How to use email with Apple Mail
Disable Junk Filter
We suggest to disable Apple Mail's junk filter (
Preferences -> Junk Mail -> Uncheck
Enable junk mail filtering), as it typically yields many false positives and we have our own spam filter on the D-PHYS mailserver.
Add a new D-PHYS email account
When you first start Apple Mail, you will automatically be presented with a dialog to add an account. If you are already using Apple Mail, go to
Preferences -> Accounts and click the
+ in the lower left corner to add a new account. Select
Add Other Mail Account.
Next you will be prompted for your full name, email address and D-PHYS password.
In the next window, select IMAP as account type. The incoming mail server is
imap.phys.ethz.ch and fill in your D-PHYS username and password.
In some cases you are requested to confirm the incoming mail server settings. Make sure to check
SSL to enable encryption.
mail.phys.ethz.ch as outgoing mail server.
In a final step confirm to use
SSL and password authentication when sending mails.
You should now be able to read and send emails from Apple Mail.
Check Settings for Receiving Mail
This section helps you to check your settings. This can be useful if you have already set up your D-PHYS mail account but experience problems. Open the Apple Mail Preferences and select the
Accounts Tab. Your settings should more or less correspond to what is shown below.
Use SSL must be checked in the
Advanced settings, as well as
Password for authentication.
Check Settings for Sending Mail
If you have trouble sending emails please compare your settings to the screenshots below. First you need to click
Edit SMTP Server List from the
Outgoing Mail Server drop-down menu.
The description is arbitrary, but the outgoing server name is
Use SSL is checked and that your D-PHYS username and password are correct. The port can either be 25 or 587.