Gmail and Apple Mail (bypassing the wizard)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rmpl, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2007
    Hi. I want to use apple mail to check my gmail. I searched and found how to do this but the instructions involve going into "Preferences" in Apple Mail and I can't do that because it's the first time I've used the program and it runs the wizard every time I start it. I can't get through the wizard and I don't know how to bypass it. Anyone?:confused:
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
    I was in the same boat recently when I wanted to set Entourage as my default mail handler.

    I didn't find a bypass - I simply went through the wizard using the old asldjf@a; and etc ploy to finish it up. It threw a fit when it tried to connect but gave up eventually and I was able to configure Entourage as the hander. You should be able to do this and then delete the bogus account.

    I've subsequently switched to Mail...
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2007
    Thanks. I could have figured that out if I had just paid attention. When it fails to connect I didn't notice that you could continue anyway. Anyway, thanks. This works.
  4. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I'm not super clear on why you couldn't have used the Wizard?

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