How to add your G Suite email address to a Microsoft Outlook or Mac Mail profile on Mac

G mail is the prefered route for accessing G Suite account, however, sometimes you just need the familiar feel of Outlook or Mac Mail, this guild details how to synchronise your G Suite account with Outlook on a Mac device.

Using Google Mail with Microsoft Outlook for Mac

Instructions for Outlook 2011 on OS X

  • From the menu bar, click Outlook and go to Preferences.
  • Click the Accounts button.
  • Click the + button, and select E-mail…
  • Enter the details for your account as follows:
  • Email/Username: Your Google Apps email address
  • Password: Your Google Apps password
  • Type: IMAP
  • IMAP Server:
  • SSL Enabled, Port 993
  • SMTP Server:
  • SSL Enabled, Port 587
  • Ensure the Override default port and Use SSL to connect boxes are checked.
  • Click Add Account.
  • Select your newly added account from the list. In the right pane, select More Options… under the SMTP settings.
  • Set the authentication option to Use Incoming Server Info. Click OK.
  • Close the preference pane to begin using your email.

Using Google Mail with Mac Mail

  • Open Apple mail and choose Mail from the menubar, then select Preferences
  • Select the Accounts tab
  • Press the + to add a new account
  • Enter your details and click Set Up to see an Account Summary – your Account Type should be Gmail IMAP
  • Press Create
  • On the Apple Mail Preferences screen, change the following settings:
  • Click on Mailbox Behaviours tab
  • Untick all except Junk (although this is a preference of ours and you can choose to leave as you see fit)


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