Cofiguring GMAIL For Mail App

ironchef90

Registered
Hi,

I am new to Mac + trying to configure Gmail for Mail. I Open the app & the account thingy pops up. I Type In the following info:

Full Name: Liam Brennan

Email Address: ironchef90@gmail.com

Incoming Mail Server: pop.gmail.com

Account Type: POP

User Name: ironchef90@gmail.com

Passsword: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Outgoing Mail Server SMTP: smtp.gmail.com

When done it comes up pop server is not respondng. Does anyone else have the problem....have i entered the wrong pop address!!!

Help Plz

Thanks
Liam
 

ironchef90

Registered
Hi, I cant access the preferences because the pop up thing comes up.

Help me

Liam
 

Zammy-Sam

Desertchild
please specify 'pop up thing'. Do you have any other accounts already? Can you access the Preferences?
 

bobw

The Late: SuperMacMod
And please read the forum descriptions before posting. The HowTo forum is not for asking questions. Thanks

Moved to System & Software.
 

btoth

Person that uses a Mac
the gmail website has a page on how to setup Mail for gmail. You need to make sure to change some ports as well. It's easy to overlook.
 

pds

Registered
Except then you can't send as if from gmail. I got Eudora working with it with a minimum of fuss. The main sticking point for me was setting the ssl to Required, alternate port.

Like btoth said there are specific directions for configuring Mail.app at the gmail site. Follow them carefully, it works fine.

You probably want to set up a rule in Mail.app to put all the mails you send via the website into a special folder. Otherwise your sent mail winds up in your inbox and they can become confusing.
 
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