Configure Microsoft® Outlook Express to work with Gmail®
What are the techniques that can be employed to configure Microsoft Outlook Express to work with Gmail. What are the things to look out for while doing so?
Gmail is a free and advanced email providers that provides you great storage facilities. It allows you to set up a POP account that could help you to read and reply to messages offline. This facility can be used even if you are not connected to the Internet. Meanwhile, Microsoft Outlook Express provides you support to manage emails from your Gmail account. Microsoft Outlook Express is an email and news client from Microsoft Corporation that is bundled with Internet Explorer and several versions of Windows Operating Systems. Before you start using Gmail in Microsoft Outlook Express, you will need to configure Gmail in Microsoft Outlook Express.
The tips to configure Microsoft Outlook Express to work with Gmail and the points to keep in mind while doing so are:
- Setting up
- Entering the details
- Things to keep in mind
Setting up Gmail to access mail in Microsoft Outlook Express is easy. To configure Microsoft Outlook Express, click on 'Tools' and navigate to 'Accounts'. This will open your Internet Accounts tab and here in the 'Internet Accounts' box, you can click on the 'Add' option provided on the top right of the box and then select the 'Mail' option.
Entering the details
In the Internet Connection Wizard box that comes up after clicking the 'Mail' option, you need to enter your account details. You can provide your display name for your account after that you need to click 'Next'. Now you need to provide your Email Address for your Gmail account and click on 'Next'. Now you can enter 'Incoming Mail' as pop.gmail.com and the 'Outgoing Mail' as smtp.gmail.com and then click 'Next'. After this you can provide your full Gmail address by the Account Name and password in the password box and click 'Finish'.
To start using the Gmail in Microsoft Outlook Express, first you need to enable the POP in your Gmail account. You should specify the Gmail server settings after entering in the details and click on 'Finish'. You can navigate to the 'Properties' of the new email created. Now you can select the 'Servers' tab and check in the 'My Server Requires Authentication' box that you can find under the 'Outgoing Mail Server.' After this you need to navigate to the 'Advanced' tab and in here you need to check in the 'This Server Requires a Secure SSL Connection' box. Finally you can enter 465 in the Outgoing Mail box and enter 995 in the Incoming Mail box. Finally you need to click on 'OK' and 'Exit'.
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