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Configure Apple Mail OS X for Campus Email

Read your UC San Diego email in Apple Mail.

First, find where your mail lives

Find where mail sent to your @ucsd.edu email address is delivered with the Account Lookup Tool.

Next, follow the instructions below for your account type

UCSD Gmail account

1. Enable IMAP

Sign into UC San Diego Gmail at gmail.ucsd.edu.

  • Select your UC San Diego email or click Add Account.

Click the gear icon and select Settings.

Under the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, select Enable IMAP.

Click Save Changes.


2. Add Account to Apple Mail

Open the Mail application, then click Mail → Preferences...

Select the Accounts tab, then + on the bottom left.


3. Enter Account Information

Select Add Other Mail Account... from the list.

Enter your name, email address, and password.


4. Incoming Mail Server Info

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Mail Server: imap.gmail.com
  • User Name: Your UC San Diego email address
  • Password: Your password
Incoming Mail Server Information

5. Outgoing Mail Server Info

  • SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
  • User Name: Your UC San Diego email address
  • Password: Your password
Incoming Mail Server Information

acsmail.ucsd.edu

1. Add Account

Open the Mail application, then click Mail → Preferences...

Select the Accounts tab, then + on the bottom left.


2. Enter Account Information

Select Add Other Mail Account... from the list.

Enter your name, email address, and password.


3. Incoming Mail Server Info

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Mail Server: acsmail.ucsd.edu
  • User Name: If your email is jsmith@ucsd.edu, your user name is "jsmith"
  • Password: Your password
Incoming Mail Server Information

4. Outgoing Mail Server Info

  • SMTP Server: smtp.ucsd.edu
  • User Name: If your email is jsmith@ucsd.edu, your user name is "jsmith"
  • Password: Your password
Incoming Mail Server Information

mail.ucsd.edu or ad.ucsd.edu

Your mail is delivered through the campus Exchange server. Learn how to set up Exchange with Apple Mail.


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