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Gmail in Outlook

A lesson on how to set up your Outlook to receive and send Gmail e-mail.

 
  Author: mat | Version: | 20th September 2011 |  
 
 
1.
 

Start Outlook.

If you don't have any account set yet, a Outlook set-up wizard will start.

If the set-up wizard doesn't start, go to your Outlook, click File, click Account Settings and again Account Settings then click New and proceed to the step 3 of this lesson.

 
 
2.
 

With Yes selected click Next ...

 
 
3.
 

... choose Manually configure server settings .... and click Next ...

 
 
4.
 

... select Internet E-mail and click Next.

 
 
5.
 

In the new account settings window, enter your name and your Gmail address.

Aas Account Type select POP3, Incoming mail server is pop.gmail.com, SMTP server is smtp.gmail.com.

Enter your Gmail user name (for example. mat.matson@gmail.com) and enter your Gmail password.
Check the Remember password option.

 
 
6.
 

Click More Settings.

 
 
7.
 

Click the Outgoing Server tab select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and click Use same settings as my incoming mail server option.

 
 
8.
 

Under the Advanced tab, enter 995 as POP3, check This server requires an encrypted connection option and enter 465 as SMTP.

Choose SSL as Use the following type of encrypted connection.

 
 
9.
 

Check or uncheck the Leave a copy of messages on the server.

I would uncheck the Remove from server after.. option.

Click OK.

 
 
10.
 

Now click Test Account Settings button, to check if your settings are ok.

 
 
11.
 

In case everything went well, you'll get the Congratulations message, if not review and reenter your settings.

 
 
12.
 

Click Finish.

 
 
13.
 

And Outlook should start connected to your Gmail account. You can now use Outlook to receive and send you Gmail e-mails.

 
 
 
   
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