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Gmail - Configure Apple Mail OS 10.7 - OS 10.8

Last Updated: 05/06/2014
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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 CULogin Name and Identikey password in the corresponding fields, then click Continue.

*Note: Be sure that the User Name field does not have included or you mail will not be able to send.

Step 10

Click the Create button and your account will be configured.

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