Gmail is a great webmail service and I love using it. Although as much as I love Gmail, it still is just a webmail service. Webmail can only do so much and only look so good. That is why I like to use Apple’s Mail app. It feels like an email application and I love to use it. And I also love that I can marry Gmail and Apple Mail and get Gmail to work in Apple Mail. And that is exactly what this post is about, migrating your Gmail to Apple Mail.
To be perfectly honest, Apple, has made this so easy to do, that you will be up and running your Gmail on Apple Mail in no time. First, you are going to want to open Apple Mail and click on the “Mail” tab in the menu bar. Then you are going to want to click on the “Preferences” option.
Next you are going to want to click on the Accounts tab. You will then see a + and a – button on the bottom left of the window. Click on the + button to add your Gmail account.
You are then going to be asked to fill in your Gmail credentials. Once you are done with this hit “Continue” and Apple Mail does the rest. You don’t have put in any more info. Apple Mail will recognize that you are using a gmail account and will fill in the rest of the information for you. This is such a nice feature to have. Best of all, it will stay in sync with Gmail. So if you erase a message in Apple Mail, it will also get erased in Gmail.
You can then set the settings of Apple Mail to your liking for your Gmail account.
So why switch over to Apple Mail?
Well, it really is a personal choice thing. I love the ease of use and how Mail is integrated into my Mac. For example, if I want to make a greeting card as an email, there are different templates right in Apple Mail that I can use. Although Gmail is making lots of strides to trying to become more of a native email experience, there are still small things that make me want to use Apple Mail.
What are your thoughts? Do you use Apple Mail for your gmail?