Google for Business is one of the most popular email management platforms available today. It's inexpensive, has LOADS of features and options and you can access it literally anywhere. But what about Mac users?
Now, even the most devoted Mac user can set up his/her G Suite email via long-loved Apple Mail. Below, I've outlined the exact steps you need to make so you can easily and conveniently log into your G Suite email via Mac's stock mail application.
G Suite Email in macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan, OS X Yosemite, or OS X Mavericks
The processes of setting up a Google account in OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite are extremely similar, so we combined them.
- Launch System Preferences, by clicking its icon in the Dock, or by selecting System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- Select the Internet Accounts preference pane.
- In the Internet Accounts pane, you'll find a list of email and social media account types that OS X knows how to work with. Select the Google icon in the right-hand pane.
- A sheet will open for you to enter your Google account information.
In macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan:
- Enter your Google account name (email address), and then click the Next button.
- Enter your email password, and then click the Next button.
In OS X Yosemite and OS X Mavericks:
- Enter your Google account name (email address) and password, and then click Set Up.
5. The drop-down sheet will change to display a list of apps on your Mac that can make use of your Google account. Place a checkmark next to Mail (as well as any other app you wish to allow to use your Google account information), and then click Done.
Your G Suite email account will automatically be set up in Mail.
Setting Up Gmail in OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Lion
- Launch System Preferences by clicking on its Dock icon, or by selecting System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- Select the Mail, Contacts & Calendars preference pane.
- In the Mail, Contacts & Calendars preference pane, select Gmail from the right-hand pane.
- Enter your Gmail email address and password, and then click Set Up.
- The drop-down sheet will then display a list of apps on your Mac that can make use of your Gmail account. Place a checkmark next to Mail (as well as any other app you wish to allow to use your Gmail account information), and then click Add Accounts.
If You Use Older Versions of OS X
If you're using a version of OS X older than Lion, you can still set up Mail to access your Gmail account, you just need to do so from within the Mail app, instead of from System Preferences.
- Launch Mail, and then from Mail's File menu, select Add Account.
- The Add Account guide will appear.
- Enter your Gmail email address and password.
- Mail will recognize the Gmail address and offer to automatically set up the account.
- Place a checkmark in the ‘Automatically set up the account’ box.
- Click the Create button.\
That’s all there is to it; Mail is ready to grab your Google Business Email.
Manually Set Up Mail for a Gmail Account
Very old versions of Mail (2.x and earlier) didn't have an automated method for setting up a Gmail account.
You can still create a Gmail account in Mail, but you'll need to set up the account manually, just as you would any other IMAP-based email account. Here are the settings and information you'll need:
- Account type: Select IMAP.
- Email address: [email protected]
- Password: Enter your Gmail password.
- User name: Your Gmail address without the @gmail.com
- Incoming Mail Server: imap.gmail.com
- Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com
Once you add the above information, Mail should be able to access your Gmail account.
Check out this video to learn how to log into your new G Suite account from ANY computer or device