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Configuring Mac Mail and iCal for @csulb


Purpose: Identify the process for configuring a mail profile within Mac Mail to work with the new @csulb Microsoft Exchange system.
Requirements: Before configuring the Mail client on Mac you must first either be "hard wired" into the campus domain, connected the wireless campus --domain network, or connected to the Internet from home.
Please note that if there is already a mail profile configured you will need to see the section of this document entitled "help:What to do if I already have an Email Profile setup"

Configuring Mac Mail


To begin the setup process, double click the Mail Icon.

Figure 1: MacMail Icon
This will launch the Mail application and begin the setup process.
Enter your Full Name, @csulb Email Address, and you Password. Press the Continue button.

Figure 2: Add account dialog, fill in information

Provided all information was entered properly and you are connected to the network you will be given a confirmation screen.

Figure 3: Account summary information screen
Once you click the Create button you will be given the detailed setup information.
Figure 4: Account information

Configuring iCal


Note: When Mac Mail is configured with and @csulb account iCal will use those settings to automatically connect to your MS Exchange Mailbox Calendar. These instructions are for people who wish to connect their iCal application to their Exchange Calendar without having a mail profile configured.
Start iCal by clicking the icon shown below.

Figure 5: ICal icon
Go to the iCal menu and choose Preferences.

Figure 6: ICal menu, preferences
Under Preferences choose the Accounts Tab, then click the + to add a new account.
Fill in your associated @csulb account information using your Email address and your @csulb password. Click the Create button.

Figure 7: Add an account dialog

This will take you back to the iCal settings screen. Close this screen and verify you now have connectivity to your Exchange Calendar.

Figure 8: Accounts

What to do if I already have another mail profile configured


If you already have a mail profile configured follow these instructions to add an addition mail profile to your system. In this example a Gmail account is already configured for use with Mac Mail. We will add the MS Exchange @csulb account to be used in addition to the Gmail account.
Open Mac Mail

Figure 9: MacMail icon
In the Mac Mail program got to Mail > Preferences.

Figure 10: MacMail, Mail menu, preferences

Once in preferences you will see the account that is already configured for the Mail program.

Figure 11: MacMail accounts
In order to add an additional Mail profile click the + button.
You will now be required to enter the information for your @csulb Mail Account.

Figure 12: Fill in account information
Click Continue to go to the final step.
Provided all information was entered properly and you are connected to the network you will be given a confirmation screen.

Figure 13: Account summary
Click Create to finalize the Mail Account setup.
Now you will have access to both Mail Accounts within the Mail interface. Note in the example below access to both Gmail and @csulb mail is possible.

Figure 14: Navigation pane, more than one account.