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How do I add bMail to Apple Mail?

This guide will show you how to add bMail to Apple Mail via IMAP. The procedure is applicable for Mac Mail 3.0 through 6.1+ on OS X 10.5 through 10.8.

Before you start:

  • Check your CalMail account type

Please use this article to check if your current account is POP3 or IMAP. 

If it is POP3, DO NOT delete the account nor change it's server settings. Instead, simply follow the directions below to add a secondary, IMAP bMail 

account that will receive all new incoming mail. 


If it is IMAP, delete the account before following the instructions below.

  • Set a Google Key

If you have not already created a Google Key, do so now by following this article. You will need the key to complete the steps in this article.

  • Enable IMAP

Before you can setup Apple Mail, you need to enable IMAP in the bMail web client. For instructions please see this article.

Add your account in Apple Mail:


Step 1: In the Menu Bar, click “Mail”, then “Preferences” 


NOTE: If this you have not setup an account on Apple Mail before, and you see a “Welcome to Mail” window, skip to Step 3. 

Step 2: In Accounts, click the plus sign in the bottom-left corner


Step 3: Add Account -- Fill in the form as follows


Full Name: Your name

Email Address: your bMail address

Password: Your Google Key 


Next, click “Continue”




Step 4: At this point, you will likely see an error message saying “Logging into the Berkeley.edu IMAP server failed.” Do not worry about this; simply click “Continue”. 




Step 5: Incoming Mail Server – Fill in the form as follows:


Account Type: IMAP

Description: Give your account a name, for example “Berkeley”

Incoming Mail Server: change to imap.gmail.com

User Name: your full bMail address

Password: Your Google Key


Next, click “Continue”




Step 6: Change the Outgoing Mail Server to smtp.gmail.com and check “Use only this server”. Then, click “Continue”. 




Step 7: Make sure “Take account online” is checked, and click “Create”. 


That’s it! Now your account should be ready to use in Apple Mail. 





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Owner: Bernie R.Group: Campus Shared Services
Created: 2012-10-09 17:25 CDTUpdated: 2013-04-24 16:01 CDT
Sites: Campus Shared Services