Gmail and Mac Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by gamegal, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    May 12, 2012
    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Jun 6, 2012
    #2
    It connects to gmail automatically. Set gmail to IMAP
     
  3. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    stevo33

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    Seattle
    #4
    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/answer.py?hl=en&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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