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Configuring Apple Mail for M+Google Mail


Mail is the email program that is included in Mac OS X and it can be configured to receive messages from your M+Google Mail account.

To use the full functionality of M+Google Mail, it is recommended that you use Google Chrome to access your mailbox. Clients are not supported by ITS. These instructions are provided for self-configuration. Note: Before following the instructions below, you may need to change your settings per Allowing less secure apps to access your account

These instructions are also available as a PDF download.


1. In your M+Google Mail account, click the upper gear icon  Gear icon and then choose Mail Settings.


2. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
3. In the IMAP Access section, click the Enable IMAP button. Leave the remaining settings with their default selections.
4. Click Save Changes.

Apple Mail Inbox

5. From Apple Mail, click the Mail menu and then click Preferences...
Mail menu open

Mail Preferences

6. In the Mail Preferences, click the + icon at the bottom of the window.
Add account button in the Mail Preferences

Add Account

7. Type in your name, full U-M email address and Kerberos Password.
8. Click Continue.
Mail configuration fields highlighted

Note: You will likely receive an error message saying the login failed. Click Continue again.

Incoming Mail Server

9. Verify IMAP is selected.
10. In the Description field, type in a name for the inbox (e.g. U-M Google).
11. In the Incoming Mail Server field, type in
12. Click Continue.
Incoming mail server settings window

Outgoing Mail Server

13. In the Outgoing Mail Server field, type
14. Click Continue.
Outgoing mail servers settings window

Account Summary

15. Click Create.
Final window to create account