Use Google/Gmail for email/calendar, how do I set it up on my mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GIZBUG, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    My wife and I each have an iphone. We use Google for our email, and our calendars (we have 3 calendars, that we share), and our contacts.

    When I go into my mac os, I set up GMAIL, and I am only seeing 1 of the 3 calendars. I know that on my iphone I did not select GMAIL, but I choose MS Exchange, and used for the server, and that allowed me to see real time my 3 calendars that are shared.

    How do I set this up on the mac? When I choose exchange setup over gmail, it says my is not a valid exchange email address.
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    You don't see all 3 calendars? This is interesting. I don't know the answer though. Once I got iCloud I just dropped Google calendar and iCloud calendar syncs all 4 of my calendars + a family calendar I shared with my wife like a champ.
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    If you set up the calendar as "Google" in iCal, then go to Preferences>Accounts>Delegation (tab) and the additional calendars should be there to select via checkbox.

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