Setting up Mail to access your GMail account.

I received an email from Charles Pazos this past weekend asking how to set up Mail to check your GMail account. Here you go, Charles.

From Google’s help page :
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Open Apple Mail.
Click ‘Mail,’ and select ‘Preferences…’

Open the ‘Accounts’ tab, and click the plus sign (+) along the bottom to add a new account.

Enter ‘pop.gmail.com’ in the ‘Incoming Mail Server:’ field.
Enter your Gmail username (including ‘@gmail.com’) in the ‘User Name:’ field.
Enter your Gmail password in the ‘Password:’ field.

Select ‘Add Server…’ from the pop-up labeled ‘Outgoing Mail Server,’ and enter ‘smtp.gmail.com’ in the ‘Outgoing Mail Server:’ field.
Enter ‘587’ in the ‘Server port:’ field.

Check the box next to ‘Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).’
Select ‘Password’ next to ‘Authentication:’ and enter your Gmail username (including ‘@gmail.com) and Gmail password.
Click ‘OK.’
Click ‘Advanced’ and check the box next to ‘Use SSL.’ (The port changes to ‘995.’)

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I’ve followed these directions for my two machines that I’ve set up GMail on, and had no problems. Good luck!

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