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These instructions are for UMBC email accounts created or migrated in Gmail

Google may block sign-in attempts from some apps or devices, including older versions of Apple Mail, that do not use modern security standards. As such Google recommends that you update to an app that uses the most up to date security measures. If you wish to continue using Apple Mail prior to version 9.3 despite Google's recommendation, you will need to follow Google's instructions for allowing less secure apps.

 

  1. Make sure IMAP is enabled for your account: log on to your Gmail account in your Web browser, go to your e-mail by clicking on the Mail label at the top of the page, or Inbox on the start page. Now click on Settings at the top right and then select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. Check that IMAP is enabled.
  2. From the Mac Mail menu select Preferences.
  3. Click on the Accounts tab and then the plus sign + in the bottom left hand corner of the accounts window.
  4. Select "Other Mail Account" when asked to Choose a Mail Provider and click Continue
  5. Fill in your details in the Add Account window. Note that you should quote your full University e-mail address, i.e. username@umbc.edu. Your Password should be your myUMBC password. Mac Mail will attempt to find the University's e-mail servers automatically at this point, but you will still need to configure some details yourself.
  6. Enter your Incoming Mail Server as imap.gmail.com, using IMAP, and with your full University e-mail address as the User Name. Your Password should be your myUMBC password.
  7. Ensure that Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is selected, and set Authentication to Password.
  8. Configure your Outgoing Mail Server to be smtp.gmail.com, using your full University e-mail address as your user name.Your Password should be your myUMBC password.
  9. Ensure that Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is selected, and set Authentication to Password.
  10. You are now ready to read your Google e-mail via Mac Mail!

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  1. Unknown User (mentzer1)

    Please note that the port settings will likely need to be changed to 465 in order to enable Gmail IMAP.