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Title:
Princeton Gmail: Configuration settings for Mac Mail OS X
Synopsis:
Configuration settings for the built-in Mac OS X Mail program for Princeton Gmail.


Solution:

Enable IMAP on your Princeton Gmail

  1. Sign in to Princeton Gmail: http://gmail.princeton.edu
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right , then select Settings.
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  4. Select Enable IMAP.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Configuring Mac OS X Mail

When you open Mac Mail for the first time, or when no accounts are available, you will see the Add Account screen.

If the Add Account screen does not launch automatically, or if you wish to add an additional account:

  • From the Mail menu at the top of the screen, select Preferences
  • On the top of the Preferences window select Accounts
  • At the bottom left of the Accounts screen, click the + button

The Add Account screen will prompt you for your Full Name, Email Address and Password.

You should enter in your name as you wish it to be displayed on outgoing messages, your full Princeton e-mail address(netID@Princeton.edu) - and type your password in the password field Hold the "option" key on your keyboard and click Continue at the same time.

The next screen will ask you for information regarding your Incoming Mail Server, enter in the following:

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Description: Princeton E-Mail
  • Incoming Mail Server: imap.gmail.com
  • User Name: Your Princeton netID@princeton.edu
  • Password: Your Princeton account password

Once the above information has been entered, click Continue.

Ensure that Use Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) is checked and Authentication is set to Password then click Continue.

The next screen will prompt you for information regarding your Outgoing Mail Server, enter in the following:

  • Description: Princeton SMTP
  • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.princeton.edu
  • Check Use Authentication
  • Username: Your Princeton netID@princeton.edu
  • Password: Your Princeton account password

Once the above information has been entered, click Continue.

Ensure that User Secure Sockets Later(SSL) is checked and Authentication is set to Password then click Continue.

Review the information you have entered and click Create.

Configure Mail for the Princeton LDAP Online Directory lookup

  • From the Mail menu, select Preferences.
  • Select Composing from the buttons at the top of the window.
  • Check "automatically complete addresses," if it is not already checked and then click the Configure LDAP button.
  • In the new window, click the + sign.
  • On this screen, you will be prompted to enter in your LDAP server information which should be as follows:
    • Name: Princeton University
    • Server: ldap.princeton.edu
    • Port: 389
    • Search Base: o=Princeton University,c=US
    • Scope: Subtree

  • Click Save, and then Done.
  • Now the Mac Mail client will attempt to auto-complete messages as you address them.

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Last Updated:
September 10, 2012

Solution ID:
1114