Getting mail clients to work with domains at Gmail

My work email is Thomas.Haynes@example.org and is actually maintained at gmail.com.

Both Mail.app and mutt have had a hard time configuring for it.

For Mail.app:

  1. Set it up as normal for a Google IMAP account.
  2. Then go to Mail -> Preferences, select the account.
  3. Then on the “Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):”, select by left click the server
  4. and then “Edit SMTP Server List …”.
  5. Now, select the server again
  6. First you’ll want to change the “Description” to be “Example.org” (this is in the “Account Information”)
  7. Second you will want to select Advanced
  8. Third, change the “User Name:” from “First.Last@gmail.com” to be “First.Last@example.org”

It should work now

For mutt, I followed the directions at Consolify your Gmail with MUTT with the exception of the following line:

set smtp_url = "smtp://yourusername@smtp.gmail.com:587/"

I modified it to be:

set smtp_url = "smtp://First.Last@example.org@smtp.gmail.com:587/"

 

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