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How do I configure gmail IMAP in Mail, defaults to POP

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JDfunky Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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Mar 16, 2013 9:43 PM

Hi, trying to configure a new Gmail IMAP account in Mail (6.3), with Mountain Lion 10.8.3, but it defaults to POP mail.

 

When I try to enter new account, it automatically starts trying to connect with gmail's POP server. In Google's instructions, it only has information about Mail 3, saying:

 

Important: please deselect the box next to 'Automatically set up account'

 

I dare say it is important, however there is no longer that option in Mail 6. So how can I force Mail to setup as IMAP?

(I have enabled IMAP in Gmail settings.)

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)

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