How to Access a Gmail Account in Mac OS X Mail

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Make sure POP access is turned on for your Gmail account

Click the plus sign under the accounts list
Click the plus sign under the accounts list. Heinz Tschabitscher

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Make sure "POP" is selected under "Account Type:"

Type your full Gmail address under
Type your full Gmail address under "Email Address:". Heinz Tschabitscher

  • Make sure POP is selected under Account Type:
  • Type "Gmail" under Account Description:
  • Enter your name under Full Name:
  • Type your full Gmail address under Email Address:
  • Click Continue.

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Enter "pop.gmail.com" under "Incoming Mail Server:"

Put your Gmail password in the
Put your Gmail password in the "Password:" field. Heinz Tschabitscher

  • Enter "pop.gmail.com" under Incoming Mail Server:
  • Type your full Gmail email address under User Name:
  • Put your Gmail password in the Password: field.
  • Click Continue.

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Make sure "Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)" is checked

Make sure
Make sure "Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)" is checked. Heinz Tschabitscher

  • Make sure Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is checked.
  • Select Password under Authentication:
  • Click Continue.

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Type "smtp.gmail.com" under "Outgoing Mail Server:"

Put your Gmail password in the
Put your Gmail password in the "Password:" field. Heinz Tschabitscher

  • Type "smtp.gmail.com" under Outgoing Mail Server:
  • Make sure Use Authentication is checked.
  • Enter your full Gmail address under User Name:.
  • Put your Gmail password in the Password: field.
  • Click Continue.

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Make sure "Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)" is checked

Make sure
Make sure "Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)" is checked. Heinz Tschabitscher

  • Make sure Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is checked under Outgoing Mail Security, too.
  • Under Authentication¬†Password.
  • Click Continue.

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Click "Continue"

Click
Click "Continue". Heinz Tschabitscher

  • Click Continue again.
  • Now click Done.

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Click "Done"

Click
Click "Done". Heinz Tschabitscher

  • Now click Done.

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With the new "Gmail" account highlighted, click "Server Settings..."

Click
Click "Server Settings..." under "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):. Heinz Tschabitscher

  • With the new "Gmail" account highlighted, click Server Settings... under Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):.

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Type "465" under "Server port:"

Type
Type "465" under "Server port:". Heinz Tschabitscher

  • Type "465" under Server port:.
  • Click OK.
  • Close the mail preferences.