If you wish to use Apple Mail, follow the instructions below. Apple Mail

Enable IMAP in your Gmail Settings through Browser

  • Sign in to your GaelMail account through my.stmarys-ca.edu.
  • Click the gear icon in the upper right corner, then select Settings.
  • Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  • Select Enable IMAP and Click Save.
From here you have two options to choose from. IT Services recommends that you change the settings on your existing SMC account on Apple Mail, but you have the option of adding a new account to Apple Mail instead.

Changing your existing Apple Mail account 

  • Launch the Apple Mail program on your Apple computer.
  • Click Mail, then click Preferences.
  • Click on the SMC account on the left-hand side. The account information for SMC will now be displayed to the right. Account Preferences.

Incoming Mail Server

  • Locate the section for Incoming Mail Server settings. It should be the second section on the page.
  • Enter in the following information:
    Incoming Mail Server: imap.gmail.com
    Username: Your full SMC email address (with @stmarys-ca.edu)
    Password: Your SMC password 

Outgoing Mail Server 

Outgoing mail settings example.

  • In the dropdown menu next to Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP), select Edit SMTP Server List.
  • Click the + button to add a new server, then add the following information:
    Description: GaelMail Out
    Server Name: smtp.gmail.com
  • Select the Advanced tab. 
  • Check the box next to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • In the dropdown menu, select Password and enter your full SMC email and password.
  • Once all of the settings have been changed, click okay to return to the account preference page.
  • Select the new Outgoing Mail Server you added from the dropdown menu. It should be called GaelMail Out.
You account should now be fully updated!

OR Adding a new Mac Mail account

Setup for Mac Mail

  • Launch the Apple Mail program on your Apple computer.
  • Click Mail, then click Preferences.
  • On the Accounts tab, click the + button to add a new account.
  • Fill in the following information:
    Full Name: your full name (this will be sent to people as contact information) 
    Email Address: your full GaelMail email address (username@stmarys-ca.edu)
    Password: your SMC password
  • Click Create.

Setup for Incoming Mail Server

  • Select IMAP from the drop down list
  • Key in SMC Gael Mail for the Description
  • Key in imap.gmail.com for the incoming server
  • For the username, be sure to key in your entire email address, such as jxs3@stmarys-ca.edu (This must have the full email address, not just jxs3)
  • Key in your SMC Password
  • Click Continue.

Incoming Mail Security

  • Be sure to check the box Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Authentication Should be Password from the drop down list.
  • Click Continue.

Outgoing Mail

  • Key in the Description SMC Gael Mail
  • Key in smtp.gmail.com
  • Make sure Use Authentication is set to Yes
  • For the username, be sure to key in your entire email address. Example: jxs3@stmarys-ca.edu
  • Key in your SMC Password
  • Click Continue.

Note: Your old account will still remain on our server until 2014.  It will not be active.














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