Gmail Settings for Outlook

If you want to  get started with cloud computing.Then best is to use a cloud-based e-mail service such as  Gmail instead of server-based Microsoft Exchange. However, you may not be ready to throw or foreget  the familiar interface of Microsoft Outlook just yet.Dont worry , Outlook can be configured to work with Gmail but you must enable the IMAP protocol for your Gmail account.

So here are the steps of Gmail Settings for Outlook:

  1. First log in to your Gmail account
  2. Click gear icon on top right , then click settings .
  3. Now click forwarding and POP/IMAP for POP and IMAP settings.
  4. Enable IMAP and click save changes.

Gmail settings for outlook

After configuring Gmail for IMAP, you can now asdd your Gmail account to Outlook.

  1. Open Outlook and Choose file and click Account Settings.
  2. Click new and choose email account .Then click Next
  3. Choose Manual setip or additional server types
  4. Choose POP or IMAP. Click Next .
  5. In Add account page you will be asked to enter information
  • Your name
  • Email address(complete gmail address)
  • Account type(IMAP)
  • Incoming mail server(
  • Outgoing mail server(
  • Username
  • Password

Gmail POP and IMAP account settings

  1. Click more settings
  2. Now click Outgoing Server tab
  3. Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  4. Choose options ” Use Same Settings as my incoming mail server”.

gmail outgoing server

  1. Click advances tab and enter the information
    Incoming server(IMAP)= 993
    – Use following type of encrypted connection= SSL
    – Outgoing server(SMTP) = 465
    – Use following type of encrypted connection= SSL
    gmail advanced email settings
  2. Click ok then Next and be patient while outlook is testing your connection.
  3. After the test is complete , Click close (If the test is nor successful do check your all the entries once again)
  4. Click Finish


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