Adding Gmail® to Microsoft® Outlook Express
Adding Gmail to Microsoft Outlook Express: Benefits and Common Issues
Microsoft Outlook Express is one of the most widely used e-mail clients. This is found in IE 4 and IE 6 versions. You can also find this application in the Microsoft Office suite. By using this e-mail client, users can handle Internet mail, which includes mail accounts and address books, etc. The latest version available now is Microsoft Outlook Express 2010. You would have to keep only the genuine version of the product. Only then you can use all its features. This e-mail program is capable of handling Hotmail, POP, MSN and IMAP accounts.
Below is more on adding Gmail to Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Benefits of Adding Gmail
- Add Gmail to Microsoft Outlook Express
- Issues and Tips to Fix
Benefits of Adding Gmail
By adding Gmail to Microsoft Outlook Express, you would be able to save e-mails in the system. You could read, manage and send Gmail messages. Only a very simple interface is needed for that. You do not need to log in to the account when you need to check the e-mail.
Add Gmail in Microsoft Outlook Express
You need to enable POP on Gmail and then configure Microsoft Outlook Express. Firstly open Microsoft Outlook Express. In that click 'Tools' and then 'Accounts'. In the box for Internet Accounts click on 'Add' and then 'Mail'. Now enter the display name for the account and click 'Next'. After that enter e-mail address and again click 'Next'. Then you can enter incoming mail as pop.gmail.com and outgoing mail as smtp.gmail.com and then click 'Next'. In account name enter the full Gmail address and password in the next box. Then click 'Next' and click on 'Finish'. Now specify Gmail server settings. You must highlight the new e-mail account and then hit 'Properties'. Now hit 'Servers' tab. You need to give Outgoing Mail port as 465 and Incoming Mail as 995. Then click 'OK' and then 'Exit'.
There might be issues while setting up Gmail in Microsoft Outlook Express. Make sure that you are having a proper Internet connection. If there is no proper connection, you will get error messages. You will not be able to complete adding of Gmail to Microsoft Outlook Express. Check all the settings needed for Internet connection and make sure that cables are plugged firmly. Make sure that all details you have entered are correct. Check your e-mail address, password and server details and make sure all details are correct. Some firewall or the ISPs might block ports like 465 or 995.
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