UARK Gmail Mac Setup

WAIT: In Outlook, you might be required to use an IMAP password for UARK Gmail, which is created in Password Manager. Also make sure you and are connected to a secure Wi-Fi network before beginning UARK Gmail setup.

Outlook 2011 and Outlook 2016

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Click the Tools tab. Click Accounts. Select Other Email.
  3. Enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu).
  4. In the Password field, enter your IMAP password for UARK Gmail.
  5. In the Username field, enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu).
  6. Select IMAP from the Type drop-down menu.
  7. In the Incoming Server field, enter "imap.gmail.com."
  8. Check the "Use SSL to connect" box.
  9. In the Outgoing Server field, enter "smtp.gmail.com."
  10. Check the "Override default port" box and enter "587" or "465" in the port field.
  11. Check the "Use SSL to connect" box.
  12. Click Add Account.
  13. Click More Options under the Outgoing Server information. Select "User Name and Password" from the Authentication drop-down menu.
  14. Enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu) and your IMAP password for UARK Gmail. Click OK.
  15. Enter "UARK Gmail" in the Account Description field. Close the Accounts window.

Before your setup is complete, it is necessary to enable the less secure apps setting for UARK Gmail:

  1. Log into email.uark.edu with your UARK username and your regular UARK password.
    Note: Do not use the special IMAP password when logging into email.uark.edu
  2. Click the Settings gear icon in the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Click the Accounts tab and click Google Account Settings.
  4. In the "Sign-in & Security" section of the My Account page, click Connected Apps & Sites.
  5. Click the ON button for Allow Less Secure Apps.

macOS Mail (OS X Mail)

  1. Open Mail. From the menu bar, click Mail and select Accounts. Click Google.
  2. Enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu). Click Next.
  3. In the UARK Central Login window, enter your UARK username and password. Click Log in.
    Note: In older versions of OS X, you will be required to use your IMAP password for UARK Gmail.
  4. Select the apps you wish to use. Click Done.

Troubleshooting

If you get an error during the setup process, follow the steps below to make sure IMAP is enabled for your UARK Gmail mailbox.

  1. Log into email.uark.edu with your UARK username and password.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the upper right and select Mail settings.
  3. Click Forwarding and then click Pop/IMAP.
  4. Click Enable IMAP. Click Save Changes.
  5. Repeat the setup instructions.

Updated 10/13/2015


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