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Step by Step Setup Apple OS X.5.8 for Verizon's New Security Settings
Enthusiast - Level 2

This is how I have done it (from

You'll need the following email settings:

  • Incoming mail server (POP3)
  • Incoming Server Port Numbers: 995
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
  • Outgoing Server Port Numbers: 465  Why is this important?
  • Make sure SSL encryption is enabled for the incoming and outgoing mail server.

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In my Mac (a Quicksilver 2002 Dual 1GHz) under Leopard OS X 10.5.8 ... > Preferences > Accounts > Advanced

Choose "Use SSL" ... that changes the Port to 995

I did that for each of my current e-mail Accounts.

Also ... > Accounts > Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) > Edit Server List ...

For each Server Named:

Choose "Use custom port"  ...  and enter 465


Choose "Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)"

For for the record, "POP3" does not show up as an Incoming Server, only "POP" for my Accounts.

I believe this is what Verizon is asking for ...

{edited for TOS violation}

Re: Step by Step Setup Apple OS X.5.8 for Verizon's New Security Settings
Enthusiast - Level 1

Excellent. This works great. I did have to fish around for the actual settings on the outgoing server(s), since that step was missing from your instructions. Thanks for the explanation - I see that Verizon would not supply a Mac explanation (only  Windows).