How-To Setup Gmail in Apple Mail

Step 1
To setup Gmail in Apple Mail click on Applications and then the mail icon:

Launch Apple Mail on OS X Yosemite

Launch Apple Mail on OS X Yosemite

If you are not at first prompted to add an account, go to Mail then Preferences, click on Accounts then click on the “+” at the bottom-left corner. The image below shows the add new account screen, to setup your Gmail account we need to be sure and select Google from the options available here:

Apple Mail Add Account Screen

Apple Mail Add Account Screen

Step 2
Click continue, enter your Gmail email address and your Gmail password:

Gmail Account Sign In

Gmail Account Sign In

 

Step 3
Next, Gmail will ask your permission for Mac OS X to communicate with your Gmail account, click Accept:

Authorize OS X To Enable Gmail Account

Authorize OS X To Enable Gmail Account

Step 4
The last step is to select the apps you wish to use with your Gmail account.
Check the boxes next to the apps you wish to enable and then click Done.

Select Your Gmail Apps

Select Your Gmail Apps

After completing the steps above you have successfully setup Apple Mail for use with your Gmail email account.