Apple Mail

If you see a prompt to add an account when you open Apple Mail, skip to step 5:

  1. Open the Mail app on your computer.
  2. Select the Mail menu at the top, and then Preferences.
  3. Open the Accounts section.
  4. Click the + button in the bottom corner.
  5. Choose Google.
  6. Type your name.
  7. Type your full email address (e.g., or for Google Apps users).
  8. Type your password. If you use 2-step verification with your account, you'll have to enter an app password.
  9. Click Set up.
  10. Make sure Mail is selected and click Done.

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