Configure Email and Calendar Applications

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Use these instructions to configure iCal to use your BC Google account, so colleagues and students at BC can invite you to meetings, etc.

Synching iCal with your BC Google Apps Account
  1. Open Apple iCal.
  2. In the toolbar, click Calendar, then Preferences.
  3. Click the Accounts tab.
  4. In the accounts pane on the left, click the + button to add an account.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • Account Type: Google
    • Email Address:
    • Password: Secondary Password

Syncing additional calendars with iCal and other iOS devices

By default, any calendars that appear in My calendars on the web, as well as the Contacts’ birthdays and events calendar, will be synced. Follow these steps to sync any additional calendars, or remove any of My calendars from syncing to iCal:

  1. Visit:
  2. Select or deselect the calendars you’d like displayed.
  3. Click the save button.
  4. Refresh iCal, or close and restart in order to see your new selection.

*These settings will apply to any device you sync using CalDAV, such as your iPhone or other iOS device.

Mac Contacts

Use CardDAV to sync your Google Contacts with your Mac.

Note: CardDAV is supported on Mac OS X 10.7 and above. 

  1. On your Mac, go to Applications > Contacts.
  2. In the Contacts application, go to Contacts > Preferences > Accounts > + In the window that pops up, enter the following:
    • Account type: CardDAV
    • Username:
    • Password: Secondary Password
    • Server address:
  3. Your contacts will now start syncing from your Google account with your Mac. Any new contacts you make on your Mac will sync with your Google account, and any new contacts in your Google account will sync with your Mac.