How To Setup Gmail Account In Outlook

How to Setup an Outlook Gmail Account

Why should I use Outlook to handle my Gmail account?

While Google Gmail’s web-based system is among the most feature-rich webmail systems, you can prefer to manage your Gmail account and messages using a client email software program such as Microsoft Outlook. For instance, if you use various email addresses in addition to your Gmail account, you would most probably like to read and manage all of your email accounts from the same interface and software.

Setting up the Outlook Gmail settings.

You can set up Outlook to manage your Gmail account as either a POP3 or an IMAP account. You must allow the related account option in your Gmail account (Gmail Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP) depending on your preference.

In this section, we’ll show you how to configure Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 to 2010 to send, receive, and store email messages for a Gmail address. Before you begin, please ensure that you are familiar with your Gmail email address and password.

Start Outlook by going to Tools -> Email Accounts from the main Outlook window.

Pick “Add a new e-mail account” and click Next in the Outlook popup window.

Select POP3 or IMAP (depending on your needs) for the Outlook email account form on the server type step, then click Next. There is no need to pick IMAP since the Gmail web-based account would hold a copy of all emails in the same way that an IMAP account will.

On the following screen, enter your Outlook Gmail settings, including your Gmail username and password, Gmail server addresses, Gmail server ports, and Outlook Gmail show name.

In the User Details section, type your Name (it can be anything, but bear in mind that this is the name/text that people will see when you send them an email from your Outlook Gmail account) and your Gmail email address.

Join the Google Gmail servers in the Server Information section:

Outlook POP Gmail servers:

– Mail server for incoming messages: pop.gmail.com

– The incoming mail server is smtp.gmail.com.

Outlook IMAP Gmail server: – Incoming mail server: imap.gmail.com

– The incoming mail server is smtp.gmail.com.

To test your Outlook Gmail configuration, click the “Test Account Settings” button, which will cause Outlook to attempt to connect to your Gmail account and send and receive an Outlook test email. If the test is successful, the test email will appear in your Outlook Inbox folder. Outlook will show error messages; most likely, you did not configure the correct server settings, or your Gmail password is incorrect.

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