How to Fix Mac Mail : Incoming Mail server Grayed Out


Mac OS X Mail program suddenly stopped receiving emails from Email server (ex : Verizon). From mail account settings, incoming mail server is grayed out. So users can’t can mail mail incoming server. This problem mostly happened after OS X Yosemite upgrade.

So how to fix this mail issue?

Solution :-

  1. Navigate to Mail Preferences ->  Accounts Tab and choose your Mail account on the left side.
  2. Click Advanced on the top right.
  3. Uncheck the check box “Automatically detect and maintain account settings”Mac mail automatically detect account settings
  4. Click Save (Get save option by clicking another mail account or closing preferences window and select save when popup box appears).
  5. Restart your system.

This allow you to navigate back to Account information and incoming mail server form is no longer be grayed out.

If you knew any other solutions for OS X Yosemite mail incoming mail server grayed out issue, inform us via comment.

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5 responses to How to Fix Mac Mail : Incoming Mail server Grayed Out

I was able to fix this issue by deleting the users Mac Mail account and recreating it with the same credentials. I believe Apple has material on the Internet on how to solve this problem. Write down all the settings for your Mac Mail account before deleting. I took pictures with my smartphone of each page that had settings. After creating the Mac Mail account I used the pictures to transfer all settings.

This fix worked perfectly, right away!
It seems unpredictable that many different fixes seem to work, or not work, with people with the same problem.
The internet is getting very messy, I'd say.

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