advantage of supporting push email (i.e. you are immediately notified of incoming messages), but has some limitations, e.g. it does not support more than three email addresses per contact in your address book. Follow the steps below if you decide to use Exchange instead.
    • Open the Settings app, tap Mail, tap Accounts, tap Add Account, select Exchange.
    • Enter your email address (username@domainname.tld) and tap Next.
    • Enter your password, tap Next again.
    • Finally, tap Save.

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