Apple Mail manually configure gmail servers.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vbman213, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    I want to try to use the Google Active Sync (Exchange) server instead of IMAP on Apple Mail.

    How can I force Apple Mail to not automatically configure IMAP...
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Holding the option key will turn the "Create" button in the Add Account window into a "Continue" button, which will allow you to set it up any way you want.

    EDIT: Unless of course you're on Leopard, in which case it's a simple checkbox, "Automatically configure account." I'm assuming you'd have seen that though.

  3. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    Apparently, Snow Leopard only supports Exchange server using EWS (Exchange Web Services). And Google did not implement the EWS protocol into Google Sync. Google Sync only supports ActiveSync.

    I was going to try to manipulate the Google Sync product to give me Exchange access to Gmail, Calendar, Contacts on my Macbook Pro.

    I'm currently using Google Sync for my iPhone and it works wonderfully!

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