How to set up gmail email on mac mail

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Google’s Gmail has a lot going for it. Its basic requirements are an mạng internet connection và a supported browser, such as Safari. Because Gmail supports most browsers, it"s a natural choice for many users, especially those who travel a lot & never know where they"ll have sầu the opportunity to connect to the web và grab their messages.


Information in this article applies lớn the Mail application in all versions of macOS through macOS Catalina và all OS X operating systems on Mac computers.


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Gmail and Apple Mail

Gmail’s web-based interface works fine for most people, who can use any computing device to lớn access their webmail. When it comes lớn using Gmail at trang chủ or on a Mac máy vi tính, you may prefer to use Apple’s Mail application. Using a single application, Mail, you keep all your email messages organized in one ứng dụng.

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The concept of creating a Gmail tài khoản in Apple Mail is simple enough. Gmail makes use of standard mail protocols, and Apple Mail supports the methods of communicating with the Gmail servers. You can add a Gmail trương mục the same way you"d add any POP or IMAPhường tài khoản you currently use. Most versions of OS X & the newer macOS have sầu an automated system that creates Gmail accounts for you.


You can create a Gmail tài khoản either directly in Mail or from System Preferences. The System Preferences option is a handy way khổng lồ keep all your social truyền thông & your gmail accounts together so you can easily make changes that are automatically reflected in any OS X tiện ích that makes use of them. The two methods, using Mail & System Preferences, are nearly identical và over up creating the same data in both Mail and System Preferences. The Gmail tài khoản makes use of IMAP because Google recommends IMAPhường. over POP.


If you would rather use Gmail"s POP service, you can find the needed information in the Gmail POP3 Setting guide. You also need khổng lồ use the manual thiết lập process.

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Setting up Gmail in​ Recent OS Versions

The process of setting up a Google account in macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave sầu, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, OS X El Capirã, OS X Yosemite, and OS X Mavericks in the Mac System Preferences uses the automatic configurations already in existence in the operating system:


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In the Internet Accounts pane are email and social truyền thông media trương mục types that are compatible with the Mac. Select Google.


Chuyên mục: Mail