Apple Mail

The configuration of your Mac (Apple) Mail client is a three step process. You will need to ensure that your Outgoing SMTP settings are updated to point to the Pixel Perfect branding server, that your mails are correctly formatted in HTML and that your Character Encoding is set to Western European or UTF-8.

If you follow the step-by-step procedures below, you will be sending Pixel Perfect branded emails in no time!

If you do get stuck along the way, please remember that you can contact the Client Service Team who will be happy to assist.

SMTP Settings

  • Click on the Mail option in the top toolbar – A dropdown menu will appear
  • Click on the Preferences option – The preferences pop up window will open
  • Click on the Accounts button – The accounts information as shown below will be displayed

Mac-Mail-SMTP-1

  • Only the Outgoing SMTP settings are to be changed, so click the drop down arrow list highlighted – A drop down list will be displayed
  • Select the Edit SMTP Server List option – Server account information will be displayed
  • Select the server you wish to change (there will usually only be one option) – The current information will be displayed as shown below

Mac-Mail-SMTP-2

  • Enter “the value provided by Pixel Perfect” as indicated (This will be supplied by your Pixel Perfect representative)
  • Click the Advanced Button – The advanced settings will be displayed as shown below

Mac-Mail-SMTP-3

  • Select the Use custom port radio button and enter 587 as the custom port number
  • Select Password authentication from the dropdown button
  • Enter the user name “the value provided by Pixel Perfect” and the password “the value provided by Pixel Perfect” as indicated (as supplied by your Pixel Perfect representative). *Note that the password is case sensitive, so you must enter it exactly – the capital letters are important!
  • Click the OK button – The screen will close
  • Click the Red x in the top left of the screen – A pop up confirmation screen will be displayed
  • Click the Save button to save your changes

HTML Settings

  • Click on the Mail option in the top toolbar – A dropdown menu will be displayed
    Select the Preferences option from the dropdown menu – A preferenced pop up window will be displayed
    Click on the Composing tab – The composing screen will be displayed as shown below

Mac-HTML-Settings

  • Change the Message Format dropdown to Rich Text
  • Click the Red X

Character Encoding Settings

  • Click on the Message option in the top toolbar – A dropdown list will be displayed
    Click on the Text Encoding option in the dropdown list – A secondary menu will be dispayed
    Select the UTF-8 option from the secondary menu

You are now ready to send branded emails!