Access Owl Mail in Apple's Mail

Before you continue with these instructions, please make sure you set your Owl Apps Password.
You can use the same password as you do for your FAUNet ID, but keep in mind that the Owl Mail password is not synchronized with your FAUNet ID password, so if you change your FAUNet ID password the OwlMail password will not change unless you manually change it.

  1. Enable IMAP in Owl Mail:
  • Sign in to Owl Mail.
  • Click the gear icon in the upper right and select Mail settings.
  • Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  • Select Enable IMAP.
  • Configure your IMAP client and click Save Changes.
  1. Open the Mail Application.

    Mavericks (10.9) Users: When prompted to Add Account please choose "Other", do not select Gmail or Exchange, otherwise the email will not download.

    1. On the top click on the mail tab and go to Preferences.
    2. Click on the accounts tab and add a new account by clicking on the +.
    3. Put in your full email FAUNetID@fau.edu and enter your Owl App account password.
      OwlMail on OS X Mail
    4. Set the Account Type to IMAP.
    5. Write up your own Description.
    6. Set the Incoming Mail Server to imap.gmail.com.
    7. For User Name put in your full email again FAUNetID@fau.edu.
    8. The Password is the Owl App password you set earlier.
    9. Click Continue and the Outgoing Mail Server screen will appear.
      OwlMail on OS X Mail
    10. Set up your own Description.
    11. Set the Outgoing Mail Server to smtp.gmail.com.
    12. Check Use only this server and make sure the Use Authentication box is checked.
    13. For User Name put in your full email again FAUNetID@fau.edu.
    14. Your Password is the Owl Apps password you set earlier. Then click Continue.
    15. Check the Take account online box and create.


 Last Modified 8/13/18