Setting up Google Apps in Apple Mail 3.0 (Leopard) (IMAP)

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  1. Click Mail > Preferences….
  2. On the Accounts tab, click the + button to add a new account.
  3. Fill in the new window with the following information:
    • Full Name: [your name]
    • Email Address: your full email address [username@your_domain.com]
    • Password: your Gmail password
    • Important: please deselect the box next to ‘Automatically set up account
  4. Click Create.
  5. Fill in the following Incoming Mail Server information:
    • Account Type: Select IMAP
    • Incoming Mail Server: Change this to imap.gmail.com
    • User Name: your full email address [username@your_domain.com]
    • Password: your password
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Enter the following Outgoing Mail Server information:
    • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.gmail.com
    • Use Authentication: selected
    • User Name: your full e-mail address [username@your_domain.com]
    • Password: your Gmail password
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Review your Account Summary, and click Create.
  10. Check our recommended client settings, and adjust your client’s settings as needed.