Setup Dialup Internet & Email in Mac OS X

Creating connection and email account
  • On your desktop click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner. In the menu that drops down click on System Preferences.
System Preferences
  • Click on the Internet icon. The Internet settings window opens on your screen. Select the Email tab.


  • Select the Email tab.
Email Settings
  • Default Mail Reader: Select the email program you want to use.
  • Email Address: Your Sum.Net email address.
  • Incoming Mail Server:
  • Account Type: POP
  • User Account ID: Your Sum.Net Email Account Name (usually leave off the
  • Password: Your password
  • Outgoing Mail Server: (unless you are travelling on a National Dialup account in which case it should be
  • Click on the Network icon.


  • Show: Internal Modem
  • Click on the TCP/IP tab
    • Configure: Using PPP
  • Click on the PPP tab
    • Service Provider: Sum.Net
    • Telephone Number: Enter the local dial-up phone number for where you live. For Sumter County, enter 793-6200 and leave the area code blank.
    • Alternate Number: Leave blank.
    • Account Name: Your Sum.Net username
    • Password: Your password.
    • Save Password: Check this option if you want your Mac to save your password.
    • Click on PPP Options.
    • Make sure "Connect automatically when starting TCP/IP applications" is checked.
  • Finish
    Click Apply Now to save the settings.
    Close the Network Window

    You can now open a web browser or email program and be able to connect to the Internet.