Set Up Gmail in Mail on Mac

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  1. 1
    To start, open the Mail application.
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    Choose Google, and click on "Continue".
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    Enter the email address and password and click "Sign in".
    A text will be sent to our phone with a verification code.
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    Once we receive the code, we enter it and click "Verify".
    Gmail will ask for some permissions.
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    Click "Accept".
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    Select the apps to use with the Gmail account and click "Done".
    We can choose Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages and Notes.
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    We'll send ourselves a test email to make sure it's working.
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    Click on "Get Mail".
    It will update the inbox to show our emails. We do have a lot of emails in our inbox and this can slow down the Mac.
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    Another quick tip is to go into our Gmail account, click on the Settings gear and click on "Settings".
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    Click "Forwarding and POP/IMAP".
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    Go down to the bottom where it says "Folder Size Limits" and click "Limit IMAP folders to contain no more than this many messages (1,000)".
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    Click "Save Changes".
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  13. 13
    Once thing to consider when using the Mail application is that "Delete" will actually delete it from Google Mail as well.
    We can archive instead, which is "Command" and "A". Deleting it will delete the email forever.
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    This is how to set up Gmail on the Mac.
    If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you.
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Categories : Google | Macintosh

Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Djinu

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