Continuing on from yesterday’s post, today I’ll detail a seemingly little known feature of Apple’s Mail.app in 10.5 and after (pretty sure it doesn’t support 10.4).
Anyone who has set up a gmail account in Mail.app knows that once you put in your email address “[email protected]” and a password, it just magically figures out the mail servers, sets SSL, and you’re good to go. What you may NOT know, is that you can make Mail.app do this for your customers when they put in their email address for your system.
The process is pretty easy. What you need to do is create a file called MailAccounts.plist, in that file, you put something like the following: