Gmail - Configure Apple Mail OS 10.7 - OS 10.8

Last Updated: 08/16/2017
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This tutorial is operating system independent.

Overview

This tutorial demonstrates how to configure Apple Mail on Macintosh for @colorado.edu Gmail accounts.

You may need to enable IMAP for your account prior to configuration of your email client (https://mail.google.com). To do this: 

  1. From the Gmail web client, click Settings from the cog menu.
  2. In the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, click Enable IMAP.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Step 1

From the File menu, select Add Account...

Step 2

In the Full Name: text field enter your desired display name.

Step 3

Enter your Email address (CULoginName@colorado.edu) and Identikey Password in the corresponding fields.

Step 4

For the Account Type select IMAP, and for Incoming Mail server type imap.gmail.com

Step 5

Enter your CULoginName@colorado.edu in the User Name field, then click continue.

Step 6

In the Outgoing Mail Server field type smtp.gmail.com

Step 7

Check the Use Authentication box.

Step 8

Enter your Email Address (CULoginName@colorado.edu) and IdentiKey password in the corresponding fields, then click Create.

Step 9

Click the Create button and your account will be configured.

Step 10

Some users may need to change their app security settings when using non-google/android email programs. While signed into your Gmail account in a browser, open the Google Apps menu, then select My Account.

*Note: You should try to connect your account without changing these settings and change only if the previous steps don't work.

Step 11

In the Sign-in & Security section, select Connected apps & sites.

Step 12

Scroll down to the Allow less secure apps section and change the setting to On. You should now be able to connect your account to an email client.