Auto-configure Macintosh Mail for Exchange – (MACMAIL)

**Auto-configure Macintosh Mail for Exchange**

IMPORTANT: The setup for connecting Macintosh Mail, iCal and Address Book to your Exchange mailbox is a
very simple and straightforward process if you have the AutoDiscover CNAME record properly setup for your
domain. The AutoDiscover CNAME record is identified in the “Welcome to Exchange” email that was sent when
you ordered the Exchange hosted Exchange service.

Exchange AutoDiscover CNAME Record:

1. Open the Mail application

2. From the Menu options, select File and then Add Account…

3. From The Add Account window complete the fields related to your Exchange Account; click [Continue] when
you are finished:

  • The display name for your account
  • Email Address: Enter your primary email address associated with your Exchange mailbox
  • Password: Enter the password associated with your Exchange mailbox



4. If your domain has the correct Autodiscover CNAME record configuration, and the inputs entered in the Add
Account window are correct, the Macintosh mail program will search the Internet for your Exchange mailbox
configuration settings and automatically connect to your Exchange mailbox.

  • It may take several minutes for your Exchange mailbox data to be downloaded to the mail program and populate your Exchange mailbox folders.

5. The iCal and Address Book applications are automatically connected to the same Exchange mailbox
configured through the Mail application. You should see both iCal and Address Book applications populated
with the data associated with your Exchange mailbox account.



Supported Exchange Features:


  • Send and receive Exchange messages in either plain text or HTML
  • Organize messages with Exchange mail folders
  • Manage event invitations from the inbox
  • Autocomplete addresses from the Global Address List (GAL), contact folders, and distribution lists
  • Find messages instantly using Spotlight search
  • Preview document and file attachments using Quick Look
  • Set message priorities
  • Manage quota limits
  • Access mail offline


  • View and edit Exchange contacts
  • Organize your events on multiple calendars
  • Sent and receive event invitations
  • Schedule meetings using free/busy availability for information
  • Find the earliest time available for attendees using Auto Pick
  • Delegate your calendar to colleagues
  • Book rooms and resources
  • Add alarms to events
  • Attach files to events
  • Autocomplete event attendees and resources form the Global Address List (GAL), contact folders, and
  • distribution lists
  • Access Exchange calendars, events, and tasks offline


  • View and edit Exchange contacts
  • Organize contacts into Exchange contact folders
  • Search the Global Address List (GAL)
  • Copy GAL contacts to contact folders
  • Find contacts instantly using Spotlight search
  • Access contact photos
  • Drag contacts to iCal to create meetings
  • Access contacts offline

Notes and Tasks

  • View and edit Exchange tasks
  • Assign a due date to a task
  • Assign a priority to a task
  • Assign an alarm to a task
  • Mark a task completed
  • View and Edit Exchange notes
  • View Exchange notes in inbox has written 85 articles