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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:16 PM   #1
gamegal
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Gmail and Mac Mail

I want to connect my Gmail account to Mac Mail since I want to use IMAP rather than POP (Hotmail), but I'm not sure which settings to use, such as auto-expunge on or off. I want email I delete on Mail to move to the Trash on Gmail, not archive. I know many people love Gmail and connect it to Mail. What settings do you use?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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It connects to gmail automatically. Set gmail to IMAP
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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How-to: Proper Gmail IMAP for iPhone & Apple Mail
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:08 AM   #4
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Connecting GMail to Apple Mail

It took me a while, but I think I figured it out. I couldn't get my Apple Mail to accept a GMail account. I tried entering Username (gmail address) and password... but it wouldn't accept it.

Then I did this:
1. I went to GMail/Settings/Forwarding and POP/IMAP and set the account to Enabled IMAP. Save it.
2. Then I went to Account/Security and turned on 2-Step Verification.
3. Finally, I read up on Application Specific Passwords in Google at http://support.google.com/mail/bin/a...answer=1173270. That showed me how to generate a ONE TIME password for using when I completed the ADD ACCOUNT function in Apple Mail--- Located in the File Menu. I put in my username (email account) and then copied and pasted in the one-time GMail password and it immediately went and found my account and put it into Apple Mail.

If I have this wrong or left something out... please let me know.
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