- Use a different email client to send messages through your Gmail account.
- Default SMTP Settings for Gmail
- Default Gmail settings for POP3 and IMAP
- Still Can’t Send Email Using Gmail?
Use a different email client to send messages through your Gmail account.
To sync your Gmail account with a third-party email client such as Outlook, you provide instructions to the server on how to send Gmail email in the form of SMTP server settings. The settings are the same for any email provider you use with Gmail.
Default SMTP Settings for Gmail
When you set up an email client to sync with your Gmail account, the screen asks for information about Gmail’s SMTP. Use these settings:
Gmail SMTP server address: smtp.gmail.com †
Gmail SMTP username: Your Gmail address (For instance, [email protected] †
Gmail SMTP password: Your Gmail password †
Gmail SMTP Port (TLS): 587 †
Gmail SMTP Port (SSL): 465 †
Gmail SMTP TLS/SSL Requires: Yes
Default Gmail settings for POP3 and IMAP
The SMTP settings are only for sending email; you also need to specify the settings for receiving emails. Mail is received through POP3 or IMAP servers. Before defining these settings in your email client, you must enable access through settings in Gmail by going to . to go Settings † Forwarding and POP/IMAP †
For more information about these settings, see POP3 and IMAP settings information for Gmail.
Still Can’t Send Email Using Gmail?
Some email apps use older, less secure technologies to sign in to your email account, and Gmail blocks these requests by default. In these cases, you will receive a message about the security of the email client.
To fix this issue, sign in to your Gmail account using a web browser and enable access through less secure apps. If this isn’t the reason Gmail isn’t working in your email client, you may need to unblock it.