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  1. Open Mail from either your dock or your Applications folder.
  2. Make sure POP access is turned on for your Gmail account. To ensure it is on, login to your Gmail account online.
    1. Go to Settings (top right corner of page).
    2. Go to the Forwarding and POP section.
    3. Click on Enable POP for all mail.
    4. Click on Save Changes.
  3. Now, Go back to Mac OS X Mail and go to File > Add Account.
  4. The General Information window should appear.
  5. Make sure POP is selected under Account Type.
  6. Type “Gmail” under Account Description.
  7. Enter your name under Full Name.
  8. Type your username@gmail.com under Email Address.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. Enter “pop.gmail.com” under Incoming Mail Server.
  11. Type your username@gmail.com under User Name.
  12. Put your Gmail password in the Password field.
  13. Click Continue.
  14. Make sure Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is checked.
  15. Select Password under Authentication.
  16. Click Continue.
  17. Type “smtp.gmail.com” under Outgoing Mail Server.
  18. Make sure Use Authentication is checked.
  19. Enter your username@gmail.com under User Name.
  20. Put your Gmail password in the Password field.
  21. Click Continue.
  22. Now click Done.
  23. You have now successfully setup your Gmail account with Mac OS X Mail!

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