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Macintosh mail - Set up for the first time

If you'd like to send and receive Bell Aliant email using the Macintosh Mail program, we can help you set it up. You simply need to add our email settings into your email program.

For quick reference, use the following checklist to configure Macintosh Mail for the first time. For more guidance, follow the detailed step-by-step instructions.  

What you need before you start

  • An installed copy of Macintosh Mail
  • Your Bell Aliant email address and password
  • In order to setup your email program on your computer or mobile device, you will need the following email settings.

    Note: If you are have your own custom domain, you will need to use different settings for your custom domain (usually pop.customdomain.com or smtp.customdomain.com)

    Incoming mail settings:

     POP:  pop.bellaliant.com 
     Port:  110
     Authentication:  Username and password

    OR

     IMAP:  imap.bellaliant.com
     Port:  143
     Authentication:  Username (full email address) and password

    Outgoing mail settings:

     SMTP:

    smtpa.bellaliant.net

    Note: Effective July 29th, Bell Aliant has enabled SMTP Authentication to allow for your mobile devices to send email regardless of where you are located without the need to change your settings each time you travel.

     Port:  2225
     Authentication  Username and password

Checklist

  • Launch Macintosh Mail
  • Enter your account information
  • Enter the Incoming Mail Server information
  • Leave Incoming Mail Security settings as default
  • Enter the Outgoing Mail Server information
  • Click Create

Follow these easy steps

  1. Launch the Macintosh Mail program.
  2. Enter the following Welcome to Mail information:
    • Full Name: Enter your full name
    • Email Address: Enter your Bell Aliant email address
    • Password: Enter your password
  3. Click Continue.

  4. Enter the following Incoming Mail Server information and click Continue:
    • Account Type: Choose POP 
    • Description: Anything can be used here to identify the account
    • Incoming Mail Server: pop.bellaliant.com
    • User Name: Enter your complete email address
    • Password: Should be entered from previous screen

  5. Leave the Incoming Mail Security settings as default.
  6. Click Continue.

  7. Enter the following Outgoing Mail Server information and click Continue:
    • Description: Anything can be used here to identify the account
    • Outgoing Mail Server: smtpa.bellaliant.net
    • Check Use only this server
    • Check Use Authentication
    • User Name: Enter your complete email address
    • Password: Should be entered from previous screen  

  8. The following screen should appear with a summary of your settings. Click Create.

  9. To set your outgoing mail server port to 2225, click on Tools.
  10. Click on the account you just created and click Advanced.
  11. Select Use custom port and enter 2225.
  12. Click on OK

    You have successfully configured Macintosh Mail for the first time!