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How to access Gmail through Apple Mail

How to access Gmail through Apple Mail

Posted October 1, 2007 at 11:49pm by iClarified
Your Gmail email can be easily accessed through Apple Mail. Here is how:

Step One
Log into your Gmail account. If you don't have one you can sign up here: http://www.gmail.com

Step Two
Once signed in click on the Settings link in the top right hand corner.
How to access Gmail through Apple Mail

Step Three
Select the Forwarding and Pop tab from the settings window.

Step Four
Select the option called Enable Pop for all mail and click Save Changes
How to access Gmail through Apple Mail

Step Five
Launch Apple Mail by clicking on its icon in the dock.

Step Six
Select Preferences from the Mail menu or press Command-, on the keyboard.
How to access Gmail through Apple Mail

Step Seven
Go to the accounts tab and click on the + sign at the bottom left hand corner.
How to access Gmail through Apple Mail

Step Eight
A popup will appear asking you to fill in your account information. Fill in the information applicable to your gmail account and then click Create.
How to access Gmail through Apple Mail

Step Nine
Apple mail will then automatically find and set the correct server information for Gmail. When setup completes you will return to the Accounts tab of Apple Mail Preferences. Your window should look like this:
How to access Gmail through Apple Mail

Step Ten
Close the Preferences window and return to your inbox. It should look like this!
How to access Gmail through Apple Mail

NOTE**: For those interested the manual setup for the servers is:

Username: gmail username (whats before @gmail.com)
Password: gmail password
Incoming Mail Server: pop.gmail.com
Incoming Mail Server Port: 995
Incoming Mail Server Use SSL: Yes
Incoming Mail Server Authentication: Password
Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.gmail.com
Outgoing Mail Server Port: 25
Outgoing Mail Server Use SSL: Yes
Outgoing Mail Server Authentication: Password

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iClarified - November 30, 2007 at 8:25am
This tutorial was written using Mail 3. What fields are you missing? I'll check to see if it needs to be updated.
shawn - November 29, 2007 at 4:03pm
Mail 3.x doesn't seem to allow you to specify different ports for outgoing vs. incoming. Some of the settings fields from Mail 2.x are no longer there.
Dorrit - October 9, 2007 at 6:30pm
wow, truly a tech angel for us noobs! Thank you, iClarified!
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iClarified Support - October 8, 2007 at 12:00pm
Hi, The tutorial is written using Mac OS X Leopard. That is most likely why you are not seeing the same options. If you are still using Tiger you can input the settings manually. If you are having problems inputing the settings manually please send off an email to support@iClarified.com describing the exact problem and I'll try to help!
mayhempix - October 7, 2007 at 8:51pm
I just tried your "How to access Gmail through Apple Mail" and it appears to have no bearing to the current Apple Mail 2.1.1. There is no "automatically set up account" choice and the look of the top banner is white with stripes and not the blue/grey like iTunes. SInce your post is dated "Monday, 1st October 2007, 11:10 pm", how can that be? Thanks
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