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Set Up Apple Mail for Your Google Workspace Account

We recommend that you not use this procedure, but we recognize that some people prefer Apple Mail.

We strongly recommend that you work with your Cornell Google Workspace email using Google's web interface at Using Apple Mail is not as good.

However, if you choose to view your messages through Apple Mail, see below.

  1. Turn on IMAP access in Google Workspace. The steps below will not work correctly until IMAP has been enabled in the account.
  2. Close Apple Mail.
  3. Open your Mac's System Preferences.
  4. Click Internet Accounts.
  5. Click Google.
  6. Follow the prompts to add your Google Workspace account. You will need your address ( and the associated password.
  7. Close the Internet Accounts dialog box.
  8. Open Apple Mail.
  9. Test for sending/receiving/syncing.


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