Monday, March 24, 2014

About Setting Up Gmail In Microsoft Outlook

Outlook can be configured to setup email accounts offered by third party email service providers such as Gmail, Yahoo or the Microsoft email service Outlook.com. When Outlook is configured to set up third party email accounts it requires the correct POP3 or IMAP settings to access the servers of these email service providers in order to establish communication with them. This article looks at the steps for configuring Microsoft Outlook application to set up Gmail account in it.

Outlook email setup instructions
  • Launch your Microsoft Outlook application by double-clicking on the Outlook icon on the desktop. 
  • When the application is loaded, navigate to the section titled Tools and choose Email Accounts from the dropdown menu. This will pop up a new screen with an option saying Add a new email account. Click on this option followed by Next to continue. 
  • The next section requires you to provide the server details. Choose IMAP or POP3 as the type your Outlook email account and proceed by clicking the Next button. 
  • The following screen requires you to provide your Gmail account settings. Gather your Gmail account settings details such as username, password, display name, server details and server port details. If you are not sure of any of these details, contact the Gmail customer care for the same. 
  • Type your name and Gmail address in the ‘User details’ section. 
  • In the ‘server details’ field, type the incoming and outgoing mail server details of Gmail service. You may contact the Gmail support for the correct settings. 
  • Next is ‘Logon details’ field. This section requires you to provide your Gmail username and password. After entering the details, select the box titled ‘Remember password’. Leave this box unchecked if you do not want Outlook to remember your password. This is recommended if your PC is shared by multiple users. 
  • After that, select the button titled More settings and choose the advanced tab in it. 
  • Specify the port numbers for the incoming as well as Outgoing mail servers in this section. Also, select the checkbox that says This server requires an encrypted connection. 
  • Next, click the Test account option. Outlook will verify the account settings details you have provided and send you a confirmation message if it succeeds in connecting to the server and establishing the connection. 
You have now successfully configured your Outlook email setup settings for Gmail.

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