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10.7: Quickly add a Gmail account to Mail Apps
The other day, I had to logout and log back in to Gmail on my Mac. This was the first time I did this in Safari running on Lion.

When I clicked to login, Safari popped up a little dialog asking if I'd like to 'use Mail, iCal, and iChat' with my Gmail account. You can choose to add or not add. Choosing to add sends you to System Preferences where you can set this up for the system.

I haven't been able to test it with other email systems (i.e. Yahoo), but the implementation is pretty cool. Quick and easy way to setup Gmail in Lion.

[crarko adds: Thank you, iOS. Seriously, it is good to have all this stuff in one place, and that Safari is aware of it. Please note in the comments if you find any 3rd-party software taking advantage of this feature. I think that's my main reason for publishing this.]
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10.7: Quickly add a Gmail account to Mail
Authored by: dfbills on Sep 26, '11 08:43:26AM

While this is a great feature, it can be incredibly annoying when using a computer you do NOT want to setup. I haven't found a way to tell it to stop. :)

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10.7: Quickly add a Gmail account to Mail
Authored by: googoo on Sep 26, '11 09:41:11AM

The inability to make this message stop is very Windows Vista-like! I hate obtrusive popups that the user cannot disable. (There are unused icons on your desktop.) I could continue my rant, but I think you get the point!

-Mark



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10.7: Quickly add a Gmail account to Mail
Authored by: wallybear on Sep 26, '11 02:13:58PM

"There are unused icons on your desktop"

You can stop this warning, just go to Desktop properties -> Customize Desktop -> Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days (disable that check box).

(That still does not make Window$ a better world)



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