Math IT prefers and supports Thunderbird on Mac for an email client.  Nevertheless, if you want to try Mac Mail, here are some instructions:

 

 Mavericks 10.9 and Mail 7.3:

If you see a prompt to add an account when you open Apple Mail, skip to step 5:

  • Open the Mail app on your computer.
  • Select the Mail menu at the top, and then Preferences.
  • Open the Accounts section.
  • Click the + button in the bottom corner.
  • Choose Add Other Mail Account. Click Continue
  • Type your name,your full email address (e.g. username@math.arizona.edu), and your math password. Click Next.
  • It will tell you that the account must be manually configured, Click Next.

Account Type is IMAP.

Mail server: imap.gmail.com

User Name is your full email address (e.g. username@math.arizona.edu)

Password is your Math Password

Click Next

 SMTP Server:  smtp.gmail.com

  • User Name is your full email address (e.g. username@math.arizona.edu)
  • Password is your Math Password

Click Create

 

 

 Yosemite 10.10 and Mail 8.2:

System preferences, Internet Accounts, Add Other Account…, 

Add a Mail account, Create…, 

Full Name: 

Email Address: username@math.arizona.edu

Password: math password

Create

 

Account must be manually configured, Next

Account Type: IMAP

Mail Server: imap.gmail.com

User Name: username@math.arizona.edu

Next

 

Outgoing Mail Server Info

SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com

User Name: username@math.arizona.edu

Password: math password

Create

 

In Internet Accounts, Click on google account just created

Sign in with your username@math.arizona.edu

 

OS X would like to 

View and manage mail, etc.

Accept

 

Open Mail app

Click on Mail, Preferences…

Advanced

Port: 993, Use SSL is checked/selected

Click on Account Information

Outgoing Mail Server, Select Edit SMTP server list

Select Server

Select Advanced

Port: 587, Use SSL checked

Authentication: Password

User name: username@math.arizona.edu

Password: math password

 

Remove duplicate smtp.gmail.com server, click on server and select -

Select OK

Make sure smtp.gmail.com:username@math.arizona.edu is selected for outgoing mail server