If you are a Mac user, you can use macOS Mail to send and receive Gmail messages. To use Gmail in macOS Mail you need to enable access by IMAP or POP . After completing these steps, you can add Gmail using any protocol.
Instructions in this article apply to macOS High Sierra (10.13) and later.
Setting up for IMAP access
The first option for using Gmail in macOS mail is IMAP. Below are instructions for configuring Gmail with IMAP protocol .
To Mail select » File» > » Add account» . (Or, if you’ve never set up an account, all you have to do is open mail.)
Select google, then select Proceed .
Enter in your Gmail address and select Further .
Enter your Gmail password and click Further .
Choose which apps you want to use with this account and click Ready .