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Gmail Sync for Mac

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This tutorial demonstrates how to sync your Gmail or Google Apps mail with your Apple computer. If you’d like to set up your Google Contacts and Calendars as well, this process can take care of all of that!

If you’re just launching the Apple Mail application for the first time, enter in your Gmail / Google Apps account and password, and click continue. If you’re computer has issues locating your address, you’ll need to enable IMAP access inside of your Gmail / Google Apps account. To enable this access:

  1. Click the Settings gear in the top right corner of your inbox
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
  4. Select Enable IMAP
  5. Save your changes

Return to the setup process in the Apple Mail application and you should be all set! Enabling IMAP access allows you to preserve the folders functionality on your desktop. This converts all Gmail labels to folders, and if you create a folder on your desktop it will act as a label inside of Gmail.

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