How To configure The Bigpond Mail Settings Mac?

Bigpond is an email service offered under the Telstra brand name. The users can access their accounts through smartphones or desktop email clients if they can’t log in through the webmail version. They can also check or send messages through any third-party or desktop email programs such as Outlook, Apple Mail, etc. Follow the below steps to configure Bigpond mail settings.

Bigpond Mail Settings


To set the Bigpond mail on your mac, you must know the incoming and outgoing server address and server port number for IMAP and POP.

Incoming server details- IMAP:

  1. Server address:
  2. Server port: 993
  3. Encrypted connection: SSL

Incoming server details- POP:

  1. Server address:
  2. Server port: 995
  3. Encrypted connection: SSL

Outgoing server details:

  1. Server address:
  2. Server port: 465 (recommended) or 587
  3. Encrypted connection: SSL/TLS on port 465 (recommended) or STARTTLS on port 587


  1. Open the mail. If you don’t have a mail account, a window will directly take you to the Add Account window.
  2. If you want to add another account, select the Mail tab from the top menu bar and click on the Add Account option.
  1. In the Add Account window, choose the Add Other Mail Account option and click Continue.


  1. The Add a Mail Account window will appear on the screen and ask you to enter the following details.
  2. Enter your name so that your name will appear when you send a mail to someone.
  3. Enter your full email address. It will be your email address for your newly created account.
  4. Enter your Email Password. It will be the password for your email account.
  5. After providing your mail information, remember to click on the Sign In option.
  6. Now, Apple Mail will display a message on the screen, saying that “Unable to verify account name and password.”
  7. This message will usually come. Now, you must enter the following settings on the message screen.


Enter the following details on the message screen.

  1. Enter your newly created email address in the Email Address slot.
  2. Type your full email address in the User Name slot.
  3. Enter the email password of your mail account on the Password slot.
  4. Select your account type as IMAP or POP from the drop-down list.
  5. Now, refer to the IMAP and POP settings on the top of this page and type the incoming and outgoing mail server details on the respective slot.
  6. Click on the Sign In button to complete the settings.


  1. After finishing the Sign In progress, you need to select the apps you wish to use for the email account.
  2. Now, make sure to choose the Mail app from the list.
  3. If you want to add some more apps, then select them from the list.
  4. Select the Done option.

By following the instructions, you can efficiently complete the Bigpond mail settings on your mac.