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Gmail - Configure Apple Mail OS 10.7 - OS 10.8

Last Updated: 09/17/2015
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This tutorial demonstrates how to configure Apple Mail on Macintosh for Gmail accounts.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • MAC

You may need to enable IMAP for your account prior to configuration of your email client ( To do this: 

  1. From the Gmail web client, click Settings from the cog menu.
  2. In the POP/IMAP Download 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 E-mail address ( and Identikey Password in the corresponding fields.

Step 4

For the Account Type select IMAP, and for Incoming Mail server type

Step 5

Enter your in the User Name field.

Step 6

Click Continue.

Step 7

In the Outgoing Mail Server field type

Step 8

Check the Use Authentication box.

Step 9

Enter your Email Address ( and IdentiKey password in the corresponding fields, then click Create.

Step 10

Click the Create button and your account will be configured.

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