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Configuration for macOS

E-mail icon E-mail

Apple Mail: follow these steps → Add an email account to Mail on your Mac [↗ Help from Apple]. with the login informations below.

Other software: use the login informations below to configurate your email inbox, if needed try using the help section of your software.

If you use Thunderbird? visit the page dedicated to Thunderbird.

(Semi-)Automatic configuration

Connection information

  1. Use your email address and Nubo password
  2. If you need to enter a server, use
I have to choose between IMAP and POP3. What are they?

Many software packages offer the option of configuring mailboxes as "IMAP" or "POP3".

  • With IMAP, the contents of your entire inbox, including folders and sub-folders, as well as the various message statuses (read, unread, marked, replied to, forwarded...) are synchronized between your devices, so a change on one is reflected on the others.
  • With POP3, your software simply retrieves new messages from the inbox, without taking care of anything else, and deletes them at regular intervals, making them inaccessible on other devices, and deleting them from your webmail.

IMAP is more recent and is the recommended option.

I am being asked for several names (name, account name, full name, user name…). What should I do?

During configuration, you are often asked to enter the name of the person who will use this mailbox. This option can be called "name", "displayed name", "full name", "your name"... This field is free-form, you just have to enter what you want your correspondents to see when they receive your messages.

If you're asked for a "username", then this is the username associated with your account, so you'll need to re-enter your e-mail address (or your Nubo username - both should work).

If you see "account name" or "description", this is again a free-form field which will let you identify the account in the interface of the software or the application you are setting up.

Manual configuration

If that doesn't work, or you need to enter the information yourself, use the parameters below.

Full configuration information
Incoming (receive) Outgoing (send)
Protocol IMAP (or POP3) SMTP
Port 993 465
Authentication Regular password Regular password
Identifier (user name) Your email address Your email address

Cloud icon Cloud

The application "Nextcloud" allows you to keep a folder automatically synchronised with the one in your cloud and installs an integration in the file manager. This set up will display some icon for synchronisation status on your folders. This integration displays synchronisation status icons on your folders and files, and adds a context menu that lets you right-click to access, edit and share each item.

Download the synchronisation client on the Nextcloud website.

Connection information

  1. Upon opening, select "Connect to Nextcloud"
  2. Enter as server address
  3. In the browser window that opens, log in with your Nubo identifier and password, then authorize access.
  4. Back in the client configuration window, select a local folder and choose what you want to synchronize with the server

Remember to create a 'Nubo' folder as the local folder to be synchronized with the cloud.

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Follow these steps → Synchronize with macOS [↗ Documentation Nextcloud] by using the login informations below.

Login informations to use
  1. Use your Nubo user identification as your username
  2. Your password must be a app password that you will have created
  3. Enter as the server's address
To make an app password

Passwords software enable external applications to be connected using unique passwords.

You can create them and manage them yourself from your cloud.

  1. Open the page 'Security' of your cloud
  2. Enter the app name (at the bottom of the list of devices and sessions recently connected to your account)
  3. Click on 'Create a new app password'
  4. Write down or copy the password displayed, you won't be able to see it after.
  5. Click on 'Finished'
Good to know

When you are creating an app password

  • Give your application a recognisable name, so that you can find it easily in the list of connected sessions.
  • If you did not copy the password, delete the application from the list and start over
  • The QR-code only works with certain application who offer this option when enter login informations

Possible options

Click on the '…' next to an element of the list to display the options - 'Revoke': delete the element from the list, the device or the app will not have access to you account anymore - 'Delete the device' : start a process to erase your data from the application in question - If the application you are configuring does not need access to your files, deselect "Allow access to file manager".

Last update: December 16, 2023