Configure Gmail Account in Outlook using Outlook Email Setup

Now, for those of you who wish to configure your Gmail accounts on your version of Outlook, welcome to Outlook Email Setup. And if this is your first time trying to setup an email account on Outlook, you need not worry.

For the Outlook Email Setup steps as suggested by Microsoft on this article will be detailed with easy to understand and perform guidelines so as to help you successfully complete the setup without any conflicts and complications.

Let us take a look shall we?

Configuring Gmail Account on Outlook with Outlook Email Setup

To begin with email setup and its steps in configuring your Gmail account, you first need to launch your web browser application and log into your Gmail account. Click on the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab followed by choosing “Enable IMAP” then hit on “Save Changes” and close the window.

After which, re-launch your Outlook program once again on your computer and head for the “Tools” menu in the main menu bar. Scroll down the list and select “Account Settings” then click on the “Email” tab followed by “New”. Also choose “IMAP” and continue with “Next”.

You need to then provide your name, your email address, your username and your password all in its own respective fields. Follow this up by typing in “imap.gmail.com” as your “Incoming Mail Server” and then “smtp.gmail.com” for your “Outgoing Mail Server”.

(The “Remember Password” option is optional. And it completely depends on you whether you wish to enable or leave it as it is)

Next up, click on the “More Settings” option followed by the “Advanced” tab and enter “993” into the “Incoming Server” field and “587” into the “Outgoing Server” field. Select “SSL” from the encrypted connection drop-down menu for the incoming server and choose “TLS” from the resulting encrypted connection drop-down menu for the outgoing server.

Then proceed onto the “Outgoing Server” tab and place a check mark next to the “My outgoing server requires authentication” option. Also click on the radio button next to “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”.

Finally click on “Ok” then “Next” followed by “Finish”, “Close” and “Ok”.

This successfully completes setting up your Gmail account on Outlook as per Microsoft and its help steps.


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