This FAQ gives a step by step guideline on how to configure Apple Mail for your Berkeley bMail account.
Add your bMail to Apple Mail via Google:
- Launch the Mail app and select “Google” then click “Continue”.
- Enter your full @berkeley.edu email address then click “Next”.
- Enter your CalNet ID and Passphrase then click “Sign In”.
- Select the items you would like to synchronize (Mail, Calendar, Contacts, etc.) then click “Done”.
For those of you who already know how to set up Apple Mail but just need the server names and port numbers, they are:
- INCOMING SERVER: imap.gmail.com port 993 (use SSL)
- OUTGOING SERVER: smtp.gmail.com port 465 (use SSL)
- USERNAME: email@example.com (not just “username”)
- PASSWORD: your bConnected Key
Creating A New Account
You will first need to be sure that your bMail account has IMAP enabled, and that you have created a bConnected Key.
bConnected Key Instructions (for older clients without 2-step authentication):
- After loading Mail, a startup screen should appear.
- Enter your full name, email address, and your bConnected Key:
- Select “IMAP” for Account Type; enter bMail for Description,imap.gmail.com for the Incoming Mail Server, firstname.lastname@example.org for User Name (not just “username”).
- For the Outgoing Mail Server, enter bMail for Description, smtp.gmail.comfor the server, and click “Use Authentication” (your User Name and Password should already be filled in).
- This last page gives you a summary of your information. If everything checks out, click Continue.
Setting up LDAP Autocomplete
The EECS LDAP servers restrict off-campus access, so to use this auto-completion while off campus, you will need to use the Campus VPN Service.
- Go to Mail -> Preferences -> Composing.
- Under Addressing, click on “Configure LDAP…”.
- In the next window, click the + to add a new server.
- Enter the Server Info:
- Name: EECS
- Server: ldap.eecs.berkeley.edu
- Click Use SSL (port 636 will be used)
- Search Base: ou=people,o=eecs.berkeley.edu,dc=eecs,dc=berkeley,dc=edu
- Click Save and Done.