This support article describes how to update your IMAP/POP email account password in Mac Mail (also known as ‘Apple Mail’ or just ‘Mail’).
You may need to do this if you have recently changed your email account password.


  1. Open Mail on your Mac.
  2. Click on Mail in the top-menu, then select Preferences.
    mac mail – update imap/pop email password
  3. Select the Email Account you wish to update password for on the left hand side, then click the Server Settings tab.
    mac mail – update imap/pop email password
  4. Under Incoming Mail Server, update the Password field with your new/current password, then click Save near the bottom-right of the window.

    *****Only update the password for Outgoing Settings if the Username is your Conetix-supplied Email Address*****
    mac mail – update imap/pop email password
  5. You have successfully updated your email password.

This article was written for the versions of Mac Mail included in MacOS Catalina (v10.15) and newer.
Mac Mail’s interface and layout may appear differently depending on your version of MacOS.

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