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(Configure) Mail (Mac)

Configuring Mail (Mac)

Please note that you must have IMAP enabled before attempting to connect your ONID Gmail to your Outlook application. For more information, please visit the  Google FAQ  on where to find the IMAP settings.

  1. Open Mac OS X Mail.
  2. The first time you run Mac OS X Mail, it will ask you to set up your mail account. Otherwise, follow these steps:
  3. Open the Mail menu and choose Preferences ...
  4. Click on Accounts on the top menu.
  5. Click the + (plus) button at the bottom left to add a new account.
  6. Enter your name - this is what other people will see when they receive your e-mail.
  7. Enter your E-mail Address. 
  8. Click the Continue button.
  9. Select " IMAP"  from the Account Type  drop-down list.
  10. Type " ONID Gmail " in the Description field.
  11. The Incoming Mail Server name is " imap.gmail.com "
  12. Enter your full ONID address in the User Name field.
  13. Enter your ONID password in the Password field.
  14. Click the Continue button.
  15. Mac OS X Mail will verify the settings. The Outgoing Mail Server window will appear next.
  16. Type " OSU " in the Description field.
  17. The Outgoing Mail Server name is " smtp.gmail.com "
  18. Check the Use Authentication box. Enter your full ONID email and password if they are not already there.
  19. Click the Continue button.
  20. Mac OS X Mail will verify the settings. The Account Summary window will appear next.
  21. Click the Create button.
  22. The settings box will close, and you should be taken back out to the account settings page. Once you are there, click on the Outgoing Mail Server dropdown list, and click Edit SMTP Server List .
  23. Click on the Advanced tab at the bottom half of this settings page
  24. Select the Use Custom Port option and type " 465" or " 587 "
  25. Click OK 
  26. Navigate back to the main accounts page and select Advanced , and verify that the port number is " 993" .
  27. Close all open settings boxes

OS X Mail Client is now configured to check your ONID Gmail!

If Mac OS X Mail is prompting you for a password everytime you wish to check your mail after configuring it, make sure your username is set correctly. To verify that it is listed correctly, please do the following:

  • In the Mac task bar, click Mail , and under Mail - click Prefrences .
  • You should be brought to a new window. In the new window, please press Accounts .
  • Once in the Accounts page, look for the username field. In the username field, make sure it is your full ONID email!

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