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How To Setup Gmail In Mac Mail?

Setting up your Gmail account in the Mac Mail application:

The following versions of Mac OS support the automatic email configuration.

  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • OS X EI Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks.
  • Go to the Apple logo at the top-left corner, choose the System Preferences option from the menu, and click the Internet Accounts option.
  • Select the Google email provider in the Internet Accounts window.
  • If you see the ‘Google requires completing authentication in your web browser’ prompt message on the screen, select the Open Browser option.
  • Type the Gmail account’s email address in the Email or Phone field and select the Next option.
  • Enter the Gmail account’s password in the Enter Your field and select the Next or Set Up option.
  • Select the checkbox next to the following options and click the Done option.
  • Mail
  • Contacts
  • Calendars
  • Notes
  • Now, the Gmail account gets added to the Mac Mail application automatically.

If you use the OS X Mountain Lion or OS X Lion version of the Mac computer, perform the following steps.

How To Setup Gmail In Mac Mail

  • Go to the Apple menu in the main window of the Mac computer and choose the System Preferences option.
  • Click the Mail, Contacts & Calendars tab on the left panel, and select the Gmail option.
  • Make sure to enter the correct email address and password of the Gmail account in the appropriate fields.
  • Once you click the Setup option, you will see a list of apps that can make use of the Gmail account will be displayed on the screen.
  • Select the checkbox beside the Mail option and then choose other apps if needed.
  • After you click the Add Accounts option, the Gmail account will be added to the Mail application automatically.
  • Now, you can access the Gmail account from the Mac Mail application.

If you are using the OS X Snow Leopard version of Mac, carry out the steps given here.

  • Open the main interface of the Mail application on the Mac computer.
  • Click the Add Account option and then provide your Gmail account’s email address and password.
  • Make sure to select the checkbox beside the ‘Automatically set up the account’ option.
  • Once you click the Create option, the Gmail account will be added to the Mail application.
  • Older versions of the Mac Mail application do not support the automatic email configuration.
  • In this case, refer to the following server details to configure the Gmail account on the Mac Mail application:
  • Account Type – POP or IMAP
  • Email Address – username@gmail.com
  • Password – Gmail account’s password
  • Username – Gmail account’s email address without the domain name (@gmail.com)
  • Incoming Mail Server – imap.gmail.com ( IMAP) or pop.gmail.com (POP)
  • Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.gmail.com (SMTP)
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