Setup Google Apps Account On Mac Mail

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Thunderbird is a desktop email client from Mozilla, a nice free alternative to Microsoft’s Outlook. You can easily set up gmail in that if you prefer desktop email apps.

  1. Setup Google Apps Account On Mac Mail Email

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This article is a step by step guide to setting up gmail in Thunderbird. You can also setup your Google apps account ([email protected]) in the similar way.

1. Sign in to Gmail ([email protected]) or your Google apps account ([email protected]).

2. Click on “Settings” given at the top right.

3. Open “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab. Select “Enable IMAP” option. Click on “Save changes”. (Read our guide on POP and IMAP to know more about those settings.)

4. Download Mozilla Thunderbird and install it on your computer.

5. Open it and go to Tools –> Account Settings.

6. Under “Account Actions” drop down (given at the bottom left) select “Add mail account”.

7. Enter your name in the given box. Provide your email address and password in the required field and click on “continue” button.

8. Thunderbird will automatically try to configure your settings for your mail account. While testing I found that Thunderbird automatically finds settings for Gmail account, but it is unable to find settings for Google apps account ([email protected]) . To fill the correct setting manually, click on “Stop” button given on the right.

9. Now click on “Manual Setup” button to fill the settings manually.

10. Now enter the settings manually. Check the screenshot given below for the correct settings for Gmail.


11. Click on Outgoing Server (SMTP) given on the left pane. Select the (Default) from the list and click “Edit” button. A small SMTP Server window will appear. Now enter the settings as given in the below screenshot. Replace “[email protected]” with your own email address.

12. On the left pane, click on the first option, i.e. name of your email ([email protected] in my case). On the right side, fill your email address in the “Account name” field. On Outgoing Server (SMTP) drop down select the server setting you configured in step 11. Click on OK.


That’s it. Now click on Read Message link on the right. Thunderbird will check all the settings and download all your mail instantly.

Now you can use Gmail right inside the Thunderbird mail client. You can compose new mail, send mail, move mails to folders, star the mails, search for mails and do much more.

You could also set up gmail under POP instead of IMAP, but we prefer IMAP and recommend the same.

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Depending on the type of email account you're using, you might be able to correct the password as follows:

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  2. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Internet Accounts.
  3. Select your mail account in the sidebar.
  4. If you see a password field for your account, delete the password and type the correct password.
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If Mail still asks for your password, the password is probably incorrect. Your email provider can help you verify your email settings and make sure that you're using the correct password.

Test using webmail

Many email providers offer webmail, which is a way to use email with a web browser such as Safari, instead of with an email app such as Mail. For example, if you're using an iCloud Mail account, you can use to send and receive email.

Because the password that you use with Mail is usually the same password that you use with webmail, try signing in to webmail with that password. If it doesn't work there either, your password is probably incorrect. Your email provider can help you verify your email settings and make sure that you're using the correct password for the Mail app.

Remove your account, then add it back

Setup Google Apps Account On Mac Mail Email

If no other solutions work, try setting up your email account again. To do that, first remove your email account, then add the account back.

Learn more

  • If you're using Apple's iCloud Mail, learn how to resolve issues with iCloud Mail. The password that you use with iCloud Mail is your Apple ID password. Learn what to do if you forgot your Apple ID password or want to change your Apple ID password.
  • If you forgot or want to change the email password for a different email service, contact the email provider or request a password reset from their website.