Setting up Apple Mail

Set up your Gmail account, as an additional account in Apple Mail.

If you need to remove your old exchange account, follow the instructions at the following link:

In the top left corner click "Mail"

In the top left corner click "Mail"

Select Preferences

Select Accounts

Select the Plus (+) sign to add a new account.

1. Enter your Full Name

2. Enter your full Email Address

3. Enter your Password

4. Click Continue

Verify your information.

Verify your information.


Keep in mind that Faculty/Staff email addresses will appear as and Student email addresses will appear as

Click Create.

Your account will be Set Up.

Your account will be Set Up.

If your account is not automatically configured or tries to configure as an Exchange account:

If your account is not automatically configured or tries to configure as an Exchange account:

1. When you enter your Full Name, Email Address, and Password, press Alt on the keyboard as you click Enter.

2. Change the Account Type to IMAP

3. Enter the Description you would like for this email account

4. Enter in as the incoming mail server

5. Enter your full email address as the username

6. Enter your password.

7. Click Continue.

1. Enter the Descirption you would like again.

2. Enter in for the Outgoing Mail Server

3. Check Use Authentication

4. Make sure your username is your full email address again, and your password is entered correctly.

5. Click Create.

Confirm all of the information is correct, and click Create.

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    Nick Sayre

    After the "Incoming Mail Server" dialogue box, I was prompted for info on a dialogue box labeled "Outgoing Mail Server". I'm in mail 5.2 for OS X Lion (10.7.4) The "Outgoing Mail Security" dialogue box then did not show for me.

    Under "Outgoing Mail Server" I put

    Then I checked "User Authentication" and made sure my email address and password were set.

    Without this step, I couldn't have sent mail!

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    Angi Lovejoy

    What Nick describes happened to me too. But something's still not right. Erg.

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    Chelsea Kritz

    We've revised the answer to reflect an easier process to adding your account. 

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    David Jurney

    It will only find the old exchange account. What should I do?

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    You can always hold down the "option/alt" key after you put in your username and password while you click the "Continue" button to set it up manually if the automatic setup isn't working.

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