OSX Mail App

Setting up Mail.app with ACU Gmail

  • Open the Mail.app program
  • Click Mail and then Preferences
  • On the Accounts tab, click the + button to add a new account.
  • Fill in the new window with the following information:
    • Full Name: [your name]
    • Email Address: your full ACU email address
    • Password: your myACU password
    • Important: please deselect the box next to 'Automatically set up account'
  • Click Create.
  • Fill in the following Incoming Mail Server information, or make sure that this is what is there:
  • Account Type:
    • Select IMAP (or it will already be Google IMAP)
    • Description: ACU Gmail
    • Incoming Mail Server: imap.gmail.com
    • User Name: your email address [Do not use your email alias if you have one.  Use the address that includes your username like xyz90a@acu.edu]
    • Password: your myACU password

Once that is done, if it does not work (or is an older version), try changing the following information:

  • Enter the following Outgoing Mail Server information:
    • Description: Gmail SMTP (or just Gmail if the other is unavailable)
    • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.gmail.com
    • Check the box next to Use Authentication.
      • User Name: your email address [Do not use your email alias if you have one.  Use the address that includes your username like xyz90a@acu.edu
      • Password: your myACU password
  • Review your Account Summary, and click Create.

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