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Kresge Library, Room 202
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(248) 370-4357 (HELP)
Fax: (248) 370-4863
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Mac Mail Setup

Mac Mail Setup

Footprints Public Solution #79087 Date: March 2016

These instructions are for setting up the Mail program on Macs, to sync with Webmail.

We can now begin setting up the Mac Mail program

  • Go to Applications and open the Mail program
  • If Mail doesn't offer to set up a new account then do the following:
    1. Click Mail (in the menu bar at the top)
    2. Click Preferences
    3. Go to the accounts tab
    4. Click the plus sign at the bottom of the window
  • On the Add Account screen, select 'Google' (Oakland University emails are gmail-based).

  • Click Continue
  • You should now see the following screen:

  • Type your full Oakland email address (NetworkID@oakland.edu)
  • Click 'Next'
  • The next screen will allow you to verify your NetworkID and Password with Oakland University.
  • Your emails will begin importing--this may take some time.

Your email should now begin syncing on Mac Mail.