Access Gmail with Outlook

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  1. Read your messages from all accounts in one place
  2. Access Gmail with Outlook
  3. Connect Gmail and Outlook manually

Read your messages from all accounts in one place

You can set Gmail to leave email you download in Outlook unread in your inbox, or you can download email automatically in Gmail. You can also delete messages that are already downloaded in Outlook.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, and Outlook for Office 365.

Access Gmail with Outlook

To receive messages sent to your Gmail account in Outlook, you must first prepare Gmail and then Outlook. After you enable IMAP in Gmail, you can set up an account in Outlook.

  1. Open Outlook and go to File .

  2. Select Add Account . A window will open Add Account .

  3. In a text field E-mail address enter your Gmail email address.

  4. Select connect .

  5. Enter your Gmail password, then select connect .

  6. Wait while Outlook connects to your Gmail account.

Connect Gmail and Outlook manually

If automatic setup doesn’t work as expected, set up Gmail manually in Outlook.

  1. Open Outlook.

  2. Select File .

  3. Select Add Account . The Add Account window opens.

  4. Select extra options .

  5. Select Allow me to set up my account manually .

  6. Enter your email address and then select connect .

  7. Select IMAP .

  8. Enter your password then select connect .

  9. Select Change account settings .

  10. Enter the following information in the text box: IMAP Account Settings .

    Incoming mail server (IMAP)

    imap.gmail.com

    SSL required: Yes

    Port: 993

    Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

    smtp.gmail.com

    SSL required: Yes

    TLS required: Yes (if available)

    Verification required: Yes

    Port for SSL: 465

    Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587

    Full name or display name your name
    Account name, username or email address your full email address
    password your Gmail password
  11. Select connect and wait while Outlook connects to your Gmail account.

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