In this article we are going to learn How to Configure Gmail Account in Microsoft outlook. As we know that Gmail is one of the most popular product of Google and one of the best email service. Billions of people uses gmail as a personal email account and you can also use the gmail email service for your own custom domain for official use. The best advantages of Gmail account and email service is It’s completely secure, product of a reputed company, so many useful features and 7 GB of Quota space, attach 25 MB file as attachment and many more.
To access the Gmail account every time we have to go to the website and have to enter Username and Password to login. But there is a convenient way by which we can access the Gmail without doing all those things. Microsoft Outlook allows us to configure the Gmail account. By doing so you can send and receive all your gmail E-mails from outlook. You can configure the gmail account in Microsoft Outlook by two ways i.e. either configure using POP3 Or IMAP. Here I will show you the configuration steps using IMAP. So let’s get started.
Follow the below steps to Configure gmail account in Microsoft outlook
The configuration steps are very simple. You have to follow 8 steps to configure the same.
Login your Gmail account -> Click on Gear Icon -> then click on Settings
Now click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and select Enable IMAP option. Refer the snapshot below.
Now we have to enable Less secure apps. If you don’t enable it then Gmail will not allow you to connect through Microsoft Outlook. So just click on below button and Enable Less secure apps option by sliding the button to Right. Refer the snapshot below.
Click Here! to Enable
Note : You can enable the Less secure apps option if you have logged in to your gmail account only.
We have completed the required settings from Gmail account end. Now we have to configure the Gmail on outlook. For that click on Start -> Control Panel -> Mail.
Click on Add button and give a Name then click on Ok. Refer the snapshot below.
On our next window select Manual setup or Additional server types.
Here you have to choose services. As we are going to configure the Gmail account with IMAP service so select POP or IMAP.
Now we are on main configuration Page. Here we have to enter all details i.e. Your Name, Gmail account email address, Incoming email Server (i.e imap.gmail.com), Outgoing email server (i.e. smtp.gmail.com), Username and Password. Refer the snapshot below.
Then click on More settings button. You will get a new window. Here click on Outgoing Server tab then check on My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
Then click on Advance Tab on same window. On this window we have to define port number for IMAP and SMTP services.
Enter port number 993 On Incoming server (IMAP) field and then select SSL from drop down list on Use the following type of encrypted connection.
Like that enter port number 25 On Outgoing server (SMTP) field and then select TLS from drop down list on Use the following type of encrypted connection. After all above settings click on Ok. Refer the snapshot below.
After above settings click on Next button. The Microsoft Outlook will check account settings.
After a successful testing just click on Finish to complete the Gmail account configuration. Refer the snapshot below.
Now you can open the Microsoft Outlook application send and receive gmail account emails.
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