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How to set up Apple mail to work with a Gmail account.
Posted by UCS IT Support 4 on 05 December 2013 03:58 PM

Macintosh How To - How to set up Apple mail to work with a Gmail account.



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Enter your Gmail details into Apple mail on your Mac.


- Open Apple mail, and go to the “Mail’ menubar at the top of the screen and  then select  ’Preferences’  from the menu.

Select preferences from the mail menu




- Select the ‘Accounts’ tab. From here  you can manage your mail accounts.

Accounts tab



- Press the ‘+’ button – this means add a new account.

Add a new account


-  You will be prompted for some details:

Enter your Gmail settings into Apple  mail

  • Where it says ‘full name’  enter your name,  this is not important but it will appear in the ‘ from’  field and can be anything.
  • Where it says ‘email address’   put in your Gmail email address from step 1 above including the at the end.
  • Where it says ‘password’ enter your Gmail password from step 1 above.


It will then verify that the email address and password are correct and then display a confirmation screen. It should say that the Account type is “Gmail IMAP” as follows:

Gmail confirmation screen

- Press ‘Create’

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