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Apple Mail (Mac OS X 10.8) Setup for Students

  1. Open Mail. Click on Mail in the menu bar and then select Preferences

    preferences

  2. Select the Accounts option and then click on the plus sign (+) at the lower bottom left. 

    add account

  3. Enter your full name, email address and password in the fields as shown below. Click Continue

    enter account information

  4. A field will appear for you to enter a username. Enter your full email address as the username. Click Continue and then Continue once more. 

    enter username

  5. Select IMAP for the Account type. Enter a description of your choice for the mail account. Enter imap.gmail.com for the Incoming Mail Server. Press Continue

    incoming server

  6. For the Outgoing Mail Server use smtp.gmail.com. Make sure to check Use Authentication and then enter your email address and password in the fields as shown below. Click Continue.

    outgoing mail server

  7. Verify your account settings and then click Create. Your email will begin to download.  

    create account

If you have any issues with the account Setup, visit our IMAP settings to complete the configuration manually. 

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