Use Gmail with Mail

If you have a Gmail account and want to use it in Mail under macOS, this chapter is for you. I cover the ways Gmail in Mail differs from Gmail on the web, the ways Gmail differs from other IMAP providers, how best to configure Mail to use a Gmail account, and how to avoid common problems. All of this, I hope, will help make your experience of using Gmail in Mail as good as it can be.

If you don’t use Gmail (or don’t want to use Mail to access Gmail), there’s nothing to see here. Move right ahead to Find Your Messages.

Understand How Mail Works (or Not) with Gmail

If you’re accustomed to Gmail’s ...

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