How to enable SSL in Apple Mail (OSX 10.10 - 10.11)

Quick Overview...
To enable SSL on your email account in Apple Mail, go to your Incoming and Outgoing mail server settings and make sure that SSL is ticked in the Advanced section for both mail server settings.

Detailed Instructions...

Step 1: IMAP SSL Settings
Open Apple Mail.

Go to the Mail menu (top left of screen) and choose Preferences.

1. Select the Accounts button (top left of Preferences panel).

2. Select the account that requires SSL enabling.
    (from the white panel on the left).

3. Click Advanced in the main panel on the right.

4. Check the box to enable SSL

This should automatically change the Port number to either 995 for POP3 accounts or 993 for IMAP accounts.
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Step 2: SMTP SSL Settings
Ensure Account Information is selected.

Then, click on to the drop down menu...

Next to where it says Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):





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Step 3: SMTP SSL Settings
To get to the outgoing SSL settings...

Go to  Edit SMTP Server List from the drop down menu.



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Step 4: SMTP SSL Settings
Click on to the Advanced button.

Ensure Automatically detect and maintain account settings is un-checked.

Port: 465 

Use SSL: Yes

Authentication: Password.

User Name: Your full email address.

Password: Your email account password.



When all of the settings are in place click OK
Close the preferences window and Save the changes if asked.

That's it, your incoming and outgoing secure Socket Layer (SSL) should be enabled.


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