How to Configure Microsoft Outlook for your Gmail Account

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July 6, 2008 By Jothis Rajan

How to Configure Microsoft Outlook for your Gmail Account

Last week I tried to configure Microsoft OutLook for my Gmail account so that it will be so easy to check my Gmail. But I Didn’t had any Idea about how to do it. At last my friend helps me to do it. No now i am able to check Gmail with it.

Here I am sharing with you the details of Configuring your email client. I am using Microsoft OutLook. So the information stated here are connected with it. I am using the Pictures so that it will be easy to understand

You can retrieve your Gmail messages with a client or device that supports POP, like Microsoft Outlook.

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· Sign in to Gmail.
· Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
· Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

  1. . Select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  2. · Choose the action you'd like your Gmail messages to take after they are accessed with POP.
  3. Click Save Changes.
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To set up your Outlook client to work with Gmail:
· Open Outlook.
· Click the Tools menu, and select E-mail Accounts...
· Click Add a new e-mail account, and click Next.
· Choose POP3 as your server type by clicking the radio button, and click Next.
· Fill in all necessary fields to include the following information:
User Information
Your Name: Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the From: field of outgoing messages.
Email Address: Enter your full Gmail email address (username@gmail.com)
Server Information
Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.gmail.com
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com
Login Information
User Name: Enter your Gmail username (including @gmail.com)
Password: Enter your Gmail password


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  1. · Click More Settings... and then click the Outgoing Server tab.
  2. · Check the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.


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Click the Advanced tab, and check the box next to This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) under Incoming Server (POP3).


  1. Check the box next to This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) under Outgoing Server (SMTP), and enter 465 in the Outgoing server (SMTP) box.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Click Test Account Settings... After receiving Congratulations! All tests completed successfully, click Close.
  4. Click Next, and then click Finish.

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