How to access mail postfix server from my Mac , or set up internet account in mail app on el captan?

Posted March 20, 2017 4k views
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Trying to set up internet accounts on my Mac and am not sure how to access the postfix email server to retrieve and send emails from my Mac through the postfix server. How do I add this to my computer? Postfix is all set up on my server just need to know what settings I need to select on my Mac in order to get and send email from the mail app in El Capitan.


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Hi @tengence
That’s not how Postfix works and not part of it’s job. You need to setup something else to actual store the emails and serve that over IMAP or POP3.

hansen Do you have any suggestions?

If I chose not to run my own what service would you recommend , it has to be very secure!

  • @tengence

    Define “very secure”. Are you talking about stability and backups, or are you talking about someone being able to read your mail?

    Google (Gmail) has a very stable system and they’ll take care of backup for you.
    If you’re talking about encryption, then ProtonMail might be where you want to look.