How to set up your email on a Mac

Choose your email address domain from the drop-down below to see the POP/SMTP settings for centurylink.net, qwestoffice.net or other domains.

 

Other domains include the following:

  • centurytel.net 
  • clds.net 
  • coastalnow.net 
  • cochill.net 
  • cswnet.com 
  • elpasotel.net 
  • embarqmail.com 
  • emadisonriver.com 
  • emadisonriver.net
  • gallatinriver.net 
  • grics.net 
  • gulftel.com 
  • madisonriver.biz 
  • mebtel.net 
  • qwest.net 
  • q.com

Reminder: You must create your email address before you can set it up on your device. 

NOTE: Email setup can vary by operating system. The steps on this page are general. If you have trouble, refer to the instructions for your specific system. You will need the POP/SMTP settings for your email account to complete setup or to edit your email settings. Select your email from the dropdown above to see the correct settings.

  1. To set-up your e-mail:
    a. Select the "Mail" stamp icon. If the email setup wizard doesn't start...
    b. Select "Mail"
    c. Select "Add Account"
screenshot of email setup for Mac, showing mail settings
  1. Select "Add Other Mail Account," then select "Continue."
 
screenshot of email setup for Mac, showing email account choices
  1. Do the following:
    a. Enter your "Full Name"
    b. Enter your "Email Address"
    c. Enter your "Password"
    d. Select "Create"
screenshot of email setup for Mac, showing account creation
  1. You have completed setup.

    If you see a screen that says "Account must be manually configured," select "Next" and proceed to the next step.
screenshot of email setup for Mac, showing manual configuration
  1. Do the following:
    a. Select the POP tab
    b. Enter pop.centurylink.net for the "Mail Server"
    c. Enter your full email address for the "User Name"
    d. Enter your password
    e. Select "Next"
screenshot of email setup for Mac, showing incoming server settings
  1.  Enter 995 for the port and check "Use SSL," then select "Next."
screenshot of email setup for Mac, showing incoming port server settings
  1. For the Outgoing Mail Server info, do the following:
    a. Enter smtp.centurylink.net for the "SMTP Server"
    b. Enter your full email address for the "User Name"
    c. Enter your password
    d. Select "Create"
 
screenshot of email setup for Mac, showing outgoing server settings
  1. Enter 587 for the port and un-check "Use SSL," then select "Create" to finish setup.
screenshot of email setup for Mac, showing outgoing server port settings

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