MAC Related FAQ (29 Articles)

How to load an SSH key in Transmit

In order to load an SSH key in Transmit, the key has to be in either PEM or PuTTY (.ppk) format. In case the key file is a passphrase-protected PEM file, you will be prompted for the passphrase upon selecting it. Passphrase-protected .ppk files are not supported. If you are having difficulties loading your SSH […]

How to Connect to Telnet via Mac Terminal

To connect to a server on its Telnet port via your Mac's Terminal application, you need to follow these steps: Open Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal Type the following command telnet yourdomain.com Enter the username and password for your connection If you need additional options, please use¬†telnet --help to get a list of the available […]

Apple/Mac client-side website checks

Prior to posting a website down ticket from your Help Desk it is recommended to test the connectivity between your computer and the server hosting your account. Each Mac OS is delivered with a preinstalled terminal emulator. The terminal is a tool which allows you to execute commands from the command line. Usually, the terminal […]

How to log in to my SiteGround shared account via SSH in Mac OS?

First you should¬†generate an SSH key pair on your Mac OS. Alternatively, you can generate the SSH keys through your cPanel-> SSH/Shell access section. There you should enter the passphrase and get the private key. Then you should load your private SSH key using the following command: computer_local_host_name: ssh-add /Users/Youruser/.ssh/id_dsa Enter passphrase for id_dsa: Identity […]

How to log in to my Cloud hosting/VDS via SSH in Mac OS?

The following instructions are valid only for SiteGround customers. If you are not a SiteGround customer, you can check our general SSH instructions for more information on how to connect to an account via SSH. First you should generate an SSH key pair on your Mac OS. Then you need to load your private SSH […]

How to clear the local DNS cache in Mac OS?

You can flush your local DNS cache in Mac OS by following these easy steps: 1. Open your terminal to use the command line. 2. Type the following command and press Enter: dscacheutil -flushcache Working on MAC to manage your online presence should be a no-brainer if you partner with the right host. Click here […]

How to enable SSH for Cloud VPS on Mac OS

First you need to generate SSH key pair for your connection. Under Mac OS you can do so using the ssh-keygen command. You should run it in the command line. You will be asked for a file where the key should be saved to and for a passphrase (password) for the key. Here is an […]

How to use CyberDuck FTP client for Mac?

First you should download CyberDuck from the official website and install it on your Mac. Then start the application and click Open Connection. In the new window enter the following details: Server: here you should type your domain name or the name of the server that hosts your account i (e.g. siteground200.com) Username: here you […]

How to configure Mac Mail with SMTPs

Secure SMTP (SMTPs) allows you to safely send your email even on non-secure networks. This is very important in order to protect your privacy and account security. Mac Mail offers excellent SMTPs support and the following article describes how to enable it. Even if you are using a different webhost the instructions are similar. The […]

How to configure Mac Mail with POP3s

Secure POP3 (POP3s) allows you to check safely your email even on non-secure networks. This is very important in order to protect your privacy and account security. Mac Mail offers excellent POP3s support and the following article describes how to enable it. Even if you are using a different webhost the instructions are similar. The […]

How to configure Mac Mail with IMAPs

Secure IMAP (IMAPs) allows you to check safely your email even on non-secure networks. This is very important in order to protect your privacy and account security. Mac Mail offers excellent IMAPs support and the following article describes how to enable it. Even if you are using a different webhost the instructions are similar. The […]

How to log in to an account via SSH in Mac OS?

All you need to do to initiate an SSH connection in Mac OS is start your Terminal and execute the following command: user@localhost: ssh USER@HOST_NAME -pPORT USER - the user for which you want to establish the SSH connection. If your account is hosted by SiteGround, this will be the same username as the one […]

How to install and configure FileZilla on Mac OS?

  FileZilla is a free FTP client which is available for most of the popular operating systems including MAC OS. In order to use this FTP client on your MAC you should follow these steps: 1. Download FileZilla to your local computer 2. Install the client 3. Specify your FTP login details 4. Connect to […]

How to manage e-mails with attachments with Mac Mail?

By default, Mail stores the attachment files in your e-mails, even if you have downloaded them somewhere else on your computer. If you have large attachments, this could cause inconvenience. In addition, this will unnecessarily increase the size of your mail box. Browsing for mails with attachments, however, can be a difficult task. Fortunately, there […]

How to Sort Bookmarks in Safari Alphabetically

The Bookmarks tool in your Safari browser gives you a variety of options - you can add, remove, organize in groups, etc your bookmarks. Unfortunately, it lacks one very useful option - you cannot sort your bookmarks alphabetically. There is, however, a workaround for this issue that still allows you to sort bookmarks in Safari […]

My MAC Mail stalls occasionally

Sometimes the e-mail client on MAC computers tends to stall. The best way to fix this issue is to restart it.   However, you do not need to restart the entire computer. If the program has stalled, or seems to be working very slow, choose Window: Activity. This will display a list of the tasks […]

How to synchronize the Junk email settings in MAC Mail?

The Mail application on your MAC has a built-in engine to determine which message is spam and which is not. Each time you mark e-mails as spam or not, your application gets "smarter" and will filter your mails better. This can be a long process and if you have spent some time doing that, it […]

How to import Outlook contacts into the MAC Mail application?

To import your contacts from an Outlook application to the Mail program on your MAC you should follow the easy steps below: 1. Export your Outlook contacts into a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file. 2. Start the Address book. 3. Select File > Import > Text file from the menu. 4. Locate the previously exported […]

How to manage old e-mails with Mac Mail?

It is very useful to auto-remove the old messages from your trash. By doing this, you do not have to regularly clear the trash of your Mail application. This feature can be enabled by following these easy steps: 1. Select Mail > Preferences... from the menu. 2. Click on the Accounts category. 3. Select the […]

How to generate an SSH key pair in Mac OS?

You can generate a key in Mac OS using the ssh-keygen command. You should run it in Terminal. You will be asked for a file in which the key should be saved to and for a passphrase (password) for the key:

This will create a private key written to ~/.ssh/id_dsa and a public […]