How To: Add Gmail account to Mac OS X Mail application

Add Gmail account to Mac OS X Mail application

Most people have multiple email addresses these days. Gmail is one of the more popular services, but did you know you can access your Gmail account using the Mac OS X mail program? Not only is it possible, but it is incredibly easy!

1. Open the Mail program. If this is the first time you have opened it, you will be prompted for your name and other information. If this is the case, skip to step 3.
2. Click the Add Account menu item after pulling down the File menu.
3. On the prompt that appears, enter your name, your Gmail email address (ex. and your Gmail password. This will allow the mail program to download messages from your account and to send messages using your account.
4. After typing in your information and hitting the button, your mail program will automatically download the settings needed for Gmail. After that is complete, your Gmail account will appear under your inbox section.

Now you can send and receive email using your Gmail email account, and you don't have to open up a web browser!

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