kmail: How do I set up mail to access my gmail?

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Q: Can I use Apple Mail to send and receive messages through my gMail account?

A: Apple Mail allows you to gain access to a variety of servers for your email. To set up your Apple mail to access your gMail accounts just complete the following steps:

1. Open Apple Mail,
2. Click 'Mail,' and select 'Preferences'
3. Open the 'Accounts' tab, and click the plus sign along the bottom to add a new account
4. Enter 'pop.gmail.com' in the 'Incoming Mail Server:' field.
5. Enter your Gmail username (including '@gmail.com') in the 'User Name:' field
6. Enter your Gmail password in the 'Password:' field
7. Select 'Add Server...' from the pop-up labeled 'Outgoing Mail Server,' and enter 'smtp.gmail.com' in the 'Outgoing Mail Server:' field
8. Enter '587' in the 'Server port:' field
9. Check the box next to 'Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).'
10. Select 'Password' next to 'Authentication:' and enter your Gmail username (including '@gmail.com) and Gmail password
11. Click 'OK.'
12. Click 'Advanced' and check the box next to 'Use SSL.' (The port changes to '995.')
13. Close the window
14. Enable GMail POP Access by completing the following: Enable Google POP3 Mail Access

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