changing mac mail to gmail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nick96ss, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. nick96ss macrumors member

    nick96ss

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    VERY NEW TO MAC ......
    how do i change the mac mail to a gmail
    evrytime i want to send mail mac mail pops up (never set up macmail)
    also i'm not that comp savvy.....
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    Do you mean when you click on an email address in a webpage it opens up your Gmail account's compose screen? That would be so neat. I'm not sure if its possible right now, but I'll try and see if there's anything.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You can set up Mac Mail to access your gmail account, so you can send mail from your gmail account using mac mail. Check the gmail site for setup instructions.
     
  4. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, its a rather simple proccess. I prefer the UI of Gmail though.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It is possible. It involves installing the GMail notifier. See the instructions here.
     
  6. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    you should download the GMail notifier but i would suggest you use Apple Mail. It is a nice application and very easy to set up. Gmail has instructions on their website for how to configure it.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW I also use Apple Mail, although I use the web interface when I'm not at my iMac (e.g. now).
     

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