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Adding Email Account to Mac Mail

December 19, 2023

Set up Gmail Account in Mac Mail Program

  • Open the Mail App:
    • Launch the Mail app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or use Spotlight Search (Command + Space, then type “Mail”).
  • Add Account:
    • In the Mail menu, click on “Mail” in the top left corner of your screen and select “Add Account…”.
  • Choose Account Type:
    • Select “Google” from the list of account types. If you don’t see Google listed, choose “Other Mail Account” and proceed to enter your Gmail details.
  • Sign In:
    • Enter your Gmail email address and click “Next.”
  • Authorize:
    • Enter your Gmail password and click “Next.”
  • Account Settings:
    • Choose the apps you want to use with this account. You can select Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Notes.
  • Complete Setup:
    • Click “Done” to complete the setup. Your Gmail account should now be added to the Mail app.

After completing these steps, your Gmail emails will start syncing with the Mail app on your Mac. If you have enabled two-factor authentication for your Gmail account, you may need to generate an app-specific password to use during the setup process.

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