How to set up Google Workspace Email in Apple Mail for Mac

This tutorial describes how to set up a Google Workspace email account on your Mac computer using the Apple Mail app.

NOTE: For this tutorial, we will use [email protected] as our test email account. You will need to change some of the settings to match your setup.

First, open the Mail app.

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NOTE: If you haven’t added a new account yet, you’ll be taken directly to the Add Account prompt.

From the Mail menu, choose Add Account.

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Next, choose the Google option, then click Continue.

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Enter the email address that you are setting up, then click Next.

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Now enter the password, then click Next.

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Google will then show a screen outlining their terms of service, along with some notable policies. Once you’re ready, click Accept to continue. 

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The screen that follows is where you allow your new Google account to access your MacOS. After reviewing the details, when you’re ready, click Allow.

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Next, choose the apps you would like to access with this account. The Mail app is required for email functionality.

Click Done when ready to complete the setup.

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Default Email Account Settings (Google Workspace)

Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended)

Username: Use the full email you are setting up.
Password: Use the email account’s password.
Incoming Server: imap.gmail.com (or pop.gmail.com if using POP account type)

  • IMAP Port: 993
  • POP3 Port: 995
Outgoing Server: smtp.gmail.com

  • SMTP Port: 465 for SSL and 587 for TLS
IMAP, POP3, and SMTP require authentication.

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