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How to Set Up Cox Email on Mac Mail

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Introduction

Email is a great way to keep up with friends, family, and business associates around the world. This guide will help you set up your Mac laptop or desktop to access your Cox email account using the built-in Mail program.
Cox and Mac Mail
Fast Settings
If you are familiar with setting up a mail account, and just want the settings, they are provided below. Otherwise, continue with this guide for simple instructions to set everything up.
User Name The part of your email address before the @ sign.
Password Your email password.
Account Type IMAP
Incoming Mail Server imap.cox.net
Incoming Mail Server Port 993
Incoming Mail Server Encryption Yes, SSL
Outgoing Mail Server smtp.cox.net
Outgoing Mail Server Port
  • 465 for SSL or SSL/TLS
  • 587 for TLS or None
Cox Webmail
If you'd like to test your password, or simply use webmail instead.

1 Add Cox Account to macOS

macOS works by combining all your Internet accounts in one place. By adding your Cox account to your Internet Accounts list, the Mail program will set itself up automatically.

  1. Select the Apple menu, then select System Preferences.
    macOS Mojave Apple Menu with System Preferences highlighted.
  2. Select Internet Accounts, then select Add Other Account.
    Internet Accounts Preferences
    Internet Accounts with Add Other Account highlighted.
  3. Select Mail account.
    Internet Account with Mail account highlighted.
  4. Enter Your Name, your Email Address, and Password, then select Sign In.
    Add a Mail account with Name, Email Address, Password, and Sign In button highlighted.
  5. You may now launch the Mail program from your Dock or Applications to check your email.
    Mac Mail

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Email is a great way to keep up with friends, family, and business associates around the world. This guide will help you set up your Mac laptop or desktop to access your Cox email account using the built-in Mail program.
Cox and Mac Mail
Fast Settings
If you are familiar with setting up a mail account, and just want the settings, they are provided below. Otherwise, continue with this guide for simple instructions to set everything up.
User Name The part of your email address before the @ sign.
Password Your email password.
Account Type IMAP
Incoming Mail Server imap.cox.net
Incoming Mail Server Port 993
Incoming Mail Server Encryption Yes, SSL
Outgoing Mail Server smtp.cox.net
Outgoing Mail Server Port
  • 465 for SSL or SSL/TLS
  • 587 for TLS or None
Cox Webmail
If you'd like to test your password, or simply use webmail instead.

macOS works by combining all your Internet accounts in one place. By adding your Cox account to your Internet Accounts list, the Mail program will set itself up automatically.

  1. Select the Apple menu, then select System Preferences.
    macOS Mojave Apple Menu with System Preferences highlighted.
  2. Select Internet Accounts, then select Add Other Account.
    Internet Accounts Preferences
    Internet Accounts with Add Other Account highlighted.
  3. Select Mail account.
    Internet Account with Mail account highlighted.
  4. Enter Your Name, your Email Address, and Password, then select Sign In.
    Add a Mail account with Name, Email Address, Password, and Sign In button highlighted.
  5. You may now launch the Mail program from your Dock or Applications to check your email.
    Mac Mail