Google Sync for Apple Mail!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JasonR, May 24, 2011.

  1. JasonR macrumors 6502a

    JasonR

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    Ok...I have a paid Google Apps account, and I have push email on my iPhone. Can I somehow get Google Sync with the standard Mail.app? iCal will do it, along with the address book. How in the holy hell do I get Mail to do it!?

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. mkelly macrumors regular

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    You don't need to use Google Sync - just enable IMAP support in your Google account and set up a new IMAP account in Mail.app.

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77695

    If you click the "configure your mail client" link on that page, you'll find instructions on setting up Mail.app.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    mkelly is correct about how to configure Mail with your Gmail account.

    However, you'll discover that Mail may not always be up-to-the-second with your Gmail account like your iPhone. In my case, Mail consistently lagged behind no matter what settings I applied. This has been discussed in these forums.

    For this reason I am now using the third-party email client "Postbox"(v2). Seems to get "pushed" mail instantly. They have a free version, "Postbox Express", which has less features but seems to get mail instantly, also.
     

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